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Top 10 Rules for Back-to-School Success

Special thanks to John Bishop of Goal Setting for Students.com for contributing this entry to our Blog.

These ten life skills will help your children develop a YES! Count On Me attitude that you can use in the classroom and in life. Good luck!

1. Use the "YES! Count On Me" words: yes, I can, and I will.

2. To get ahead in school and in life - read more, learn more, do more.

3. Learn how to set and achieve goals and how to use these principles in the classroom.

4. No Vision = No Direction. Write down what you want to accomplish in the first four weeks of the school year. Repeat for the next month.

5. Don't find a fault; find a solution.

6. Minimizing the Bummer Words - no, can't, won't, never, maybe, and if. These six words will hold you back from reaching your full potential.

7. Eliminating excuses.

8. Regularly ask yourself: "Did I give my best effort to today's activities?"

9. Help others.

10. Remember: Luck comes to those who work hard.

This is your life, your goals and your success. You are a WINNER!

About John Bishop

After a life changing event, John Bishop became a social entrepreneur and started Accent On Success, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping teenagers succeed. He has written Goal Setting for Students, which has recently won three national book awards.