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What You Are Doing Wrong As A Student That Put You At Bottom Zone Of The Class

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School life can be intense. It can be full of stress and frustrations or it can be full with pleasurable extracurricular activities.

A good student is not necessarily the most intelligent in the class

Every students wants to be at the top of the class, but not all is doing some things right. Therefore, top is meant for those who are able to do things right.

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Some made promises to themselves to be the best or one of the top people in class but failed. The fact you are reading this means you are curious as to why some, if not you, are at the bottom rank in the class. No matter the level you are as of this moment, you can still make things happen. It is never too late to be happy.

Before taking you through the reasons, I will like you to know this: These reasons have been around for a very long time. We just didn’t take notice of them.

You are not unlikely to remain in the bottom rank, if you don’t love what you are studying. Tell me, how will you put in your best?! Huh?

To the parents and lecturers, it takes the grace of God for a student to be at the top of his/her class if such student loves not what you wanted or forced him/her to study.

Back then in High school, we were distributed into Science, Art, and Commercial departments based on how good we were (with science department having the best students) not based on our interests.
It is also crystal clear that some students followed their friends to a particular department.

Before you embark on the journey of being one of the best in your class, first, love your course of study. If not, Change it if you may.

Below are the reasons and way out based on my little experience, observations, and reading for the past quarter of a decade.

You are not likely to top your class because;

1. You failed to attend all classes.
You may think this is glaring. Yes, it is! But some students skip classes for one reason or the other. If you want good grades;

Don’t miss class: Some lecturers use attendance mark. This directly has an impact on your grades.

Listen attentively to every discussion and lectures even if your lecturer follows textbook strictly. Don’t think you have it there is no point listening.

2. You failed to know your mates.
This is not for date or future roommate, but for a source of contact should you have a cause to miss class. Via this you can get missed notes and ask some questions. Provided, the other party is a serious type. I have people I go to whenever I miss lectures.

3. You failed to organize yourself.
School is about tasks that may eventually get you overwhelmed especially if you belong to union, go to church, do some little businesses etc. If you don’t plan and organize yourself, you may find yourself in the relegation zone… Lol. Use a planner everyday, keep assignment, tests, and class presentations. You may have to fall on them. Make your notes up to date. I know of a friend back then in school (GBM), he is not only organized but also up to date. Except he is not in school.

4. You failed to use textbooks.
Textbooks are assigned for a reason. I later realized, it was not to make us broke. If you don’t use textbooks, how will you be better than your colleagues? How will you know more than what is taught? Lecturer will give you what can make you pass provided, you know it all. They won’t give you all they know. It’s not wickedness. They just can’t even if they wanted. It is textbook that will make you stand out. For example, in my final examination in Nursing school, I was a good devourer of textbook, but it was in the exam hall I knew it’s importance. In short, if I had not accustomed myself to using textbooks, I would have been ten marks down already. Not by my doing. It’s thy Lord’s. Just emphasizing the importance of textbooks.

5. You failed to know your lecturer.
Everybody has a different personality. Your job is to know which your lecturer has so as not to make him or her leave the class angrily. If you don’t like your lecturer, it is unavoidable to miss what has been taught.

6. You failed to use your time wisely.
Does though love life? Then, do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.” – Benjamin Franklin.

There is so much to read in so little time. Work hard to play hard. Work all the time you work and play all the time you play. Use 80/20 rule to tackle your questions. 

7. You failed to study. The moment you fail to study, you are inevitably preparing to stay put in the bottom zone. Study early and often. Make it your habit. Know when you absorb most (know thyself). Don’t study because you have to. Study because you love to. Like someone I encountered couple of years ago, he said, ‘I read because have fallen in love with reading.’
First, fall in love with studying and see the miracles you will do.

8. The most important reason is, because you failed to seek the help of God.
What can you be in His absence? What can you do without faith? Don’t rely wholly on your own abilities. Start and end your day with Him. One more thing to help you climb the ladder, is keeping yourself, day-in day-out in the pool of motivation. Motivation is not a day thing, it’s constancy is necessarily necessary.

