When it’s time to do your schoolwork, do you suddenly come up with all kinds of reasons for why you’ll do it later?
If so, you’re not alone.
Every student wants to be successful in school.
And by that, I don’t just mean getting good grades.
Succeeding in school is also about enjoying the learning process, finding ways to contribute, and leading a balanced life.
In this article, I’ll explain the 30 common excuses that students make for not giving their best effort in school.
Excuses can become powerful ways of sabotaging your own success. So make sure that you’re not making any of these excuses!
1. When I get home from school, I just want to relax
It’s natural to feel tired when you get home from school.
There’s nothing wrong with taking a break. I encourage you to do things that are both relaxing and refreshing, e.g. going for a walk, listening to music, reflecting on the day, reading a book.
These activities will allow you to recharge, as compared to doing things that are “passive” in nature, e.g. watching videos or TV, going on social media.
If you do more of the first category of activities instead of the second to relax, you’ll find that you have more energy to get started on your homework.
2. Studying is boring
The writer Raymond Chandler once said: “There are no dull subjects, only dull minds.”
What he meant by this is that to a curious person, all subjects are interesting.
If you ask the right questions and develop the right mindset, any subject can become interesting.
Cultivate the desire to find out how things work, and you’ll find the learning process more interesting. [Read more…]