This I Believe

By: Collin Jacques

Strategies for Success

- Good work ethic is neccesary for success

- It is important to stay Motivated

- Always respect your elders they were placed in your life for a reason

- Apply yourself in everything that you do

- Give all praise to God

Work Ethic

Work Ethic is in my opinion the biggest key to success. If you don't do your work in school or in the real world you will fail. If you have a job it could end up in you losing it if you fail to work hard and apply yourself.

How to demonstrate you have good work ethic:

- Honesty, If a coworker or teacher can't trust you that could lead to serious problems.

- Do quality work. Doing bear minimum will make you look lazy and will not get you where you want to be.

- Responsibility. To be successful you must be responsible, a teacher/employer wants someone who will turn work in properly as well as on time.

- Teamwork. You must be able to work with others to be successful. Group work is big in the world we live in today.


Keeping yourself motivated is a huge part of success. It sound easy but it is very difficult to keep yourself motivated 24/7. If you do manage to keep yourself motivated all the time the sky is the limit!

How to keep yourself motivated:

- The biggest key to staying motivated is to set goals. If you don't set goals you will not see results. Goals also help you see how far you really have come.

- You must keep a positive attitude. A negative mind will never give you a positive life.

- Don't be to hard on yourself. You will not always reach your goal, but you will REALLY never reach your goals if you feel sorry for yourself.

- Most of all don't forget to treat yourself, especially when you reach a goal. It helps you realize that what you're working for isn't meaningless.

Respect Your Elders

My grandma always told me respect everyone, you never know who will be your boss someday. It is important to respect everyone but especially your elders. God put these wise people in your life for your benefit, don't abuse what god has given you. Even when you think you know it all, every person in this world can teach you something.

Apply Yourself in Everything You Do

Everything you do in life you should do it with your best effort. If you do not fully apply yourself in life you will never reach your full potential.

Everyone has to do something they don't like in their life, but if you can survive in your weaknesses, you will thrive in your strengths.

If you do everything in life through God he will give you countless blessings and most of all he will give you the biggest blessing of all, eternal life in his kingdom. God wants more for you and your life. He blessed you with all you need to be successful in life, it's time to start applying yourself.

Give all glory to God

Everything you have ever done in life has been no mistake, God has worked in mysterious ways to make you a better man or women. Jeremiah 29:11, 11 "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord ,"plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and future."

Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Trust in God in everything you do, and God will make you successful.

Definition of Success

After you start using all these life tips you will be successful in life, but being successful has been a butchered word now a days. Success isn't money and physical objects as its portrayed as today. It's raising a family, supporting that family, and loving that family. Success is being the man/women God wants you to be.