I know from personal experience that the teaching staff here at Watkins mill are brilliant at breaking down what can seem like an awesome amount of work into small manageable chunks which you can learn successfully and move onto the next part. I know it is tough to be honest about yourself. But I did think some years back that I would be a complete failure. I found myself overwhelmed by the school work and could not see any way out of it. My parents suggested I talk to the school, get feedback on my work so far and seek a solution on the way ahead. For me that was hard as I do not like getting feedback, but I did agree to do it.
I am glad I approached the teaching staff. They helped me see that any big goal can be broken down and that all I had to do was work hard and focus on improving as I went along. I just had to focus on the work for today and complete it using my best efforts.
At that stage I still felt I would drop out but with my many fails and unsuccessful attempts I would begin steadily become successful. Successful as long as I kept trying my best. There is a good quote by Newton D Baker: “The person who graduates then stops learning is uneducated the day after that. “I have many times asked for help from the teachers here to help me make lots of the improvements needed.
Luckily for me they are only too willing to help. By working on small, steady and constant improvements I did end up graduating as we can all see. In life we are all going to face overwhelming times.
All of us can relax, plan our approach to meet the challenges and then concentrate on the first step towards fixing it . After all the journey of a thousand steps starts with the first successful one. Once again thank you for having me as your chosen speaker and good luck to whatever you chose to be during this lifetime .