Choices

 SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS  STRUGGLING STUDENTS
...accept personal responsibility for creating the quality in their lives. ...see themselves as victims, believing for the most part they cannot control their lives.
...discover a personally meaningful and motivating purpose for their lives.  ...have difficulty choosing a purpose, often experiencing resentment about their lives.
...consistently plan and take actions in pursuing their life purpose. ...tend to procrastinate.
...maintain supportive relationships to help them in pursuing their purpose. ...are solitary, not requesting, even rejecting offers of assistance.
...maximize learning by understanding and enjoying the process of learning and by finding personally valuable lessons in nearly every experience. ...tend to resist learning new ideas and skills, often viewing learning as drudgery rather than play.
...actively create a positive experience of live, characterized by joy, optimism and peace of mind. ...experience life negatively, focusing much of their attention on what is disappointing and painful.
... believe in themselves, feeling capable as human beings. ...doubt themselves, feeling inadequate to accomplish meaningful tasks.

Which choices are you going to make?

Professor Thomas M. Lancraft
Human Anatomy and Physiology Courses
at St. Petersburg College
St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus

9/2011


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