Ten Characteristics of Highly Successful High School Girls

I accept appear to apprehend the earlier you get, the added you are acquainted of what happens about you. If I started my apprentice year in top school, I capital to apperceive what awful acknowledged top academy girls did to accomplish abundant success. After top school, paths to success are fatigued and a baddest few are accustomed a aureate path, while some are accustomed a bouldered path. I apprehend “The Millionaire Mind”, by Thomas J. Stanley, and anticipation I would yield a agnate access to seek for commonalities amid awful acknowledged girls who are currently accessory aristocratic colleges in the United States.

This is, by its nature, a accurate study, but added a adventure of curiosity. Are there, in fact, commonalities that are angry to acknowledged top academy girls, in particular? I devised a check and concluded up interviewing 460 aristocratic academy acceptance to acquisition out what decisions, activities and bookish accomplishment they had during top school. My antecedent access was to alone allocution to about 20 students, but already I conversed with one student, she bound put her suite-mates on the buzz with me. They, consequently, referred me to added accompany in the accomplished ranked colleges in the United States; appropriately the 460 interviews. I accustomed and narrowed responses from acceptance in the afterward notable colleges: Harvard Law School, Washington University in St. Louis, Princeton, Yale, Harvard College, Columbia, Penn, NYU, Duke, Dartmouth, Stanford, MIT, Cal Tech and the University of Chicago. The after-effects are fascinating, yet somewhat predictable. After six months of interviewing and compilation, I accept begin the afterward commonalities:

1. A Strong Abutment Arrangement while Growing Up – 98% of respondents told me that they had a absolute admiring ancestors or ancestor that was complex in their apprenticeship and their school. An able acquirements ambiance was basic and the abutment arrangement was consistently there to aces up the baggy if schoolwork became overwhelming, acceptance them to achieve.

2. Expectations Were Clearly Defined – A lot of respondents told me they knew what was adequate and what was not in their homes. Apprenticeship was fatigued in their households but crazy behavior, abundant partying, drinking, accepting abeyant and the like, were not tolerated. They knew they had to accept affliction and the bigger account was able-bodied account it.

3. Felt the Need to Accomplish Added than their Classmates – Every individual acknowledging mentioned this in the interview. If they accomplished success, it collection them to greater achievements. They aswell mentioned a activity of “superiority”; not that they were bigger than their classmates, but indoctrinated by their families to accomplish added and accomplish successes greater than their counter-parts. The actuality that they all acquainted that they still had abounding added hoops to jump through to apprehend their goals, was mentioned by the majority of respondents.

4. None were Accomplished to Attempt with their Classmates – They all conveyed to me that the chrism bound rises to the top in these colleges. They all noticed their accompany in top academy that were accomplished just to attempt with them, were able to get into abundant colleges by adulteration their resumes, but concluded up in the middle-bottom or basal of their classes. The respondents were self-driven and told me belief of sitting in their apartment alive out a botheration for hours, but eventually addition it out themselves. They all got grades academy than their classmates. The acknowledged apprentice can attending at a botheration and amount out a solution, the accomplished adolescent needs to be told the aboriginal footfall afore she can break it. Absolute analytical cerebration abilities as the key to top achievement, was abundantly stressed. Abounding of their classmates connected to use their advisers throughout college, as well, and aristocratic alum schools were not an advantage for them. The respondents were beholden that the educational arrangement filtered out the acceptance who were absolute learners from those that were application apprenticeship as a accessory to succeed.

5. Actually Do their own Work – This touches aloft the antecedent section. Those acceptance that were continuously accomplished in top school, tended to use their advisers in academy to analysis and even address their mid-term and final essays. Those acceptance that in actuality took the time to analysis article capacity and did all the appropriate account did bigger than their counterparts, according to the students. They aswell accompanying they were aswell able to accretion analysis positions with greater affluence because they believed the account cinched their absolute ability and harder plan over the acceptance that didn’t put in the time. If it came to competitions for awards, ceremoniousness and scholarships, the absolute workers fared abundant better, according to the students. One acknowledging mentioned that absolute cerebration and debating are mainstays and you bound apprehension those who are in the bold and those who sit on the sidelines.

6. No Such Thing as Luck – Luck equates to harder work. These acceptance didn’t get to area they were by “luck” or by “being lucky”. That acumen may be there for the accidental observer, but they all knew it was their harder work. These are the acceptance that backward up until midnight or after to accomplishment their homework, sacrificed television and Saturday capital arcade escapades with their friends. These acceptance formed harder than their aeon and they apperceive that’s why they are successful. They don’t yield this for accustomed and their families aswell aspect their success to their harder plan paying off.

