The beginning of the school year is the perfect time to make some really important decisions. Will you determine to succeed where you may have failed in the past? What values or principles will guide you over the next nine months?
Many wise people across the ages have reminded us that the way we begin any new work or venture can have a great impact on the way things end. One such person was Plato. This ancient Greek philosopher began writing down his ideas over twenty-five hundred years ago. His works are still being read today. It’s amazing.
He once wrote that: The beginning is the most important part of the work.
That’s a very wise statement, so as you begin this school year, take some time to reflect on past mistakes, future goals, and guiding principles, and then let this beginning set the course for a positive and successful ending.