As a student, the school where you attend does not define you! You are not completely stereotyped by the school you attend. This is another excuse students who don’t excel give. “I scored below the cut-off mark because of my school, we don’t have good teachers”; you’ll hear them say. But what about that brilliant student in your class who scored above the cut-off mark? Did he not attend the same school with you? I think you got it all wrong at first by thinking that what you must know is proportionate to the teachers you have and the school you attend! Now hear this: it is not that school that decides your academic personality. Rather, it is you who define the school from you performance. It’s the other way round!
You are the one to define your school through your behaviour and
performance. You’re not in anyway limited by the size or intellectual level of the school you attend.
After speaking to the senior secondary students of Owerri’s largest public secondary school, one of the teachers there asked me: “is there any student with this type intelligence in IMSU”? She could not believe what she saw me do! Now tell me: what have you been telling people about your school through your behaviour and academic performance? It is not true that the school determines whether you’ll be bright academically or not. It only contributes a quota, and that’s quite a minute one. The real determinant of whether or not you
become bright academically is you!
You’re the one to decide. Life will never give you what you deserve but what you decide. Your decision is your guiding principle. It is that which channels your passions, potentials and purpose to their proper and actualized end. People begin to become successful the moment they make up their mind (decide,resolve, determine) to be successful. Success or failure begins with the mind. It is a product of the mindset. Your thinking defines who you are.
Now listen to this: failure is the exact opposite of the student. It is not in the nature of a student to fail, but rather to manifest excellence. Failure is the antonym of the student! The student is a scholar, a high-flier. Yet most of us are three degrees removed from this ideal.
What then is the factor responsible? Ignorance I call it! Students fail when they don’t realise what is in them, when they don’t discover themselves. When they don’t do their main job as students – studying. Academic excellence is a decision. I’ll say it again, “the educational industry is a sector where there are no monopoly of excellence”. Any student who dares can unleash his genius and become the next to be celebrated. Geniuses are not born but made! Academic excellence is not something reserved for some particular sects of intelligent folks. You too can achieve it, if only you can decide! Anthony Robbins said: you can have anything you want if you are willing to give up the belief that you can’t.
Can I shock you? In the academic world, there are no geniuses! There are only what I call “reading addicts”. 95% of the people we call geniuses are just “book worms”. In fact, research has proven that students who excel in academics are mostly students who make reading their habit. All you need is to get your priorities right, with the right mental attitude towards reading, to become a high-flier.
Even Ben Carson has affirmed that students who excel academically are not the geniuses or the so-called intelligent folks. They’re simply “students who read extensively”! When was the last time you read for at least 3 hours? Oh, you think you can’t? When last did you try?
Let’s tell the truth: how many times have you read extensively and
prepared very well for an exam and still failed? I’ll keep saying it: Students fail only because they fail to be Students! The only one to blame or praise for your academics is you. Pocket that excuse and become your true self! Real successful people don’t give excuses for their failure. They take responsibility for their result and try harder the next time. That’s the mentality of great men.
Rev. Dr. Uma Ukpai said: excuses are the nails used to build the house of
failure. You’re the next genius to be discovered. The world is waiting for
your excellence, and please I beg of you, don’t keep them waiting for too long.
Every student has a genius in him. ~ Chizi Daniels. It is not what you don’t have that limits you, but what you have but don’t know how to use. ~ Steve Harris.
Let me show you the most successful way that unleashed the geniuses in other students! Academic excellence is not gotten by chance, the gent who woke up and found himself successful has not been sleeping. Rather, academic excellence is a lifestyle built on the
gradual habit of reading, dedication and hardwork, one day at a time. I know the price of success, said Mary Kay Ash: determination, hardwork, and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.
It is my mission to help you unleash that genius in the inside through
strategic and insightful coaching and motivation.
Don’t say No! Dare to be the next genius of the 21st century and make the whole world dazed about you. Let’s make it happen! It’s simply your choice…
Yours truly motivational,
THE ACADEMIC COACH.