Top 10 Rules for Back-to-School Success ~ John Bishop

1. Use the "YES! Count On Me" words: yes, I can, and I will.

2. Get ahead in school and in life -- read more, learn more, do more.

3. Learn how to set and achieve goals and how to use these principles in the classroom.

4. No Vision = No Direction. Write down what you want to accomplish in the first four weeks of the school year. Repeat for the next month.

5. Don't find a fault; find a solution.

6. Minimize the "Bummer Words" no, can't, won't, never, maybe, and if. These six words will hold you back from reaching your full potential.

7. Eliminate excuses.

8. Regularly ask yourself: "Did I give my best effort to today's activities?"

9. Help others.

10. Remember: Luck comes to those who work hard.

This is your life, your goals and your success. You are a WINNER!