It takes self-discipline and determination to have a good work ethic especially when there is so much competing for your attention today. However, it is possible to be a focused student. My parents were consistent in holding firm to their beliefs to have high expectations for both my brother and myself. I believe that it was the structure they provided for us to get up early and work for whatever you want to obtain. They taught us the importance of waiting patiently for outcomes you desire in life. You will have to go through the process of being made. Not everything will work out the way you expect at times but hold on and persevere and you will make it. These were the statements we've heard consistently through my parents. It takes sacrifice to get to where you want to go and in the long run you will reap the benefits from all of your hard work.