Students, life is hard sometimes. We all want to change in certain areas of life, but change often takes a lot of time and energy. But it is DEFINITELY possible!!!! This video will teach you my #1 most important key to change so you can apply these ideas to your life.
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Hey students. Middle, high school, and college students. What’s up? It’s me Seth with SethPerler.com. I’m an executive function coach based out of Boulder, Colorado and I help struggling students navigate to think of education so you can have an awesome life. In this video, I’m going to tell you about the most important thing I ever did to change my life. I was a struggling student, I was disorganized, I did not manage time well, I did not use planners, I got a bunch of zeros, missings, late work, incompletes. I ended up almost failing out of high school. I skated by, I did well on tests, but I never did any homework. Luckily I was able to do okay on tests without having to put in much effort. I skated by, I almost failed out of high school. Guess what? I go to college not because I want to but because my parents wanted me to. I thought I was supposed to go to college. I go to college on probation because my grades were so bad, literally. I ended up failing out of college. Went to another college, a community college this time, I dropped out of that before failing out because I was about to fail out. And I generally felt like, one thing I talked about is that I was the most irresponsible person I know. I felt like a failure. I felt lazy. I felt like I couldn’t do anything with my life.
The most important thing I ever did to change my life was to choose me. I chose Seth. I chose to care about myself. I chose to not believe the stories in my head that I was a lazy failure and that I couldn’t do anything and that I messed everything up. I chose to change my stories that weren’t working for me. And even though it was hard to change, I chose me. I said, “you know what I do care about me. I am going to do whatever I have to do to figure out life.” In choosing me, the number one most important thing I did in choosing me, the number one most important thing that changed my life when I chose myself, was to learn to ask for help.
I made a decision that I was worth it. That asking for help wasn’t bad. That I needed help and that it was okay. And I come to find out now that the most successful people in the world that I admire, they get help from others. So I learned to ask for help. That’s the number one most important thing I’ve ever done, probably to this day, the most important thing I still do. I get help from others in various ways, but I’m not ashamed of it anymore. Because I learned to ask for help I learned to change my life. I got the help from other people to figure out how to change my life, and I got the help from other people to figure out how to live my dreams, how to go for my goals, how to create an awesome life myself. It’s not perfect, but I have a really good life nowadays. I get to live my passions, my dreams, my interests. I get to do things that matter to me, that give me purpose, that are important to me, and I didn’t know that I was possible but because I asked for help I got to create that.
So I share this with you, and I hope that whatever challenges and struggles you’re having today, you have the humility and the wherewithal and the courage to be able to ask for help in your life, because you are absolutely positively worth it. You can absolutely do this. You can figure life out. You can create a fantastic future for yourself. And I believe that because I’ve seen it happen with tons of people since then. I’ve seen people change their whole lives and really feel good about who they are and the life that they’re living.
The last thing I want to say is that we need you. The world needs you. We have very complicated problems and you, with all your challenges and all your quirks and all the interesting things that make you you, you have something very unique and very special to give to the world, the communities around you, the people around you, your friends or family. You have something very unique. Steve Jobs talked about making your dent in the universe. You have something to make your dent in the universe and we need you. We quite literally need you to shine, to develop into your best self, to develop your strengths. Not your weaknesses, your strengths, into being the best person you can possibly be to bring that very special thing you have to this planet. I hope you are well. I hope you have a fantastic day. My name is Seth Perler, I’m an executive function coach out of Colorado. I’ll see you soon.