Never too late....

To get back your goals.

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Hey Springsters. Let’s take a moment to think back to the beginning of the year. We were excited to make 2017 the best year ever. Like a lot of people we made new year’s resolutions. Maybe you wanted to study harder, be healthier or finally learn how to start saving. Maybe you reached your goals, or, like me, you fell off track. If you didn’t reach all the goals you set for yourself when the year started, don’t feel bad. According to reports, 92% of us don’t stick to all our New Year’s resolutions. But you know what? There is still lots of time to get back on track because it’s never too late to try again. How? With these three simple steps you can still reach your goals.

Get your friends involved
Do you know what really helps when you need to stick to your goals? Friends...because we are stronger when we stand together. Friends support us and motivate us to do better. They help build our confidence by reminding us that we can do anything when we put our minds to it. Share your goals with your friends and help remind each other of your goals. For example, if your plan was to be healthier, you could get your friends together to jog, and watch you all get healthier and achieve goals together.

Say goodbye to a bad habit
By cutting out bad habits, like spending a lot of time on your phone or watching TV when you should be studying, you will have more time to work on your goals.

So your self-esteem took a dip when your school work was not doing well and you wanted to improve your marks? This is how you get back on track.

Say you watch TV for 3 hours every day. Cut back an hour and put it into your studies and homework. You’ll still enjoy TV, but you will also be working on your goal of improving your marks. The moment you start to see your marks sky rocketing, your self-esteem will build up because you’ll be feeling proud of yourself.

Believe in yourself
You have the power to do anything! How? By believing in yourself! Make a note to yourself saying “Yes I can” or “I got this”. Put it on the mirror and say those words out loud every time you look at the mirror. We are what we believe. Believe that you are awesome (because you really are), and you will soon be slaying your goals.

Ready to start again? Awesome. Remember, when it comes to goals, the most important step is to get started, and keep going.

You got this!

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Nonhle

I'm 20 yrs old i didn't finish the school .i was thinking that it will be better for to get back to school .i didn't drop the school because i was pregnant or something but i was staying whith my father .my father didn't allow me to go nd visit mom so last year i decided to go to my mom without telling my father when i get there my mother decided to take me to school i didn't find the place to continue with my study so i decided to find a job .so right now i want to go back to school. It never too later??

July 21, 2022, 6:09 p.m.

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Syabonga

It never too late,and it will never be too early.the time will always be normal,only if we use it and value it.

But Springster I just need someone who gonna push me to do thing

March 20, 2022, 9 p.m.

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Ask yourself who you are and what do you want in life

I'm 25years of age, and im starting my first course next year. It never too late.

March 20, 2022, 9 p.m.

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Hi dear you've challenged me I'm 23 and I've already loosed hope now I know it will never be too later I'm now putting my self together and find a course to do

Hey Springster. Congratulations. Have fun and make the best of it. Learn as much as you can and go on to learn as much as you can. And yes, you're right. It's never too late!

hey ..I recently signed into springster.. I have to say just reading what Nandi nd Taa have written has given me hope that soon I will also be chasing my dreams I'm 20 and hvnt been studying for just 2years and it's been so terrible nd hard not only because I'm not studying or working , most of all bcz all my peers are moving forward in life and I'm just standing still.. but now I honestly feel I can't loss hope.♡♥

Springsters I know exactly how you feel. You see all your peers and friends progressing in life but yourself on the other hand everything is at a stand still. Currently going through that. I am 22 and I see people I matriculated with graduating now, most are even working but I told myself my time will also come. It may not be now but it will come. I am going back to varsity next year (provided I get funding) and I hope and pray that that this time around I will be given funding to continue on further. Finances were the only thing holding me back. FOREVER HOPEFUL! NEVER LOSE HOPE!

I got this..

March 20, 2022, 8:59 p.m.

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Hey Chilli-bites. We're glad you believe in yourself because we believe in you!