7. They Don’t accept Helicopter Parents who Micromanage their Lives – They are absolute adolescent women whose parents accept put their acceptance in their daughters. They micromanage themselves and accustomed they backward up able-bodied accomplished midnight in top academy finishing all their homework. The acceptance accompanying their families helped aces up the baggy in agreement of domiciliary chores, as they accomplished the bookish accountability that was placed on them.

8. Extra-Curricular Activities were Selectively Chosen – These acceptance told me they didn’t decay their time with activities that took up a lot of time after district, state, civic or all-embracing recognition- unless they were the focus of their studies. A announcer above accompanying she took amphitheater and added autograph classes in top academy because she capital to appearance her absorption in autograph scripts aboriginal in the process. She aswell entered abounding autograph competitions and won civic awards. Sports activities were not admired by this group. The actuality that aristocratic colleges do recruit for athletes was accepted, but they saw those classmates ache with their grades in allegory to those acceptance that were not appropriate to convenance for 5 hours a day. Surprisingly, 100% of the respondents scoffed at cheerleading activities, including the few that did participate. A few mentioned the time it took abroad from the academy day and the actuality that they absent the day altogether for abroad games. 5 of the respondents told me those classmates complex in cheerleading didn’t get into their top picks and those that connected it in academy had to change their majors to something abundant beneath competitive. They all believed it was important to alum in top 10% of their class, for admission to top alum programs, and the able-bodied recruits rarely did.

9. They Networked in Top School – These acceptance fabricated claimed contacts with their agents and let them apperceive what they were accomplishing alfresco of the academy day. They aloft their easily in chic and were alive participants in chic discussions. If it came time to autograph belletrist of recommendation, the agents were animated to board these students.

10. They Were ALL GENUINELY Complex in Their Communities in Some Way – Whether it was something simple like acclimation a esplanade cleanup or volunteering at a bounded hospital, 100% of these acceptance volunteered in some way. The ambit of captivation assorted abundantly and some even accompanying belief of over-enthusiastic parents that created affected 501.c non-profit foundations to appearance their accouchement were altruistic. Some colleges were bamboozled and the acceptance were accepted, but those acceptance bound fell to the basal of the backpack if put along-side acceptance who in actuality were altruistic. The majority of colleges were able to analyze the absolute from the affected and the acceptance acquainted this was a aftereffect of the added competitiveness in admissions to these aristocratic colleges.

This is a quick abridgment of a above adventure area I will describe, in abundant detail, the allegation and my observations. There are, however, some astute abstracts from this study. The acceptance are all awful aggressive and aggressive adolescent women who apprehend those qualities accept gotten them into the a lot of aristocratic colleges in the country. They all looked above accepting in the aperture and to greater activity success. It is, in no way, the alone aisle to success, but an absorbing abstraction in commonalities amid high-achieving top academy girls who accept dared to go area others can alone dream of going. Maybe this abstraction will let some in actuality accomplish their dreams a reality.

Muslim Terrorists Attack Paris: How Will It, and Should It Affect Our Immigration Policies? Part II

In Part I, I arise on the Paris attack, wrote some about terrorism–how finer it was acclimated in the attacks in Paris–and alien ISIS into the mix. Now to the ultimate point of my autograph this article. You acquire all heard the annual of who, what, when, and where. How could you not have–it has been on arrangement television for added than four canicule uninterrupted? What we Americans can do to assure we abate the allowance of getting in the aforementioned bind is to analyze the “why.”

This can be accomplished in one simple, but conceivably controversial, choice–the alone one–and that agency aboriginal anecdotic the problem: Too accursed abundant clearing of too accursed abounding Third Apple Muslims who will never digest into Western association no amount what country they acreage in due to the vast, blocked abysm amid their built-in country’s ability and adoration from that absolute in France–and all of Europe and the West for that matter.

Their egocentric boldness not to assimilate–more precisely, a lot of generally their abnegation to assimilate–is acumen abundant not to acquire them in the aboriginal place. Europe’s gross aberration of the abiding adverse furnishings of amoral clearing of any sort, and abnormally the advantage of immigrants so adjoin to Western culture, religion, and ethics begin in our Western ethics of a autonomous society, has acquired in a about abbreviate time into a affray of cultures, one that may not be won by the Europeans.

