Hello Beloved! This month we’re focusing on getting you ready to head back to school, however I believe that everything we discuss this month can be applied in your everyday life as well. This week we’re going to talk about the three P’s that can help you be successful in school and life in general.
1. Be Punctual
“Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.” – William Shakespeare
Have you ever gone to the movies late? Even if it was just by five minutes, you find yourself a bit frantic, frustrated and although you’re able to somewhat piece things together, you’ve officially missed out on a part of the movie. The same goes for school, work, and other events. Believe it or not, punctuality (or the lack of) says a lot about a person. It tells a teacher, employer, associates, or friends that their time is important to you along with your education, job, meeting, etc. If punctuality isn’t your strong suit then it tells people the exact opposite. When you’re consistently late you’re also consistently behind and playing catch up. Just like when you’re late to the movies, you’ll find yourself asking classmates, friends, or co-workers on what you missed. Don’t make things harder for yourself. This year, practice punctuality.
2. Be Present
“No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, show up and never give up.” – Regina Brett
Someone once told me that you can be the smartest, most talented person but it doesn’t matter if you’re not around to be used. It’s one thing to be punctual, it’s another to be present, both physically and mentally. I understand that you probably don’t like a particular class or teacher (I work in a high school and hear this all the time), but this is something I need you to understand. By not being at school or in class you’re simply putting yourself at a disadvantage. By not showing up, you’re missing out on lessons, assignments, tests, and help that you could be receiving. Trust me, I’m also the type of person who tends to run and hide when life gets overwhelming, and I’ve discovered that the longer I hide the harder it is to show up and face the music. Learn from my mistakes. Just like the quote says, no matter how you feel, keep showing up and don’t quit!
3. Be Prepared
“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin
I know this sounds so cliche, but preparation is one vital key to success. I’ll be honest with you, preparation isn’t always easy. It takes time and extra effort, but it always pays off. Want to be punctual? Be prepared! Make sure to pack all of your homework, books and supplies in your backpack the night before, go to bed at a decent time, and plan out your morning routine and how much time you’ll need to accomplish it. Want to be present? Be prepared! Take really good detailed notes during class, go home and do your assignment(s), if there’s something you come across that you don’t know then write it down to ask your teacher or a classmate the next day. Want to do better in school? Be prepared! Plan out your assignments, study for tests, and ask for help in subjects that require a little more work from you. Like I said before, preparation requires work, but the results are worth while!
There you have it, Beloved! The three P’s that will help you to be successful this upcoming school year and even in the work field. I know these are things you’ve probably heard multiple times before, and I pray that you begin to apply it to your life. These three P’s are something that I value greatly in my own life and daily walk with God, but it’s only because I learned early on how important they truly are. I pray and declare that this upcoming school year will be the best one for you, yet!
Thanks for stopping by and make it a blessed week! Remember, you are beloved!