- Beating the High School Rap




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  • Being yourself is the most courageous choice you’ll ever have to make in life. Faking it might be cool for a time, but a person can get addicted to the illusion, until the real you gets so lost, you have to hire a shrink to find it. Save yourself a lot of pain and confusion. Make the choice early!

  • Believing in yourself is the secret to personal success. How can you make the right choices if you don't trust your own inner voice? Buck the tide, if you have to, take flak – it'll toughen you – but listen to that voice, there's power in it!

  • Choose the path that suits you, not the path others want, or the 'smart' or 'popular' path. We all have something that we're really good at, AND THAT’S A FACT! If you really want to be a car mechanic, don't let anyone force you to be a brain specialist. The inside of a Jag can look a lot prettier than the inside of a skull. On the other hand, if you want to be a brain specialist, don’t let anyone– not even the voice of doubt within you – tell you to settle for something you don’t want. You can do anything!

  • If you must do something that doesn’t excite you, find a way to make it fun. If the dryness of Math bores you, turn it into a visual experience. Doodle, create with shapes. It will help you remember them. If you drag yourself through P.E., imagine you're hearing your favourite music, and run, jump, dance to your own beat! Remember, to do the things you like well shows talent, but to do the things you don't like well shows mastery!

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Mon, 11 Jul 2011 10:47:51 -0700

Chris said:

Glad I've finally found something I agree with!


Thu, 18 Aug 2011 18:03:44

Maureen replied:

Appreciate the feedback, Chris, thanks!



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