Magazine article Success

The Never-Ending Lesson: Teach Your Teen That the Best Way to Succeed Is to Never Stop Learning

Magazine article Success

The Never-Ending Lesson: Teach Your Teen That the Best Way to Succeed Is to Never Stop Learning

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Every day we're faced with challenges and opportunities to learn and grow. It's important for your teen to understand that learning doesn't stop when he leaves high school or college. School provides the foundation. The real-world education your teen will get after school can present many opportunities to help him reach his goals, if he remains open to learning.

The world is constantly changing. Technology is evolving at a faster rate than at any other time in history. Information is being shared and created at mind-numbing speed. To keep up with constant change, it's imperative for your teen to be always open to learning new things. Teach your teen that, just like the world, he never stands still. He is always changing--moving forward or backward, up or down. He isn't the same person today as he was a year ago, or even a few months ago.

Make sure he understands that determining the direction his life takes isn't based on one big, important choice. It's a continuous series of choices, and some of the smaller choices can end up having the biggest impact. Your teen is at a point in his life when he has a great opportunity to develop positive attitudes and habits for continuous learning.

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No matter our age, one of the best ways we can put ourselves in an environment to learn is to surround ourselves with mentors and others we can learn from. SUCCESS for Teens points out three ways to learn something new:

1. Study how it works and what to do.

2. Learn by actually doing it.

3. Find someone else who's already mastered something you want to do. …

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