Hi Girl30.failled matric in 2007 then I loose hope then stay at home and I have 2 kids told myself I want to work but it was tough no matric no job unless I work as a cleaner but I realise something ask am I going to work as a cleaner for the rest of my life, I have to do something about my life to achieve my goals plan future for my kids as I speak rite now I went back to school and passed am going to study nursing

March 20, 2022, 8:59 p.m.

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Hey Diks, thanks for your comment. Your story is very inspiring and I am sure many girls appreciate it. Thank you for sharing.

Pls do it for kids bbes ....never lost hope just stay on it ....do it for kids

I used to be a top achiever in Primary(well till grade 9) Every teacher in the school knew me And I was very good at public speaking and I was never afraid of anyone in terms of "Public speaking" but it began in 2016 when I was doing grade10 I just began bunking school,I was even afraid of doing Speeches in front of my class mates(something I loved doing) My teacher even told me that I'm becoming very lazy and that my marks were dropping I mow don't feel confident about myself and I don't even have friends anymore I need your help Is there something wrong with me or am I in a stage or What ? Please help me understand

March 20, 2022, 8:59 p.m.

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its not the stage did u meet new friends because wrong friends do change u u can not bunk school alone u must be with someone

Hi QueenYamar. Thanks for sharing your comment with us. don't panic, you've obviously got the potential to do really well at school and in public speaking. Doing anything well requires that you spend time mastering it. You should research the topics you'd like to speak on well and you'll gain confidence knowing that you know the subject well. It's never too late to be great! You can do it you just need to believe you can!

have u ever had stress

March 20, 2022, 8:59 p.m.

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March 20, 2022, 8:59 p.m.

I m serious about my future and myself nobody is perfect everybody is beautiful

March 20, 2022, 8:59 p.m.

My future comes first..

March 20, 2022, 8:59 p.m.

Studying becames very difficult ,,this mostly happens to those who waste more time in day dreaming and procrastinating.In oder for you to study you need to be true to yourself , know your abilities and stay focused. Remember not to waste time studying things that you know but challenge yourself.

March 20, 2022, 8:59 p.m.

Hi friends am 40 years old .I didn't pass my matric since 2000.I was feeling bad about falling my matric,and I try again to write on March 2001.still nothing happened.i continue getting better a job my it's a situation that course me problem.now support from family and my father don't care.becouse was busy smoking drag's after all die.even the job I get don't help me.my dream the time I was at school want to be a business manager ,or a soldier.am lost now.

March 20, 2022, 8:58 p.m.

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Hi Spikiry. Thanks for sharing your comment. It's never too late to go back to school and accomplish your dreams. Here's an article that I think might help you http://za.heyspringster.com/sections/my-future/how-i-finished-my-schooling-through-abet/

Never allow doubt creep into your heart. Doubt breeds fear,and fear is of the devil. keep your head up and I know n the Lord knows you can do it

Hi I'm 25 years old, i passed my matric in 2012 then I didn't further my studies I've been working. This year I decided to go back to school, but i don't like the course I chose, i want to change it. But then the one i want is full now i have to apply for second semester. I feel like im a failure, i don't know what I want. All I do is wasting my time coz m not getting any younger. What should i do

March 20, 2022, 8:58 p.m.

So inspired I'm not gon give up its never too late to start over again

March 20, 2022, 8:58 p.m.

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Hi Springster, thanks for sharing. All the best girl!

I decided to finish School and Study university

March 20, 2022, 8:58 p.m.

Trully inspired

March 20, 2022, 8:58 p.m.

Hello i need yr contact

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March 20, 2022, 8:58 p.m.

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hy springter im nt nw hear springter nver answerd me indont knw why ...please help i want to futher my studies last year i passed grade 12 and now i do nothng because of lack of money ...iwant to ask question ..how long nsfas takes get it finish all my courses plz help me

March 20, 2022, 8:57 p.m.

My friends thy are jelousy so whatever i do i exclude them ...

March 20, 2022, 8:57 p.m.

