Although it may look it, success does not happen overnight. All of those so-called overnight sensations that seem to pop out of nowhere actually spent several years, if not decades, preparing their craft. Here are a few success stories that go hand in hand with students facing school struggles.
Don’t Think You Are the Best Writer?
Just about every famous author you can think of experienced failure early in their career. If you feel your writing skills are below average and that you could be doing much better, you are not alone. For instance, J.K. Rowling was a struggling single mom living off of welfare when she wrote Harry Potter.
After being turned down by more than a dozen publishers that just did not think her writing was any good, Bloomsbury took a chance on her. I would say it paid off pretty well. Rowling is worth a billion dollars today. If you are not doing quite as well in your Literature or writing courses, don’t get down. With hard work, better days are ahead. If you feel a writing tutor could make the difference, iAchieve would be more than happy to help.
Is Your Style Different Than Your Classmates?
While your own personal fashion style may not earn you a grade in school, it does get recognized by your fellow classmates. Don’t become frustrated if other students are not as fond of your style as you are. Elvis Presley was known in high school for sporting brightly colored clothes and being not the most popular student in his class (huge understatement). Now people look to his style as being timeless.
But who knows? Your unique fashion panache just may lead to you being a stylist later on in life. Vera Wang was a frustrated fashion editor and at the age of 40, she was focused on finding a wedding dress that would be suitable for her own fashion sense. She couldn’t find the right dress so instead, she made one. This led to her own fashion empire and a personal wealth of over $400 million.
Trouble with Testing?
Some students just seem to freeze up whenever someone mentions the word “test”. Other students are just not well-prepared for exams simply because they do not know how to go about true studying. Simon Cowell, known as a talent show judge, entrepreneur, music executive, producer, and talent manager, was quite horrible when it came to passing tests back in the day. He might have done better though if he had the right help. If you are concerned about your ACT or SAT scores as you try to get into your college of choice, iAchieve offers prep tutoring, test prep packages, and free practice tests so you can achieve the best score you possibly can.
Don’t View Yourself as a Failed Musician
Two of the best extracurriculars you can take in school are band and music. It’s okay if your skills are not where you want them to be currently. To get good at something takes serious practice. Plus, there is a chance your instructor does not realize how good you really are. For instance, Elvis Presley knew he had musical talent, but his teacher still failed him in music in high school. “The only thing I ever failed,” Presley said. If you want to see what true music lessons from a qualified instructor can do for you, iAchieve has your vocal cords covered. We offer both singing lessons and can also provide lessons on just about every instrument you are interested in playing.
It just goes to show you that if at first, you don’t succeed in school, try, try again. Don’t give up. Success might be right around the corner in school and in life!