How to pass exams – Part 19 – The 3R’s
“At the end of the day it’s really all about people.”
Before we come in to land, there’s just one more tip to help you, one more thing that you may not hear very often, it’s what I call the 3R’s. The 3R’s aren’t Reading, wRiting and aRithmetic, (spelt wrongly as they used to be in the 1950’s), but they stand for Relationships, Relationships and you’ve guessed it…Relationships.
Life is basically a network of relationships.
It doesn’t matter where you go, what you do, life is made up of relationships.
If you go to a shop and see a t-shirt that you want in blue but they only have it in black, you have to ask someone.
You don’t have to marry them or anything but you need to have a relationship with them to ask, it’s the same at home and with your mates in and out of school. Then of course there’s ‘going out’ with people – holdy handy, kissy kissy! Even when you go out to a restaurant, it’s always best to be nice to the waiter or waitress because if you aren’t, your food might come back with some “added extras!”
Life’s like Blackpool Rock… Kinda crunchy and bad for your teeth?!
[ Based on years of research you can read more about Lee’s work at http://leejackson.org/education/howtoenjoyandsucceedatschoolandcollege – How to pass exams ]
If you chop Blackpool Rock in the middle what does it say?
If I chop it two thirds of the way through what does it say?
If I chop it four fifths of the way through what does it say?
That’s right. “Blackpool Rock”.
Wherever you chop life and however you look at it, it will always be about ‘relationships’.
There will always be a relationship that makes all the difference, ‘cos relationships are life, and if you put your relationships first, amazing things start to happen.
I’ll give you a cast iron guarantee right here, right now.
If you get on better with the people around you at school – you’ll do better in school.
If you can get on better with the staff in school then I guarantee that you will do better in school.
You will be more successful.
But, hey, don’t panic. No-one’s perfect, you’re not perfect because I know I’m not perfect, but if you prioritise your relationships what happens is very powerful, everything else seems to fall into place.
That’s how it’s meant to be, it’s how life works.
If I am getting on better with my wife and daughters at home I have a better day/week/month.
Relationships make a BIG, BIG difference to your life, in and out of school.
Challenging but true.
Relationships do seem complicated but they’re not really. We don’t have to be an expert we just have to be honest, learn to say sorry and try to be a fun, reliable person.
Two quick tips for your life at home, help around the house every now and again and tidy your room! Your life will be soooooo much quieter and enjoyable if you do these sorts of things.
The best thing I learnt in my marriage was to wash up!
Sorry to sound like a Dad – but I promise those tips will make your life much more fun.
More to come…
This an excerpt from Top UK motivational School Speaker Lee Jackson’s book “How To Enjoy And Succeed At School And College” Available in paperback and on Kindle (for only £1.99 during pre-exam time) here now.