What they won’t teach you in School or College?- 1

          It was my first year in college, and there I was in the confusion (I know most of you were) about my future. I wasn’t sure why I was there, or what my purpose in life was. Then all of a sudden everything changed. My poetry Professor walked into the class, and read something profound. She said, “A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
” I knew I had to read that book. After class I went and got the book from her, and I read it. I was a fiction buff, I read fiction all the time. I had a preconceived idea about all the non-fiction books. I thought they were boring, and the steps described in most of the books didn’t work. Notice, I had this preconceived notion about these so called Self-development books. But something remarkable started to happen. While I continued to read these books, I knew my life was changing, and I was slowly becoming more positive than before.
          I began to take on more challenges in college, and by the third year I was awarded the best student award. What miracle happened to me? Actually it was not a miracle— a simple positive reinforcement work had begun in my mind. I was unconsciously doing, and thinking like the successful. And that is how this project was born. I wanted to know how people change, and how they can achieve great things.
Unfortunately however, I didn’t know how to try out things that I have read. I was the lab rat, but it was difficult to notice how I changed. It kind off happened unconsciously, and I worked hard sometimes, and sometimes I became complacent. Then I got a wonderful opportunity to train school students. I was basically a communicative English trainer, but I incorporated success principles into my classes. Then something remarkable started to happen this kids who first had a very low self-esteem began to change. They began to do well in all aspects of their school life: academics, sports, discipline, and even in their houses they showed improvement in their behaviour.

          At this moment, however I will make it clear that these improvements are only small. But I am writing as I am experimenting with different kinds of techniques. That is why every weekend I am going to be writing about success, inspiration, motivation, techniques, and how my experiments with the kids are going.
          I have used 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, and also Mindset as a blue print for this experiment.
Next week I will be covering Habits in detail, and how you can apply the techniques to change your students habits, and yours as well.

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D. Ronald Hadrian
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