In the sports world, momentum is a wonderful thing. The team that has the momentum on their side is enjoying an amazing stretch of time in which it seems like everything is going their way. Imagine 3 batters in a row hitting home runs or a football team scoring on 3 possessions in a row. Obviously, momentum is something that encourages everyone on the team because they are getting great results. A team experiences momentum not just because of luck. In fact, there are a number of things that athletes do when the fans aren’t watching that help them prepare for that streak of momentum. These things include lifting weights, running, practicing and studying. It is when no one is watching that championships are achieved. The arena is empty when this hard work is taking place.
As a student the same principle applies to you. Certainly, when you’re in the classroom you need to make good decisions. You should pay attention. You should take good notes and you should ask questions if you don’t understand. But the true challenge takes place when you are not under the supervision of your teachers or your parents. Those are Momentum Decisions that can pay off down the road if they are wise decisions. Will you decide to study and reflect on your notes or will you spend more time on social media? Will you invest your time finding a study partner to help you better understand that new math concept you are having difficulty with? Will you sacrifice playing in a game in order to attend a tutoring session because you have a huge test coming up? Momentum Decisions are an investment in your future and they will carry you to success. Think about it.
MB (c/o 98)
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