In a survey I conducted, a reader wrote:
I'm very much a fan of your articles and have a question for you:
Could you talk about the problems of students and how Wallace D. Wattles' principles apply to them?
Mostly lack of communication in class, building confidence, and how students can overcome the problem of forgetting lectures or blank minds during classes.
I hope my question will be noticed and answered.
A lot of thanks for this opportunity!"
You're most welcome...
I very much appreciate your telling me that.
You know, I thought long and hard about your question and kept coming back to the same two things:
1. If problems are what you think you have, and talk about, problems are what you'll have.
2. What difference does it make? Principles are principles, regardless of whether you're a doctor, lawyer, teacher, preacher, businessperson, tradesperson, or student, and, thus, apply equally to all.
Want to know the number-one mistake I see students making?
It's the same exact mistake most people make...
They lack a clear and definite purpose in life!
In other words, they're just going to school to go to school without any real good reason why they're going to school, if they even need to be going to school.
In his book The Personal Power Course, Wallace D. Wattles wrote:
"I cannot lay too much stress on the necessity of wanting to do something, and of knowing what you want to do and what you want to be. You might as well put to sea without knowing which port you wish to make as to start in life without a definite purpose. You cannot work constructively unless you have in mind to construct something; and you must have in mind a picture of that which you wish to construct. Aim high; but know what you are aiming at; do not fire into the air. Hitch your wagon to a star, but know what star it is, and know why you hitch to it. What kind of structure would a bricklayer build who was not sure whether he was working on a circular chimney or a square cottage?"
Good question, isn't it?
An even better one, for you anyway, would be this:
What kind of structure would a student build if they weren't sure what they were working on?
Get real clear about the result you're after, the "port" you wish to make, and, I think you'll find as I have, all your so-called "problems" will take care of themselves.
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