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If you’re reading this, you’ve probably experienced the feeling of sitting in a class, bored out of your mind, because you either A) don’t like what’s being taught B) don’t see the point of learning the stuff that’s being taught or C) a combination of both.

It feels like you’re burning time until you can get back to the stuff that you want to be doing.

What if you could change that feeling and make even the most boring subject feel totally worthwhile? How good would that be – you’d never feel like you’re wasting your time ever again.

It all comes down to this: adjusting your attitude

That subject that you can’t stand, the one that you feel like you’re wasting your time on; it’s teaching you something you might not even realise: how to push yourself. You just have to be open to the opportunity to adjust your attitude.

The next time you walk into that class, challenge yourself to stay positive. Challenge yourself to try and ask one question each lesson. Even when a subject feels completely useless, by facing it with a positive attitude and getting more involved, you’ll find you get a lot more use out of it, especially in ways you may not have expected.

We get it though; having a positive attitude can be easier said than done. To help, try speaking to your teacher about how you’re feeling. Let them know the things that you want to do in the future. They may be able to show you some direct and indirect links between what you’re learning in class and how that might help you achieve your future plans and ideas!

By staying open to learning new things, you’re developing yourself, and opening up new parts of your ‘map’ for your future. If you decide from the get go that a subject isn’t for you because it’s ‘too hard’ or ‘too boring’, you’re leaving parts of your potential future unexplored. Don’t limit yourself!

In life there’s going to be lots of things that you don’t really want to do, but if you keep yourself open to it, who knows, you might find you get more out of it than you thought.

So the next time you’re stuck in a class thinking ‘why do I need to learn this’, flip it around and ask yourself, ‘what can I get out of this?’. Even if you don’t end up using that knowledge in the future, by pushing yourself to get through it, you’re picking up an attitude that will push you further in life!