9. You let fear of failing take charge.
A wise man once said, “the fear of failure is the primary cause of failure in adult life.” Not only in adult life, it’s in life generally.
Don’t forget that success lies in the far side of failure. If you are afraid of failing, I see it as you being afraid of passing.
Failure, like circumstance, is not meant to break you. It’s only revealing you to you. The moment you enter the exam hall with fear in you, only God can help. [Mind you, fear is different from anxiety]. Let your anxiety be mild. Let not it take the better part of you.

Emerson said, if we are related, we shall meet. I say to you, if we are related, we have through this post, met
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BOOKS

What Makes The GREAT Great?

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Yeah, what makes the great great? You have seen their glories and you should read their stories. What makes the great great is a book written by Dennis P. Kimbro, Ph.D. I didn’t know about the book till I got to a bookshop In Lagos. Then I went in search of the 50th law of power by Robert Greene and 50cent. I couldn’t lay my hands on it and I asked the book seller to give me any nice book and he did give me What Makes The Great Great. I was glad he did.

“If you want to be great and successful, you must walk hand-in-hand with great and successful people.” Nido Qubein

The book tells of the stories of great men and women, how they were able able to stand out among the crowd and made names for themselves. The author introduces inspiring people who have achieved greatness in their own unique ways, then highlights the qualities each of us must develop before we reach our full potential.

Regardless of your definition of success, the book provides approach of turning your dream to reality. Greatness is guaranteed when you discover life’s true calling, live more courageously, access knowledge and creativity of your mind and embrace integrity in everything you do.

We all have seeds of greatness in us, what makes the great great provides the tools to discover and nourish those seeds.

Dennis P. Kimbro asked some great men and women the question, What makes the great great? See some of their responses below:

When Bill Pinkney [the first African-American to sail solo around the world and the forty-first man to do so] was asked what makes the great great, his response was; “Don’t wait! Now is the time to fulfil your destiny. We must act with courage; look forward with hope; and view life through a lens that defines what can be done rather than what cannot be done. If you are willing to work and never, never quit, you can make your dream come true.” What does this message mean to you?

Percy Sutton said, “If you have but one wish let it be for an idea.”

Robert E. Johnson, founder of Black Entertainment Television said, “Life is a grindstone, But whether it grinds you down or polishes you up depends upon what you are made of. And Rev Jesse Jackson added, “You may not be responsible for being knocked down, but you are certainly responsible for getting back up.”

What makes the great great

Henry Park of Park Sausage said, “In one hand I have a dream and in the other I have an obstacle. Tell me, which one grabs your attention?”

When Reverend Ike was asked what makes the great great, he said, “Do what I have done. “Open up a can! The world belongs to those who say I can.”

Mae Jemison, America’s first black female astronaut, when was asked what makes the great great said, “Greatness can be captured in a lifestyle. Life is God’s gift to you, style is what you make of it.”

Quincy Jones said, “Greatness occurs when your children loves you, when your critics respects you, and when you have peace of mind.”

Cornel West, an author and a professor said, “If you want to be great, you must serve willingly and love greatly.”

Oseola McCarty said, “Do as much as you can for as many as you can.”

And according to my observation, the greats are the people who understands what it means to simplify. They are the people who face one thing, face one passion and give in their best and do not believe in being jack of all trades. They are the people with determination and unshaken focus to do what they put before them. They are the people who have desires that burn. They are the people who say I will do this and never give up until they do. – SirPhren

Do you want to be great in that field you have chosen? Now you have just read about the opinions of some of the great men and women who have lived before us. Some of what they said is still valid and it will be nice to practice them.

There is only one thing that can stop you from being great. Do you want to know? Only you can stop you.

Robert Browning said, “When a man’s fight begins within himself, he is worth something.” And Bhagavad-Gita concluded, “A man’s own self is his friend, a man’s own self is his foe.”

If you really want to get your life together, this is one of the books you should probably read.

Which of these answers to what makes the Great great your favorite? Do you also know of other qualities of the Greats? Do share with me in the comment below.

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