We all know the feeling of needing to do something, yet not having the slightest clue how to do it. Sometimes we get overwhelmed even searching for the means to begin a task at hand. This discourages us, and we resort to procrastination.
Students who consistently struggle at school know this feeling all too well. They fall behind, become paralyzed by the amount of make-up work, and eventually abandon the possibility of ever catching up.
Under these circumstances, the biggest challenge a student faces is the ability to mentally hold on to the prospect of turning things around. Because where there is a will, there really is always a way.
Every student has their strong suits and weak points. For chronic underachievers, the issue is never a lack of intelligence, but rather a deeper attitude rift that manifests itself through what appears to be their weakest subject.
Just like the dread of school work, a lack of motivation, and the subsequent disappointment in one’s self for giving up leads to a vicious cycle of procrastination, a strong work ethic, proactive mindset, and positive reinforcement from peers and mentors creates a cycle of achievement.
When given the choice, we all want to choose positive over negative habits and emotions, but often times this reality is fleeting. The cycle of achievement is difficult to realize.
Yet, if a once procrastinating student gets even the smallest foothold within this new, positive rhythm of living, he or she finds it carries far more momentum than their old, negative habits. And with accountability and a strong support network, the cycle of achievement has a real, bona fide shot at becoming self-sustained.