The day before classes start again. A day most dreaded throughout most of our culture. We don’t like teachers, or books, or the dirty looks they decide to give us from time to time. (Thank you Alice Cooper) But really, why do we despise going back to classes?
Personally, I think it’s all about mentality.
When I was much younger, I hated school just like everyone else. I wanted to stay home, watch Power Rangers and Digimon, and read all of the Harry Potter books that my mother had gotten me for my birthday. But instead, I was forced to sit in a classroom packed full of people my age attempting to learn the difference between sedimentary and igneous rocks. This continued for all of us for another eight or more years until we were finally able to walk across our graduation stage and be told that we had the “option” to go to at least FOUR MORE YEARS of it all.
Back then, I shuddered at the idea of college. I mean, am I right? I just got done trying to get out of classes and now you want me to go to more? AND PAY FOR THEM? Well, since everyone else was doing it I thought it was the right direction to go. I couldn’t have been more wrong. I failed out of college, twice, and lacked the correct mentality and drive to pursue a degree with any kind of standing within the industrious world. It took me years to build back up what I had broken down myself and it’s only been very recently that I’ve realized that I was the one standing in my own way.
So here’s the deal folks.
You are the only person with the power to change where you are and how you react to the world. Don’t like going to class? Make it interesting. Force yourself out of bed and deny yourself of anything fun until you get your work finished.
“But I’m easily persuaded,” you might say, “And my friends are such assholes when I miss out on stuff.”
Tough titty. Take it from someone who’s absolutely hated working retail and has done plenty of it. SCHOOL. COMES. FIRST. I promise you, start making it a priority and you’ll see just how much your life starts to form around succeeding.
This probably sounds preachy, but guys, it’s a huge deal. Become the next leaders, the next innovators, the next authors, filmmakers, illustrators, and everything you ever wanted. I know you can do it and I’m here, believing in all of you.
So, tell me what your school experience is like. Favorite subject? Worst memory of classes? Leave your thoughts in the comments and be sure to Find Me on the social mediaverse.
Happy trail folks!