Book Smart vs Street Smart, Which one is Better?

Most children grew up listening to their parents’ monologue, “Study hard. Get good grades so that you can get a good job and become successful later on.” This is not surprising since all parents want their children to be successful in life.  Some parents even take their achievement goals for their children to the extremes. It is a simple formula, study + good grades = success. Unfortunately, life is more complicated than that.

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Stay Away from Negative People

There are a million and one reasons why you should stay away from negative people. For one, it is hard to be grateful and happy when you are around them because they always see the bad side of things. Being with them is always stressful. They drain your energy. They are also highly contagious. They influence your thoughts, behaviours and feelings. Before you know it, you too, have become a negative person.

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Plan For Success

You will never achieve success unless you have an action plan and the courage to follow that plan. Your plan serves as the roadmap to your goal and although you may stumble and fail at some of the steps; consider this a detour.

A plan gives you confidence and the courage to take the steps to get closer to your goal. You may refine it every now and then to fit the circumstances but at least you will never get lost or too overwhelmed when things don’t go as you planned.

A Healthy YOU

When a family member gets sick, it is not just the sick individual who gets affected, the whole family gets affected as well. Aside from the emotional and psychological stress, it also affects the  family lifestyle. Each member of the family plays a specific role.  So, the presence of illness disrupts the everyday functioning of the family.  For example, if the mother who prepares the meal for the family gets sick, someone else needs to take her place. If the person who gets sick is the head of the family, it may result to economic problems so somebody else needs to take over as the breadwinner.

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