Extraordinary note from a Mature Student 2012/1/8© “Keep moving forward”

Half way through exams, some have been great, others have been so-so. No matter, just keep moving forward, keep focusing on the tasks at hand, remain calm and relaxed.

Good luck!

Be sure to check out the next note (2012/1/9).

Beba Papakyriakou (BA; BA Hons (Psych)
Monday 26 November 2012
author@houseofbeesting.com
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*Disclaimer: The views in these informal notes (suggested by Charity Sibanyoni of Van Schaik) are based on my own personal experiences and are in no way representative of anything that may be expressed by any formal institution, tutor, lecturer or teacher.

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Notes from a Mature Student 2012/1/4© “Focus on the Promise”

So you have found your educational home, you have stood in your personal power, and you have chosen wisely. Now you need to Focus on the Promise no matter what. Keep moving forward. Keep jumping over the hurdles. Keep your dream firmly in sight. And focus on your studies.

Be sure to check out the next note (2012/1/4) to read more.

Beba Papakyriakou (BA; BA Hons (Psych)
Monday 15 October 2012
author@houseofbeesting.com
www.houseofbeesting.com
www.prosperity-thru-wellness.com
www.wellness-thru-prosperity.com

*Disclaimer: The views in these informal notes (suggested by Charity Sibanyoni of Van Schaik) are based on my own personal experiences and are in no way representative of anything that may be expressed by any formal institution, tutor, lecturer or teacher. Copyright vests with the author. Articles may be reproduced only in their entirety and retaining the © symbol.

Personal Perspective © – When your “why” is strong enough

When the reason for doing anything is strong enough, and personal enough, you have the best chance of overcoming every hurdle in your way. We all have something that needs to be overcome, conquered or achieved. It wouldn’t be a rich fulfilling thrilling growth experience otherwise.

For me, a very strong “why” began while studying part-time through UNISA, at the same time as working and having a personal life. Nine years after matriculating, I found myself in a whole other world that required discipline, focus, commitment and courage. And it all had to come from me. No one was imposing it on me, or making me do anything, or monitoring my progress day-to-day, and no one could do it for me but me. I understood about personal responsibility and personal accountability. It was all up to me even though I had moral support. The opportunity was there. I just had to take it. The real world is like this – we need to take personal responsibility, and run with the opportunities.

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Notes from a Mature Student 2012/1/3© “Choose wisely”

The best any of us can do is to choose wisely when embarking upon tertiary education, as it’s all about being sensible, and responsible.

Sometimes pressure is brought to bear from outside sources that almost take our own decision-making power out of the equation, e.g. if parents insist their children follow a particular career path and insist they choose a particular subject to study. The same is true regarding the institution at which one is to study. This is tough – when our personal power is temporarily taken from us – but even in that instance the best we can do is to choose wisely within the parameters of whatever has been imposed on us. Do any of you remember the book and the movie Dead Poet’s Society? I loved it, and it always brings a chill when I recall what happened to one of the students who had such pressure imposed on him. Not good.

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