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Letting Go with Guy Finley

Question: My teenage son studies hard, but his grades remain below average. I would like to be able to offer him some trick about studying and taking exams that would help him to achieve good results.

Answer: All of us, including your son, do what interests us most in every given moment, so if you can find a way to help your son awaken interest in his studies, then you will be well on your way. Otherwise, the best you can do in cases like this is to encourage your son to see the higher, personal benefit in working to learn his lessons. It’s also important that you, as the parent, be a good example yourself of the work ethic you hope to instill in your son. Apart from this, there are no “tricks” to achieving real excellence in whatever world one seeks it.

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Excellence, wherever… and within whomever you may find it, is always a result of effort… never by accident.

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Patient persistence in our labors, coupled with persistent patience through-out each one: these two powers serve not only to perfect the task at hand, but also work in harmony to perfect the hand that undertakes the task.

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Only the surrendering heart sees the good in moments that seem hard to bear. - Guy Finley

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