Hey guys m a first year student I have a 2yrs old child...therez this finance company DAT in need of a consultant n u can see there is dat empty desk wit computer n every thing BT there's no one...so they are willing to take me n the salary would be R6600 for starters BT the thing is its a full tym job n I'm a full tym student so wat do I do?? Help plz

March 20, 2022, 8:57 p.m.

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Focus to your dream once you've finished your degree you will have something that you can use for the rest of your life but getting a job without a qualification it might be a trap because the contract might end or due to life problems you might lose the job then what would you have in hand to apply for another jobs nothing don't allow the money to distract you on your dreams when the time is right you will get your job and you will have money

hey guys i need ur help i want to go to school but i haave a financial problem plz help mee

March 20, 2022, 8:57 p.m.

Hey guys I passed my matrix and im willing to go to varsity but my father wants me to go to college I have on say because I don't have application fee and he should be the paying for and I don't want to make bad decisions because I want to make him happy. If I approach him and they don't accept me yoh he will give up on me and I depend on him

March 20, 2022, 8:57 p.m.

I'm 19 years old and I want to continue study and I failed grade 11 and I drop out so what can I do

March 20, 2022, 8:57 p.m.

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Hey Springster,you shouldn't be discouraged because you can still continue with your studies. Find out how by copying and pasting the link below: http://za.heyspringster.com/sections/my-future/how-i-finished-my-schooling-through-abet/

hey guys I am doing Grade 10 and I want to learn to prepare myself for Exam,Test,etc..... Can you give me some tips please

March 20, 2022, 8:57 p.m.

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Hey Springster, we know of the perfect article to help you. Just copy and paste the link below: http://za.heyspringster.com/sections/my-life/ready-setpass/

Don't give up Springsters, keep pushing. After all if you want the rainbow, you have to put up with the rain!!

March 20, 2022, 8:57 p.m.

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Hello Candy_leigh2000 Great advice,thank you.

I think I'm a failure like I lost hope on 2016 I was doing grade 12 but unfortunately I couldn't finish my last June paper which was physic paper 2 because I was pregnant and ready to deliver but when I came back at school for trials they suspended me ever since then my family insulted me calling me names and I never found inner peace now I'm 21 and doing nothing I really want to write my matric exams and get that chance but I'm afraid I feel like I'm too old I feel like if I can do that maybe just maybe I can finally be happy and free with no daily tears and sleepless night I'm just wondering if is it too late for me to go back to school next year?

March 20, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

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Hey Lisipho3, it is very brave of you to share your story with us and it is never too late to go back to school. The best way to find out what you need to do in order to complete your matric is to go to your nearest Department of Education district office and check when you can rewrite your matric. Ask if there are any classes being offered or if you can still go back to school full time. But you are definitely never too old to achieve your goals. All the best Springster!

its never too late girl just go to ABET and rewrite that paper you missed,the longer you stay at home the more you have regrets and blaming you self won't work right now just get up and dust your self and face the challenges

I tried my best because last year I was in grade 12 my dream was to pass actually it was my goal to pass to make myself proud but I couldn't pass I realised I am a mistake of my life so now m trying to study hard but I can't because I keep on telling myself that I am a failed

March 20, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

I think i'm a failure i lost hope on 2017 i ws in grd 11 i faild The tht clss 4 the fist time i didn't repeat it ,nw i am at hm doing nothing i hv no money to go to school i am nt strong enough intelligent

March 20, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

In life they times you feel like no one love's you then start doing bad thing . but you don't have to feel bad about your self just show them that you love them or talk to someone to trust or in the family's ?? Don't let you self down just starnd up show them the love you have for them . thank you

March 20, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

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O"ur own advice can sometimes be the best advice. This is great advice Springster, thank you!

I was once discriminated by people I trusted talking bad how I look just because I didn't believe to myself I did something wrong... So that where I realized that I'm loved by many people

It's doesn't matter if u r old ...what is important is that education/knowledge can brighten up your future

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

I don't want lie sticking to goals is one of the hardest thing but if you want to reach your goals you will try by making them easy

March 20, 2022, 8:54 p.m.

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That true tnkz