January 17, 2018

Take Control

John Maxwell is a leadership expert.  He shares great advice on what it takes to be an effective leader.  I thought I would share three questions that everyone should ask themselves to get good feedback.  For students, these questions not only apply to their academic lives, but should be considered in regards to their personal lives as well.

  • What should I stop doing?
  • What should I keep doing?
  • What should I start doing?

Answering these questions allow you to begin to self-assess; allow you to determine your effectiveness as a student, friend or son/daughter.

Don’t wait to find out that your friends have been annoyed with what you have or have not been doing.

Don’t wait to find out your teacher has been expecting something different from you.

Don’t wait to find out your mom or dad is proud of everything you’ve accomplished. 

You never know until you ask.  Ask for that feedback so you can make any necessary changes that will lead you on the path to true success.

It is very easy to fall in the trap of blaming someone else for something that you had the ability to respond to. Taking control of the situation gives you an opportunity to take responsibility for your actions.

Take control of what you can by asking for feedback.

Share your reflections.  Let us know how it goes!


  1. Champ says:

    Learning a ton from these articles.

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