The Importance Of Academic Success

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Fame and wealth is what people consider in today’s society as success nowadays. Success is a triumph or an accomplishment of an aim. To reach the level of success many factors have to be played such as self discipline. Self discipline is a key ingredient for our students to reach the path of success. Therefore, during the early stages of childhood children should be educated about self discipline, as a result once armed it would be a tremendous asset in high school and the future. If gained children will be able to have the ability to control their actions and emotions and most importantly have the academic success that we want them to have. In 2009 an experiment was conducted called” Don’t eat the marshmallow”and it was to see if 4 year old …show more content…
Therefore many students are not able to regulate their emotions or actions which is unfortunate because without it many of these students will not have academic potential in high school nor in the future. In “Marita’s Bargain” by Malcolm Gladwell the KIPP Academy is not your normal school, students there are taught about self control. These students learn how to manage their behavior, the academy implements “SSLANT” into their daily lives, also staying after school and studying for long periods of time is mandatory (Gladwell 2008). The outcome of this is these students gain new academic skills, they have the capability to regulate their thoughts and are able to have a schedule planned out, and most importantly most of these KIPP scholars go off to attend college (Gladwell 2008) . Our students should obtain this skill in their early stages so in their academic years they could get passed through it like a breeze because they had the chance to be taught what self discipline is and were able to become successful in …show more content…
According to Brian Tracy Blog many successful people became successful because they were highly self discipline and if obtained by a unsuccessful person most likely they would have the same results as the successful people which could also be the same result for students struggling in school (Tracy). For Marita and Kewauna they were able to build up their self discipline by entering into programs or academies that helped them boost up their self discipline. Through that they both had academic success because they spent more time studying and doing their homework for long periods of time instead of socializing with friends. Same thing with the “Don’t eat the Marshmallow “ experiment the young children who ate the marshmallow did not have much success because they were never taught about self discipline and were not having much triumph in the field of study while the children who were able to resist themselves were most likely educated about self discipline and were having academic success in school ( Jane 2012) . An article called “ Self Discipline May Beat Smarts” written by Jay Mathews a Washington Post staff member talks about a study that was conducted in a middle school in Arlington, Texas kind of the same like the marshmallow experiment, but this time with money (Matthews). Jay Matthews

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