Why Didn’t Someone Teach Me How to Learn Earlier!?
At the end of this week, the 2nd edition of SOAR® is going to press. As I did eight years ago with the original I’ve put my heart and soul into this new edition to save students from the struggles I did not need to face. The following letter to students is included in the new edition.
Dear Student, I struggled in school! K-12 was a serious challenge for me. I had no confidence. Frankly, I felt “stupid.” But, my life changed when I figured out how to learn. ——-
——- I went from struggling in K-12 to getting straight-As in college…and college was a lot easier! My confidence soared! I discovered that I wasn’t “stupid” after all. Instead, I had the power to do anything I wanted to do!
However, one day, I was suddenly hit with a deep sense of anger. “Why didn’t someone teach me how to learn earlier?!” I wondered in frustration. The strategies helping me get straight-As in college would have been just as helpful in middle and high school! I thought about the years of misery, the hundreds (or thousands?) of dismal hours of homework, and all of the tears shed in frustration.
Realizing that those challenges could have been avoided so easily made the anger brew deeply. I tried to tell myself there was no sense getting angry over the past. But, this logic was not enough to erase the deep frustration. My heart and mind were engaged in a very intense wrestling match.
Suddenly, I had the most defining moment of my life. The inner turmoil settled right down.
No, I couldn’t change the past. But, I could change the future for others! In that moment, I knew that I had an obligation to future students to unlock the mysteries of learning. And, that’s what I’ve been doing ever since.
It turns out, these strategies are helpful for all students! If you already get straight-As, this book will show you how to do it with less stress. These strategies will continue to serve you in college and the workplace!
They will also help you earn good money. Employers list these skills as their “most needed.” Yet, they have a difficult time finding quality employees, even during a severe recession. Personally, I still use these skills. I used them to write this book and to build my business. I continue to use them every day at work and to manage my life and family at home. If you use the information in this book to improve your life in any way, you will have made all of my frustration worthwhile. I hope you will seize this opportunity to change your life forever!