One of my high school classmates posted this on his Facebook account today. It was so powerful and timely that I asked him if I could share on Entropia. These challenges are a foundation for instilling strong leadership principles for students of all ages. Please read, accept the challenge and share!
A CHALLENGE TO STUDENTS
Many challenges have been issued this summer, so I decided to join in. A new school year is starting which makes it the perfect time to do so. Here is my challenge to you.
1. I challenge you to take school seriously. Somewhere in the world, there is a person that is praying for the opportunity that many in the States take for granted.
2. I challenge you to do your best. Half efforts are just a waste of time.
3. I challenge you to go above and beyond the minimum requirements. How about getting ahead of schedule for a change.
4. I challenge you to spend at least 2 hours per evening studying. Sometimes discipline is more important that “smarts”. The person that can discipline himself goes a lot farther than the person who just relies on natural ability.
5. I challenge you to work on your behavior. Behavior and the ability to communicate is often more valuable than having a 4.0 The well behaved person will have twice as many opportunities over the person who just has good grades.
6. Finally, I challenge you to pray. Believe in God who is greater than you and is an excellent sounding board for all that troubles you.
This is my challenge. I hope you accept.
Delon Powell is an HBCU graduate (Morehouse College), a former Military Officer, Iraq veteran, current Administrator, and proud father. He considers himself a regular dad who is genuinely interested in the well being of his children and others. Delon consistently looks for opportunities for self-improvement and encourages others to do the same.