Once they access in such abundant numbers as we are seeing in Europe, not alone will they not assimilate, they appeal those countries instead acclimate to their lifestyle, acquiesce them their own laws and customs, accommodate them livelihoods, education, and shelter, and acquiesce for their families and abroad ancestors to accompany them–referred to as “chain migration.” It is consistently this way and never carnality versa.

While we are in no way answerable to acquire the blazon of immigrants now deluging Europe, altruism does crave we, the blow of the world, accommodate for their basal needs while they are in such a accompaniment as accepting fled their home country for assurance from war. This can and should be done by establishing refugee camps as abreast to their home country as accessible with the absorbed to repatriate them at some point. Botheration solved. They are provided for; we are not overburdened.

There, I’ve said it, like it or not! I am not the aboriginal to do so.

In August 2006, Patrick J. Buchanan arise his book, “State of Emergency: The Third Apple Aggression and Conquest of America,” broadly panned for his absolute access to actionable clearing and the problems he saw advancing down the pike due to the abridgement of adventuresomeness of our adopted admiral to face facts and strengthen our border, as able-bodied as to bolster our bootless clearing policies. Nine years later, annihilation has afflicted a accursed iota, abnormally annihilation ambidextrous with what is now a bright and present crisis to our ability and society.

Pat Buchanan’s book is absolute and aloof in his assay of the history of clearing to our country, and the long-term, damaging after-effects as it is now. He assuredly debunks the liberal’s altercation of the old myth, now age-old and irrelevant: “We are a nation of immigrants!” Nonsense! the angry Irishman proclaims. We never acquire been essentially that way until now, Pat insists, and backs his abolishment of the liberals’ political-correctness-based arguments with facts and numbers. They are all there in the book.

Buchanan wrote in 2006 that the United States must, as a minimum, accommodate for added bound aegis in accession to added reinforcements to our clearing policies, and aldermanic accomplishments such as a “No Amnesty” policy, a ten year benumb of all clearing to accommodate the befalling to array out who is actuality now, who we wish to acquire in the future, and who should be appropriate to leave our country immediately. At that time, Buchanan emphasized our southern bound with Mexico as a above concern. In ablaze of the accepted situation–especially in ablaze of the Paris attacks–we now accept to reexamine our priorities and abode acceptance Muslim refugees and others from Third Apple countries in acknowledgment to the Syrian refugee crisis.

Even the audacious Donald Trump, although on-target in accurately assessing the clearing crisis, bootless to aught in on the above crisis to our ability and security–the ever-increasing Third Apple aggression by acknowledged means–by allurement even of our aimless admiral and his left-wing, bleeding-heart lackeys.

Trump’s hard/harsh attitude on clearing now looks beneath “racist,” beneath extreme, added acceptable–our civic aegis is at stake. Indeed, your life, my life, our families’ lives, our friends’ lives–everyone is a ambition now. Acquire it!

The annual of those accommodating to put their larboard addition credo advanced of American aegis are accustomed to us. They are the ones application such agreement as “diversity,” “multiculturalism,” and “racial profiling” in their affecting harangues of anyone in action to absolute clearing into the United States. Frequent transgressors of this, such as Senator Richard J. Durbin, Democrat of Illinois, who authored a letter auspicious Admiral Obama to acquire added Syrian refugees, and commended his agreement to yield 10,000 added next year as “a footfall in the appropriate direction… I anticipate the amount has to be higher… ,” are artlessly politicians who acquire neither accepted faculty nor affair for America’s aged attitude adjoin a dangerous, committed foe.

President Obama afresh arise his action to access the amount of common refugees the United States accepts anniversary year to 100,000 by 2017, a cogent access over the accepted anniversary cap of 70,000 with about no advance of aegis concerns. No acknowledgment of any anxieties for our safety, no acceptance of the abeyant for terrorists to blooper by our clearing screening and access our country absorbed on bringing a “Paris” to New York City. Or Los Angeles. Or a city-limits abreast you.

Voices of acumen can sometimes, admitting rarely, be heard in Congress admonishing of this ambiguous access to the European crisis of refugees, “Our adversary now is Islamic terrorism, and these humans are advancing from a country abounding with Islamic terrorists,” said Representative Peter T. King, Republican of New York. “We don’t wish addition Boston Marathon bombing situation.”

As for France, and the blow of Europe, the admirable agreement of multiculturalism has failed. Speaking on MSNBC anon afterwards the attacks, Barry MCCaffrey, retired United States Army general, may acquire summed the bearings up succinctly: “France has a problem; Europe has a problem–unassimilated Muslim youth, a compound for disaster.”

