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As I was working with a homeschool student today, we learned five simple steps to striving to live a 'disciplined life'. The human nature is amazing to me! We know the paths to take and to walk in life, but there are always choices. This is another reason that 'learning' is so important to me. Even as an adult, I learn on a hourly basis. One of the coolest things is that I LEARN FROM CHILDREN! Back to the lesson that we learned today, YOU can achieve a disciplined life. The five steps that we researched during homeschool today and came to explore are: (1) Take care of routine things; (2) Discipline your body; (3) Be on time; (4) Do the hard tasks first; and (5) Self restraint. We could talk about these forever. The research that we read highlighted the fact that YOU are in control of how you live. We are given instructions in life and examples to follow. The most important lesson that I took from our time together today was that we have the ability to control our actions so... read more

You are the one that will be able to accomplish everything you set out to do in any given task. There are so many opportunities and tasks ahead of you even at this young age. If I could go back in time and rework my 'elementary years', and especially high school and college, boy would I have strict confidence in myself. No one will believe in you like you do yourself. As I began my teaching career 24 years ago, I was fresh out of college and was fortunate enough to receive a job teaching 6th grade in my hometown of Dothan, AL. Proudly, I announced to everyone that I would be teaching 6th grade and many people laughed. Their exact words were 'those kids will run over you because you are young and fresh from college'. Little did they know that my personality strives on 'proving that I can, and will succeed'. I took that as a challenge and to this day admit that this is the motive behind my success. I wanted to show the world that I could do 'anything and everything that... read more

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