When you were young, your mother probably gave you all sorts of advice. Mothers love to tell their children how amazing they are and that they should never let anyone act mean toward them. Mothers praise their children and make them feel like they are the most special person in the whole world. Kids buy it for a while but then they grow up and realize that moms just do that sort of that sort of thing. Although you may think that you have grown out of all typical motherly advice, think again. Some of this advice is good to take with you to college and to remember for the rest of your life.
Being smart isn’t dorky
You should know that this is definitely true by now. Maybe you were the dorky kid in middle school and you wore glasses and braces. Maybe you were that smart chubby kid in high school that everyone was just friends with. Doing well in school has always been easy for you, which could be a reason why you are either in college, or thinking about going to college. Being smart may have been a pain while you were growing up but now it is going to pay off. The dorkiest kids you knew in high school are going to grow up to be the most successful ones. Those four years of dorkiness are going to be worth it when you are making lots of money in your future career.
Just be yourself
You have probably heard your mother say this to you over and over again. Mothers are always concerned that their children will change and conform to peer pressure. Listen to your mother’s advice. She is a lot wiser than you are. If someone won’t be your friend because they don’t like who you are, you should not worry about being their friend. Don’t let anyone change who you are. Everyone has great qualities about themselves. This is what makes people original. Don’t change yourself to try and fit in.
You can always start over
Many people think that if you fail, or if something goes wrong, there is no use in getting back up and trying again. There will be times when you will fail and things will go wrong. If you feel like you are in a place where there is no use trying again, don’t give up. Many people get so behind in classes that they start failing and they end up getting a bad grade in the course. Remember that there is always a way to go back and do better. You can retake the class or withdraw before the end of the semester.
Sometimes it may be hard but remember that your mother was right when she told you to always smile. Even if you are having a bad day, smile at everyone you see. Maybe they are also having an awful day and your smile could make all the difference. It is a great way to get to know people and to put off a friendly persona.