GOING FOR THE As AND Bs …
I know it is not usual talk for many that someone (a teacher/parent/guardian) should urge a student to go for As and Bs and nothing less.
Well, that may be unusual, but for people who have the potential (and which everybody has), they have to be told to aim for the best grades.
In one year, I had a class of Grade 12 students who were the best students in the school – academically and attitude-wise.
I urged all of them to aim for the top grades.
“If you are not getting top grades, why are you here in this class?”
That may have sounded harsh but I knew they were capable of scoring the top grades, not only in the province but in the country.
Over the years, I have come to realize that our aspirations also rise with the kind of talk we listen to daily. If you listen to a champion talk, it will not be long before you will also start thinking, walking and living like a champion.
If, on the other hand, you listen to people who complain and grumble and never achieve anything, then you will also complain and grumble and not develop your skills/talents and grow as a result.
HABITS AND MENTALITIES ARE CONTAGIOUS.
(That is why they say parents can affect the child’s development much more than any other person. The children grow up listening to them in the early years and believe in what they say, as well as adopt their habits and mentality.)
If you are a student, aim for the best grades. (The benefits of obtaining good grades will follow soon.)