Happy Student: 5 Steps to Academic Fulfillment and Success

By Daniel Wong

Are you a happy, motivated student? Or do you drag yourself to class every morning? In The Happy Student, Daniel Wong describes the five key steps you need to take in order to become both a successful and happy student. Wong scored straight A's all through college and received numerous academic honors and awards, but he didn't find fulfillment in his achievements until he discovered the five steps. Wong draws on his personal journey--from unhappy overachiever to happy straight-A student--to guide you through your own transformational process.
If you're a high school or college student who has begun to question what the true purpose of education is, The Happy Student will lead you to the right answer. If you're a teacher or parent, The Happy Student will explain how you can help your students become intrinsically motivated.
"You must become purpose-driven rather than performance-driven," says Wong. "You must ask the 'why' questions before you ask the 'how' questions. You must learn how to climb the ladder more effectively, but only after you've made sure that the ladder is leaning against the right wall."
In The Happy Student, Wong shows you how to:

Enjoy a new sense of purpose in your academics
Keep your motivation levels high every day using practical strategies
Conquer your fear of failure
Set meaningful goals and achieve them
Increase your self-confidence
Deal with the expectations of parents and teachers
Fall in love with learning again
Don't leave your happiness to chance. The Happy Student can make the difference between frustration and fulfillment in your academics.


"I'm going to encourage all of my students to read The Happy Student! If you follow Daniel's advice, your quality of life as a student is sure to improve. Daniel aims to help students find intrinsic motivation in their academic pursuits. It often seems like we don't care about whether students are intrinsically motivated or not--we just care that they get good grades. But Daniel understands that intrinsic motivation is vital if you want to be truly successful, not just in your academics, but in life, too. In The Happy Student, Daniel teaches you the principles and strategies that will enable you to find academic success and fulfillment. High school and college students--and their parents and teachers, too--will benefit from reading The Happy Student. In fact, anyone who wants to be both happy and successful will gain a lot by taking Daniel's advice to heart." -Walter N. Simmons, engineering professor and inventor

"In this meticulously reasoned work, Daniel Wong challenges students--and non-students too--to seize control of their lives and their happiness. He provides a solid five-step program that will prevent you from running someone else's race and striving for someone else's goals. By sharing with readers his experiences, Daniel advocates effectively for defining and pursuing your own individualized course toward success and personal fulfillment." -Katie Barzee, environmental advocate and recent college graduate

"The Happy Student is the sort of book you think you've seen before but actually haven't. It is, above all, truly written by a student for other students. Plenty of other books preach concepts that seem (and can actually be) impractical, so it was surprising--even to myself--how easily some of the ideas Daniel Wong presents could be applied to my own life. Just to give an example, I chose to adopt the idea of writing with a nicer pen (this is a tip Daniel talks about in the final chapter), and I found that my work productivity greatly impro


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Publisher Morgan James Publishing
Publish date 03/01/2012
Pages 258
ISBN-13 9781614481270
ISBN-10 161448127X
Language English