Set academic goals, and set those goals high. Take full responsibility for your actions and your results. “Google” has made prolonged ignorance inexcusable. If you can’t gain an understanding from your classroom teacher, go online and find the teacher, video, article, or blog post you need.
Make sure you practice self discipline. Become obsessed with self improvement. Read and read a lot! Manage your time well and keep going, even when (not if) there is adversity and strife in your personal life.
I believe in you. You have a purpose. You are here for a reason. You are reading this for a reason. It’s time and the time is now! Get busy, because our school, our city, our state, our country, our world is counting on you! We need you to be at your very best.
Maurice Guest Jr., is an education administrator in Little Rock, Arkansas.