There is an old saying that many hear too late in life. "The definition of lunacy is doing the same thing over and over expecting different results." Some people substitute another word for lunacy, but it will be a word meaning much the same thing. This saying is a profound thought only because many of us do continue doing many things the same ineffective way hoping against hope that things will get better. When you find yourself in this kind of peril and can't seem to find the right path to get yourself going in the right direction, do something about it. The best thing to do is to ask for help.
If you are in high school and don't want to go to your parents, consider going to talk to a favorite teacher who seems to be dedicated to his/her profession, a counselor, a coach you respect, or even a pastor, priest or rabbi. Keep sitting down in front of people until one of them takes an interest in your situation and offers help or advice that you think makes sense.
A college student generally has a wealth of assistance at their disposal. If you are just plain feeling lousy, go to the student infirmary and get checked. If you are confused about anything make it a point to see your advisor or a professor or a graduate assistant. There are all kinds of remedial offerings in a college setting, so whatever difficulty you may be facing, keep talking to dorm resident assistants, advisors, upper-class fraternity brothers or sorority sisters of the college chaplain until you get pointed in the direction of who can help you best. This is your life and you must accept responsibility for wanting to improve it and address situations that are causing you difficulty. Make it a point to not ever put something off if it is interfering with your progress. Get help.
Last Updated: 08/20/2013