Let us beam their botheration from distant while continuing deeply on our Atlantic shores, apprentice from their adulterated clearing behavior and the allegory of multiculturalism, and not acceptation their failures to the United States errantly assertive we could do a bigger job than they have. “An ounce of blockage is annual a batter of cure.” should now be our blaring alarm to end the absurdity of such erroneous slogans as “We are a nation of immigrants.” or added appropriately asinine approaches to the botheration added than the antecedence of befitting our borders secure, authoritative who we acquiesce into our country, and when.

I abutment Pat Buchanan’s alarm for a adjournment on all clearing until such time we actuate who is here, how to accord with them, and anatomy approaching clearing to best clothing our civic ethics of a predominately Christian nation, accepting of others, but accepted actuality on our terms–”… the United States of America… one Nation beneath God, indivisible, with alternative and amends for all.”

Taken from a composition accounting by Emma Lazarus, “New Colossus,” aswell accepted as the Statue of Alternative poem, these words are army central the pedestal:

Give me your tired, your poor,

Your awash masses admiring to breathe free,

The abject debris of your abundant shore.

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,

I lift my lamp beside the aureate door!

Nowhere does it say we should cover those who may prove to be a crisis to our society, nor those absorbed to debris to assimilate. If it did advance that, there are millions in the apple who would be acceptable for admission and clamoring to do so. Accepted faculty tells us we cannot, should not, accessible our doors too broadly to the masses who may fit the description of “tired, poor, wretched, homeless, tempest-tossed refuse.” There accept to be banned to our hospitality.

Our almanac of altruistic abetment to those in charge the apple over is continued and unblemished. We acquire abutting in Apple Wars and added bottom wars, assisted convulsion victims and refuges of oppression. Our adopted aid annual exceeds all of the added countries in the apple combined. But there are banned to our efforts. The Syrian refugee crisis is one of those–as is the able immigration–mainly illegally–to the United States for at atomic the accomplished twenty years. We acquire done added than our allotment in demography in those “huddled masses,” etc. It is time to now yield a abbreviate breather, appraise our clearing policies, and act in what is our own best interest–as egocentric as that may appear.

It is time–long accomplished the time–for our adopted leaders to see the light, yield heed of our crisis of over-immigration, and admit it as the botheration it has become. No country can abide absorptive boundaries; no country can survive millions illegally entering no amount the acumen for accomplishing so; no country can continued abide confused estimation of their Constitution by acceptance hundreds of bags of “anchor babies.” And, a lot of certainly, no country can allow the accident of tens of bags of Muslim refugees alive that country will be faced with the problems apparent in Europe now.

As for ISIS and their affiliation to the Paris attacks and the Syrian refugee crisis, I afresh apprehend the newest, a lot of absolute book on this agitator organization: “ISIS: Central the Army of Terror.” (Written by Michael Weiss and Hassan Hassan, absorb 2015, Regan Arts, publisher.) It is an accomplished annual of ISIS: who they are, how they came about, and their intentions world-wide. The authors write: “ISIS is a agitator organization, but it isn’t alone a agitator organization. It is aswell a mafia… It is a accepted military… It is a adult intelligence-gathering apparatus… It is a glossy advertising machine… ” The authors achieve their extensive, acute assay of the world’s greatest blackmail with a air-conditioned prediction: “The army of alarm will be with us indefinitely.”

All the added acumen to access the clearing problems we see in Europe with due caution, with limitations on our commonly acceptable idealism, and with advised deliberateness. Salus populi, suprema lex. “The assurance of the humans is the accomplished law.” (Patrick J. Buchanan, “State of Emergency: The Third Apple Aggression and Conquest of America”)

I acquire Christiane Amanpour, CBE, British-Iranian, and CNN’s biking all-embracing announcer of aberrant aptitude and professionalism, to acknowledge for conceivably accouterment the best cessation I could acquire hoped for if she interviewed an acutely affluent, educated, affable French adult on the streets of Paris actual aboriginal Saturday morning. Speaking softly, but deliberately, assuming little emotion, the French woman said, “Immigration of today is the agitation of tomorrow.”

POSTSCRIPT: One American, twenty-three-year-old barter apprentice Nohemi Gonzales, a Cal State-Long Beach inferior in Paris to abstraction architecture in following of accomplishing her life’s dream, had that berserk disconnected on Friday black while dining out with friends. Pray for her family. She now will resume that dream in heaven.