What I Need 2 Succeed: From A to Z for Teens

What I Need 2 Succeed: From A to Z for Teens

by Linda Carter


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What is the secret to success? "What I Need 2 Succeed" will answer that question as it reveals unknown struggles of famous people. From presidents to inventors to sport figures, you will see how they were able to achieve in even the most difficult of circumstances. They had failures, but it did not stop them from achieving. We can learn from their examples. Quotes written by these people will be analyzed for in their famous quotes lie their secret.

They were young adults at one time also and faced many of the same struggles and obstacles we all face. These famous individuals started out no differently from any of us. They were not or are not necessarily geniuses; instead ordinary people who did extraordinary things. Find out how they turned struggles into success. Perhaps by seeing how they coped, teenagers and young adults can also prepare for the unknown.

"What I Need 2 Succeed" lists twenty-six character traits from A to Z that are common to all people of success. These values will become a person’s anchor as they row their boat through the uncharted waters of life. Do you have what it takes to make a successful life? Are you traveling on the smooth road named Success Street or are detours and dead ends in your way? If you have lost sight of your goal, like most of us have at one time or another, then learn how to change the GPS of your life to point you in the right direction.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781630478865
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Publication date: 09/13/2016
Pages: 180
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Linda Carter has been a high school business teacher for the past 20 years, as well as a business owner and an accountant. She knows and understands teenagers and the struggles they face; she also knows what it takes to be a success in business. She has written two career tech courses currently being taught to high school students through ACCESS Distance Learning in Alabama, the third largest high school online program in the nation.

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There will be uncertainty and uncharted waters. As you row your boat through the tides of life, keep in mind that all people, not just teenagers, are more open to outside pressures during trying times. Society as a whole is full of influences—good, bad, and indifferent. These persuasions come in the form of music, commercials, Internet, television shows, movies, friends, and coworkers. Never let bad influences rock your boat. For an anchor, you will need the character traits discussed in What I Need 2 Succeed. Christopher Columbus said, “You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” Be courageous as you launch your boat into adulthood!

Let’s face it, adolescent years were probably tough. You may have made mistakes, and your parents may have made mistakes. We’re only human. What is important is to let those mistakes go. They are in the past. Visualize mistakes as being in the palm of your hand and your breath as the force within yourself that blows them from your hands into the air to disappear. Certainly learn from mistakes, that’s essential, but it is useless to dwell on them now. How much better it is to concentrate on being the most successful adult you can be!

It is the hope of all who care about you that you develop the tools necessary not only to survive but to thrive in the world in which we live. You can make things happen in your life. Get busy, do something. Don’t let life pass you by!

You’ve read about influential people in each of these chapters. In either a large or small way, each one has touched our lives. We can learn from their struggles—in fact, the way in which they overcame their problems is what led to their success. Perhaps by seeing how they coped, you too can prepare for the unknown.

As time fades, what we remember about these famous individuals is the legacy they leave behind. They wrote quotes that define who they are and what they believe. Perhaps that’s why they went on to find fame and fortune—because they indeed understood the purpose for their life’s work. It was so stated in their quotes that each have written.

They were teenagers at one time also, and they faced many of the same struggles that you, too, are facing. Granted, you may have added pressures in today’s society, but they had even more obstacles to overcome. These famous individuals started out no differently from any of us. They were not or are not necessarily geniuses; instead ordinary people who did extraordinary things.

The common thread that can be observed is their work ethic. They had failures, but it did not stop them from achieving. They never gave up, and neither should you. They were independent in thought and action, and you should be as well. They never expected an easy life—it came to them only through hard work, dedication, and a belief that they could achieve.

Table of Contents

1 Attitude

2 Believe

3 Communication

4 Dedication

5 Exploration

6 Friends

7 Goals

8 Honesty

9 Intuition

10 Jobs

11 Kindness

12 Leadership

13 Money Management

14 Networking

15 Optimism

16 Problem Solving

17 Quantity

18 Responsibility

19 Success

20 Time Management

21 Ultimate Ambition

22 Vision

23 Working Together

24 Xcuses

25 Yourself

26 Zealously, Zoom in to Zillions of Opportunities

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BlessedMama24 More than 1 year ago
This is a great read for teens who want to know what it takes to succeed. It emphasizes character over skills and knowledge, although it certainly promotes following one's passions. It draws on historical examples, uncovering little known facts about well-known people. Like a kind, gentle mentor, this book offers great advice--sometimes repeating it more than once--for teens and adults alike. One of my favorites is Believe. Carter emphasizes throughout the book that success comes to those who are positive in many different ways. Check out this book for a friendly and organized way to help teens understand what it takes to succeed.