As we enter exam season, I am revisiting earlier posts and lingering over the words of Abraham Lincoln – “Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”
How best do young people prepare for these significant milestones, yet still retain a sense of balance, of enjoyment in life, whilst holding onto high aspirations for future success?
In my research for this post, I came across the works of the French philosopher, lawyer and diplomat, Jospeh de Maistre, (1st April 1753 – 26 February 1821), whose comments on the need for steady and hard work are as pertinent today as they were in his life-time, writing around the period of the French Revolution.
There are no easy methods of learning difficult things; the method is to close your door, give out that you are not…
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