My Top 5 Favorite Study Quotes You Will Love

My Top 5 Favorite Study Quotes

It is now August which means a new school year is right around the corner. I have always loved this time of year: the weather gets cooler and the promise for new experiences is near. Whether you are still in school or simply learning something new on your own time, here are my 5 favorite study quotes of all time.

  1. “The earlier you start working on something, the earlier you will see results.”  – Author Unknown

Procrastination can be your greatest enemy. There have been several milestones I have reached that, deep down, I knew I could have achieved earlier if I had buckled down sooner. I think it is important to be honest with yourself without beating yourself up. Learning from my mistakes has done wonders for me whereas guilt has caused me to regress. 

  1. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”  – Mark Twain

I have been guilty of writing down a bunch of life goals and planning them to death, but never taking the first step. Starting something new can be utterly terrifying, but that first step is necessary if we want to reach our dreams. If you have the courage to take that first step despite your fears, you are ahead of the game. 

  1. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.”  – Robert Collier

Looking over a set of flash cards does not seem like it will do anything. Ten minutes a day of reviewing flash cards can mean the difference between a C on a test and an A. Stretching for ten minutes day seems frivolous until your back ache starts to diminish. Progress can be an invisible, slow-moving meter. Sometimes taking baby steps is the most efficient way to make progress. Find what works for you and build your success from there. 

  1. “Stop doubting yourself. Work hard and make it happen.”  – Author Unknown

We have all been our biggest critic and worst enemy at some point in our lives. Get comfortable with the idea of being a beginner again. I have always wanted to write a book, but I kept telling myself that I “was not an author.” The truth is, I was not an author yet. In order to become an author, I have to first write a book. My first draft was messy to say the least. My second draft was closer to my vision for the story. My third draft was filled with developed characters who each had their own stories and personalities. Writing and editing a full book was more work than I had originally anticipated, but it was an exhilarating experience that more than I had hoped for. 

  1. “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.”  – John Dewey

It is important to always keep and open mind. Even after graduation, it is imperative that we all continue to learn. It is impossible to know absolutely everything in the world and I think that is incredible and humbling. 

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