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Advice from Father to Son

June 28, 2014 | Quick Tips | No Comments

father-sonAugust 27, 1997

Dear Son:

Now that you are about to begin a new stage in life, please always remember that if you really want to achieve a goal, you must be fully COMMITTED to it. This is what life is all about. It means HARD WORK: THERE IS NO EASY WAY. However, to accomplish this, there must be some behavioral changes on your part, which means:

  1. Have confidence in yourself: Be a leader not a follower.
  2. Be proud of yourself that you are in College: It’s an exciting and rewarding challenge.
  3. Put your priorities in order: Your schooling comes first.
  4. Be resourceful: You must have guts in life.
  5. Be persistent: Do not give up until you get the answer to your question. Get it by any and all legitimate means possible. It’s all up to you.
  6. Be proactive: Get a head-start on thing: Don’t lag behind. This will make it far less difficult.
  7. Make plans for whatever you are doing: Plan your day, week, month, year, and life. Short, Intermediate, and Long term plans, each are an integral part of the other. With a plan, things run smoothly and you do not have to waste time thinking what’s best to do next.
  8. Do not waste time: Time like money is very precious. Handle it wisely.
  9. Be organized: Keep everything in a logical order so that they can be easily retrieved. That means books, documents, clothing, etc. Be tidy overall. If your environment is clean and organized, it will put you in a better mood and things will flow smoothly.
  10. Study hard: Don’t be fooled by those students who appeared not be studying. They probably have a better High School foundation, or studying at nights, or early in the mornings without you knowing.
  11. Be a good listener: Pay attention to small details, and remember relationships are the key to understanding any subject matter.
  12. Don’t be afraid to ask questions: This will save you lots of headaches later on.
  13. Be observant: It’s your responsibility to know what’s going on. Read everything. If you received a handout, read it right away. Don’t put it away and forget about it.
  14. Begin to live the profession you are pursuing. Get involved in extra-curricular related activities
  15. Choose your friends wisely: Drop those who are not uplifting
  16. Keep good health: Eat right, get enough sleep, and exercise. A healthy body and a sound mind go hand in hand.
  17. Keep your eyes on your goal: Never lose sight of it.
  18. 18) Ask God for guidance: Say your prayers before you go to bed, before each meal, and when you are awake in the mornings.

If you can adopt these principles, success is guaranteed, and college will be an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

Good luck and God bless you.

Dad

 

 

 

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