Self-Discipline: Success in School
Staying focused is always the hardest thing to do when there are so many distractions around: television, internet, cell phone, and food. I’m always curious to see what’s on television, or what the big topic on Facebook is. My cell phone is always buzzing from text messages and calls. Food is my biggest distraction; when i’m bored, I eat. I get up and check the fridge, then the pantry, and the fridge again. I always get distracted when I have homework or have a big project due. In school I had to teach myself not to get distracted by the things around me. I would sometimes unplug the television and internet so that I would have to get up to turn them on and catch myself before I got the chance. I would also turn off cell phone, and make myself a snack that I can munch on. When students learn self discipline, it can help them succeed in school by helping them understand requirements, manage time, and sacrifice whims.
I first learned that asking questions in class can help me understand the requirements in high school. One year in my English class, there was a boy who would ask questions about everything. His name was Michael; he was a senior in a junior English class. At first I thought that he was dumb, and he asked these questions in class just too waste time, but that wasn’t the case. Michael didn’t pass junior English because he and his previous teacher had different ideas about how to do the assignments properly. I learned that by asking questions in class he was not just helping himself but the other students who didn’t understand how to do the assignments too. By asking so many questions in class he usually passed every assignment with flying colors. His questions even helped me when I was too shy to ask questions openly in class. Now I have learned that asking questions in class, it helps not only me but other students that may have the same question but are too afraid to ask.
Time management is an important part...
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