Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Motivation for students: to study after failing the previous test/exam

I know how it feels to fail. I had to take a few exams twice, got low marks for some and often got depressed with results even though not all of it was that bad. Looking back at my student years I know I could do much better. I guess I can even make up some advice of how to go through a row of exams or tests, when you failed the previous one:

1. It's ok. Everything's fine. Breath.

2. Do not panic! I know you've used most of your preparation time for the next exam whining over the previous one. But now it's time to take your life in your hands and fight because it's not over yet!

3. You should always remember that you are awesome for just trying. Some people do not do that. Thus you are strong and amazing human being who can and will endure anything.

4. I've got quotes that will surely set you on fire for studying some more today:

"I haven’t failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work." 
- Thomas Edison

"It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up." 
- Vince Lombardi

"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him." 
- Sidney Greenberg

"Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor." 
- Truman Capote

"Winners lose much more often than losers. So if you keep losing but you’re still trying, keep it up! You’re right on track." 
- Matthew Keith Groves

"Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." 
- John Wooden

"If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a chance of being a prophet." 
- Isaac B. Singer

"The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
- Winston Churchill

"An obstacle is often a stepping stone." 
- Prescott

"There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them." 
- Dr. Denis Waitley

"The sure way to miss success is to miss the opportunity." 
- Victor Chasles

"When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on." 
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

"That which doesn’t kill us makes us stronger." 
- Friedrich Nietzsche

"Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down." 
- Charles F. Kettering

"What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight – it’s the size of the fight in the dog." 
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

"Success is sweet: the sweeter if long delayed and attained through manifold struggles and defeats." 
- Amos Bronson Alcott

"It is never too late to be what you might have been." 
- George Eliot

"In any situation, the best thing you can do is the right thing; the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing; the worst thing you can do is nothing." 
- Theodore Roosevelt

"If you’re going through hell, keep going." 
- Winston Churchill

Here is the intro for motivation for students series of posts. 

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