Back To School Tip #6 – Focus Matters

Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. – Proverbs 16:3 (NIV)

To be successful at school, you’ve got to focus. What you put your focus on makes a huge difference. You might see students that get good grades and think, well, they’re just so smart. I’m not as smart as them, so I can’t get as good of grades.

In many cases, that’s not true. Often, getting good grades is more of doing the right things. For example, it might be doing an extra credit worksheet for math to bump up your grade. Sometimes, its just going to class and really paying attention instead of passing notes with your friends.

What you focus on matters if you want to do well academically. Often, your grades can be improved simply by paying attention in class and doing a few extra things.

The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus. Bruce Lee

That quote is really true. Often successful people are just average people who really focus on getting better in an area. So if you’ve let yourself slip into getting just ok grades, ask yourself honestly if there are some areas where you could improve.

Finally, ask God, if there are any areas where you could put in a little more focus and see good results. God wants to help guide you into success this school year.