The Happy Student, Daniel Wong
Daniel Wong

The Happy Student

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Society creates roles for us that we’re not meant to perform and we, thus, become “imprisoned.”
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Learn to celebrate the small things: finishing a problem set, doing well on a test, receiving a compliment from a teacher.
And drinking champagne
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Motivation is a habit, not a feeling. It takes practice to nurture this habit, which will enable you to overcome even extreme lethargy and inertia.
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work you do affects the success of your boss, your department, your company, and your customers. It’s not just about you anymore. There’s increased pressure to perform, because there’s a lot more riding on the results you produce.
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am saying, however, that we’re heavily influenced by our environment, and if all we hear are negative messages, we’re going to become negative people. It’s simply not possible for you to be both a negative and happy student!
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Filling our minds with uplifting messages is more important than we realize, because most of the messages we’re bombarded with on TV and on the radio, and also from our parents and teachers, are negative
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Developing a lifestyle of motivation is important, because it will enable you to keep running your race well no matter how inspired – or uninspired – you feel.
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Fear is a powerful motivating factor when it comes to decision-making
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You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.”
Andre Gide, Author and Nobel Prize Winner (Literature)
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KEEP RUNNING DESPITE YOUR FEARS
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your goal isn’t specific, you’ll never know if you’ve achieved your goal or not
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Thus, every goal you set needs to be a great one.
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In a similar way, you need to accept yourself exactly the way you are. You might not be as smart, talented, disciplined, good-looking, kind-hearted, or confident as you wish, but you’re still an amazing individual whose life is valuable beyond measure.
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If you ever feel like your job isn’t glamorous or high-profile enough, just remember these wise words from marketing guru Harry Beckwith: “There’s no such thing as an
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You may not have the skills or talent necessary for you to get your first-choice job, but remember that your career is merely one element that contributes to your life purpose.
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’s a journey of constantly growing and contributing, of coming closer to realizing the vision of who you want to be, not just what you want to do
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Similarly, just because you’ve decided to run your own race doesn’t mean that you won’t have to deal with societal pressure or the expectations of others.
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often strive for comfort in our lives – a comfortable (and hopefully easy) math class, a comfortable summer job, a comfortable home. But we need to remind ourselves that a comfortable life isn’t necessarily a fulfilling one.
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If we believe what the world tells us about success, the sad truth is that few people will ever be successful.
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I’m still a student. How am I supposed to know what my life purpose is?
•These sound like nice things to have written down, but are they really practical?
•These concepts sound so abstract. Where do I even begin?
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