Motivation Slides

Getting that
What characteristics
do you need in life?
Perseverance: persistence in doing something despite
difficulty or delay in achieving success.
Tenacity: the quality or fact of being able to grip something
firmly; grip.
Determination: firmness of purpose; resoluteness.
Enthusiasm: intense and eager enjoyment, interest, or
Life is short you
deserve more than
to be mediocre. Be
lack of interest, enthusiasm, or concern.
Synonyms: casualness, complacence,
disinterestedness, disregard, incuriosity,
incuriousness, indifference, insouciance,
nonchalance, torpor, unconcern.
Words Related to apathy. halfheartedness,
lukewarmness, tepidity, tepidness. carelessness,
heedlessness, recklessness, unawareness.
What are your
A dream doesn't become
reality through magic; it
takes sweat, determination
and hard work.
-Colin Powell
The price of success is hard work,
dedication to the job at hand, and the
determination that whether we win or
lose, we have applied the best of
ourselves to the task at hand.
-Vince Lombardi
“Perseverance is
the hard work you
do after you get
tired of doing the
hard work you
already did.”
- Newt Gingrich
Benefit #1 – Better Job Opportunities
– One of the main benefits of having
your high school diploma is that you
will be able to get better job
opportunities. Instead of always being
passed by for the good jobs, you’ll
have the opportunity to get jobs that
are more interesting. No doubt you
don’t want to be stuck flipping
hamburgers for a living, so having
your diploma is important.
Benefit #2 – Makes You Feel Pride – Of
course having your diploma from high
school will also make you feel proud. It is
quite an accomplishment and you can give
yourself a pat on the back knowing you
have worked hard to earn your diploma.
Benefit #3 – Allows You to Go on to College –
Another benefit of having your high school
diploma is that having it will allow you to go on
to college. No days having a college education
is becoming even more and more important. So,
if college is in the plans for you, you are going
to have to make sure you get your diploma from
high school.
Benefit #4 – Higher Wages – Not
only can your high school diploma
opportunities, but it can actually
help you to make more money as
well. People who do not have
diplomas usually make less
money, so if you want to make
more money at your job, having a
diploma is going to be very
"If you look at employer
surveys," he says, "the
things that employers
generally most look for or
think are important,
especially at lower-end
jobs, are the things like
perseverance and tenacity,
and those kinds of
qualities that are not
measured by the GED."
Rumberger, a professor
of education at the
University of California,
Santa Barbara, says a
high school diploma
means you went to
school for four years, did
the work, passed the
classes and didn't quit. A
GED, on the other hand,
is a shortcut.
You aren’t just working for
your 15/16 year-old self.