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7 Characteristics of High-Performing Students

Reading Time: 5 minutes If you can build the below qualities of high-performing students then you too can become one within a relatively short period of time. BTW. I’m not referring to geniuses or exceptionally talented students here. Instead, I mean normal everyday students who tend to consistently perform better than the rest. Are you one of those students …

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12 Old-Time Books the Smartest Students are Reading

Reading Time: 5 minutes You should be familiar with the advice teachers offer to their smartest students. Just keep reading and you will become a great scholar one day. Well, today, not many people are interested in being “just scholars”. We live in a materialistic global culture in the 21st century. To most people, your knowledge means nothing if …

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15 Key Elements of Self-Leadership

Reading Time: 6 minutes In today’s post on motivation for personal excellence, we want to learn the key elements of self-leadership. Because self-leadership is a major requirement if you really are interested in achieving anything worthwhile; be it in your academic pursuits, your relationship matters, your faith or in your career/business. One key characteristic of most successful people is …

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How to Prepare for Life After School

Reading Time: 3 minutes Are you looking for the best way to prepare for life after school? Then you have found the right article to show you the way. Life after leaving the four walls of the classroom has never been a bed of roses. If no one has ever told you this then count yourself lucky for hearing …

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The Wonders of the Self-Help Miracle

Reading Time: 2 minutes Self-help, to me, is simply the act of relying more on one’s own resources – mental, physical, emotional, material and spiritual – however inadequate, to attain one’s personal goals. What Self-Help is Not When we talk of self-help, we are by no means talking of self-indulgence. Neither are we referring to the unwillingness on the …

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5 Strategies to Motivate Yourself to Keep Learning

Reading Time: 3 minutes It is possible to motivate yourself to learn more in spite the common difficulties that confront the average student. Never assume for a second that you are the only person who occasionally runs low on gas when it comes to studying an academic subject. There are many out there who struggle to cope with their …

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5 Great Advantages of Independent Learning

Reading Time: 3 minutes There are awesome advantages of independent learning. This is why you do not have to wait for someone to teach you all you need to know. Just take a quick look at the below advantages of independent learning. 1. Independent learning quickens personal growth Truly, with the coming of the internet, it is now easier …

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3 Learning Difficulties You Can Overcome

Reading Time: 3 minutes The learning difficulties adult learners face during the weeks and months of preparation for an external examination are very similar. This is what I’ve learnt in my more than 20 years of experience dealing with adult learners. Dealing with learning difficulties It is possible that you or someone you care about is facing at least …

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Top 25 Habits of Serial Achievers

Reading Time: 5 minutes Serial achievers may differ in personality or disposition. But there are certain characteristics that they invariably share. Do you want to become a serial achiever? Today, you’re going to learn the attributes that anyone who wishes to keep achieving one personal goal after another must possess. What is success to you? Too many people are …

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Top 4 Reasons to Go Back to School

Reading Time: 5 minutes I honestly believe everybody should go back to school months or years after dropping out. The incident that led to one dropping out of school notwithstanding. It may be due to an accidental pregnancy that you were either responsible for (if you’re a male) or one that happened to you as a young woman. Sometimes …

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Why High Achievers Hate Traditional School

Reading Time: 4 minutes Can you tell me why many high achievers hate traditional education? I mean the kind of schooling that you and I faithfully underwent and have completed or are about to complete. High school dropout rate among high achievers Why is it that a large proportion of people known to have done well for themselves are …

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5 Private Study Tricks That Actually Work

Reading Time: 3 minutes If you are an adult student or a student who likes to do more work on your own, then I encourage you to try these 5 private study tricks that actually work. I’ve tried these private study tricks personally several times: first as a student and later as a teacher. On each occasion, the result …

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5 Ways to Cultivate a Healthier Lifestyle

Reading Time: 3 minutes Let’s talk about the habits we can cultivate to enjoy a healthier lifestyle. Compromised health undermines our productivity. For that matter, this is an important topic for all of us who love to work from home or being our own boss. Today, it is no longer entirely safe to entrust your health matters in the …

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5 Steps to Choosing a School for Quality Basic Education for Your Child

Reading Time: 2 minutes Are you a parent with a child ready for preschool? Maybe your child or that very young person under your care is already in school. They may even have passed through the preschool stage to the lower or upper primary stage. If the above scenarios sound familiar to you, then you may be a very …

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How to Maintain Focus Despite What Others Say

Reading Time: 6 minutes I want to teach you how to maintain focus despite what others think, say or do. Through personal experience, I have learnt to characterize the kind of things other people think, say or do regarding what someone may set themselves out to achieve. Based on these, I have come up with eight kinds of people …

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