12 Steps for Success-Borrowed and Adapted from Mike Rowe's S.W.E.A.T. Pledge



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12 Steps for Success-Borrowed and Adapted from Mike Rowe's S.W.E.A.T. Pledge

 1.  I believe that I have won the greatest lottery of all time.  I am alive.  I walk the Earth.  I live in America.  Above all things, I am grateful.

2.  I believe that I am entitled to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  Nothing more.  I also undertand that "happiness" and the "pursuit of happiness" are not the same thing..

3.  I believe there is no such thing as a "bad class".  I believe that all classes are opportunities, and it's up to me to make the best of them.

4.  I do not "follow my passion".  I bring it with me.  I believe that any class can be completed with passion and enthusiasm. 

5.  I deplore failure, and do all I can to avoid it.  I would rather work hard the first time than have to repeat it.

6.  I believe that my sucess is my responsibility.  I understand that being in "compliance" does not necessarily mean I will be successful.

7.  I believe the best way to distinguish myself at school is to show up early, do my very best, and cheerfully volunteer for more responsibility.

8.  I believe the MOST annoying sounds in the world are whining and complaining.  I will never make them.  If I am unhappy in a class, I will find a way to be happy.

9.  I believe that my education is my responsibility and absolutely critical to my success.

10.  I believe that I am a prodcut of my choices--not my crcumstances.  I will never blame anyone for my shortcomings or the challenges I face.  And I will never accept the credit for something I didn't do.

11.  I understand the world is not fair, and I'm OK with that.  I do not resent the success of others.

12.  I believe that all people are created equal.  I also believe that all people make choices.  Some choose to be lazy.  Some choose to sleep in.  I choose to work my butt off.