By: Catherine G. & Leila N,
Unsure what you want to do in the future? Here are 5 steps on being a successful person. We interviewed Ms. Christel, a student teacher in our school, to form a list of steps you can take to accomplish your goal of becoming a teacher or any other career of the sort. Here are our step-by-step instructions on succeeding.
Step 1: Set achievable goals.
Yes, goal setting... you hear it every year, from every teacher. But they are not wrong. Setting goals separates you from a 30 year old person who is still deciding on a career. Goal setters do not waste time on things that do not shape them as a person. Ms. Christel sets achievable goals for herself. In fact, she has been setting them since she was in Carle Place Middle School.
Step 2: Share your passion.
Spend time with friends who accept you and respect your passion. Do not sit with kids that you know will make fun of you for your dreams and goals. Choose your friends wisely. Friends are not the only ones who you can share your passion with. Don’t forget family, and teachers. Ms. Christel was inspired by her mom and brother, who helped her throughout her teaching journey.
Step 3: Save the drama for no one’s mama.
School isn’t all about being popular, and being in the spotlight. Sometimes it’s okay to sit in the sidelines for a while. You don’t always need to be the star of the show. In fact, you can learn more by just observing the crowd then being in the crowd. Take it from us, or you’ll be the one trampled next Black Friday.
Step 4: The more, the merrier.
Every single extra curricular activity that you do starting from the beginning of school until now can be something else added to your résumé. Extra activities are also a form of experience for the future. Yes, being on the debate team in 9th grade may be seen by a professor from your dream university. Ms. Christel did and still does plenty of extra curricular activities such as, being the vice president of honors college, working for the literary magazine, and interviewing professors.
Step 5: Work hard now, and work less in the future.
If you are planning on doing something in the future, start today. Work as hard as you can today to alleviate the stress of tomorrow. Each and every person in our faculty have worked hard and succeeded. Ms. Christel is a role model. With a great G.P.A, making lesson plans everyday for us, and being graded every Thursday after school, Ms. Christel is a hard worker. If you think you are working hard now, think again.