Category: Success Stories
Go For It has helped me in a lot of ways. If asked which key I enjoyed learning the most, I would probably answer that all of them have been fun, exciting and interesting. But I think the key that has helped me the most is Key #1: I Have a Positive Attitude.
This key has helped me more than the other key because it has made me a better person. Before Go For It my mom and dad would complain about my negative attitude all the time. After our first Go For It lesson, however, I started to change. Whenever I opened my mouth to say something negative something in my head clicked and I would change what I was going to say. At first it was hard to remember, but then it just started to happen automatically. My family and I quickly noticed and it made it easier for all of us.
I also noticed some other things happening. One of them was that I started to forgive and apologize to people more quickly than I usually did. If my sister and I were fighting and she hurt me I would go spend some time along and calm down. Then I would go and forgive her, or ask her to forgive me. This made both her and me happy.
In conclusion Go For It helped me a lot, and I am glad to know that I have a chance to study Go For It and learn to be a successful, more positive person.
“Thank you for helping us learn these wonderful tools. This information is more valuable than my college education!”
“Since I am in business, I am familiar with many of these principles. I am thrilled you are teaching our kids these tools so young. It will make a huge difference in my kids’ success.”
“I am a school counselor and am so excited that my child is part of a school that is using such a wonderful, self-esteem building program!”
“I look forward to ‘going for it’ as a family.”
“Loved the program. I know it will help my kids and my marriage.”
Comments taken from anonymous parent surveys after a GO FOR IT! Parent Training session:
“The most exciting thing I learned tonight was…”
- How using the Seven Keys at school and at home will help my children succeed and be the best they can be!
- How I can use this program for my professional and personal goal setting as well as supporting my children.
- That my children will be taught personal responsibility and how to ensure their own success!
- Tools to be a better parent. Tools to help my son be a better student and happier person. Tools to be a happier self.
- Family goals and how important it is to foster confidence and empower our family.
- That everything I want is within my reach. I can be a wonderful bridge to help my children grow and to help make this world better.
- How to help my children and get beyond a horrible family struggle we are facing.
“In school, I had difficulty with my attitude. I thought that every time I did something, I wouldn’t finish or I couldn’t do it. By taking this class it helped me with my positive attitude and my habits. It showed me how to think on my feet and also taking the right path. But with all the Seven Keys to Success, I use these habits in school and with my family and friends. Now that I’m in high school, I use the positive attitude in my school work. It makes things better and easier. It changed things inside and outside. It made me think things twice before doing something. Thanks for the program. It made a big impact in my life.”
“GO FOR IT! has helped me a lot. It has really changed me by Key #2 “I Believe in Myself!” People are always telling you, ‘you can’t do this’, and I never listen to them. I just keep on going. My mom is always telling me, ‘Do the right stuff. That’s the best.’ I really love to keep on going with the GO FOR IT!Program and I hope I can do all seven keys!”
“GO FOR IT! has changed my life by letting me feel good about myself. I learned to have a positive attitude instead of having a negative attitude. When my mom asks me to do something I do it instead of making up an excuse like ‘I have to do my homework’ or ‘I don’t want to.’ It has helped me do my homework with a positive attitude. Doing my homework with a positive attitude has led me to better grades. GO FOR IT! has helped me to follow my dreams of becoming a veterinarian. GO FOR IT! has also helped me take a big step in life. Remember, if you have dreams then follow them and GO FOR IT!“
“Once you have been exposed to the GO FOR IT! Program, it never ends. As teachers we face many challenges, from students not turning in their homework to the display of impulsive/inappropriate behaviors and low self-esteem. GO FOR IT! is the answer for me because it is simple and it works! It uses time tested strategies with practical applications, and when worked properly, it is fail safe! You can see results immediately.
“For example, one of my students with extremely impulsive behavior corrected it within two weeks once she used her Change Cards (Key 3). Several others started handing in their homework, immediately, when they started tracking their wise choices (Key 4). Then there were a couple of young men who did things they didn’t think they could because they remembered to visualize their goals and they believed in themselves (Keys 2, 5 and 6).
“Teachers are constantly challenged with getting their students to participate in their own learning and to do well on tests. GO FOR IT! is their answer. It is a win-win, hands-on, researched program that addresses individual needs…and it works! I’ve led two GO FOR IT! Teacher Trainings this past month and have seen the excitement teachers have when they complete the training. One of the teachers told the class he had signed up because he wanted to be a better teacher. He said he was leaving a better man.
“The GO FOR IT! certification program for teachers provides educators and their students with life-long skills they need to be successful in school, and in all of life. They just need to GO FOR IT!”
-G. A. Prager, Teacher and Reading Specialist, Colorado
“Numerous parents have contacted and spoken with me over the positive impact the Seven Keys to Success have had on them as well as their kids. It’s rewarding to see the students take advantage of the chance to make a difference in their lives as well as those around them.”
~Mary T. Sass, Middle School Teacher, Michigan
Further Acclaim from GO FOR IT! Trained Teachers:
“I feel that in my classroom since the beginning of the year, kids are starting to develop a norm of high achievement and to value that, and to value working hard and putting in extra time to expect that of one another. And I think GO FOR IT! is responsible for that.”
“My colleagues are all familiar with the GO FOR IT! Program and we are really pushing the lessons, vocabulary and techniques in our school. I think that attitudes about learning are improved as we continually point out to the students how much control they have over their lives with the decisions they make and the attitudes they have. I also see the students using the vocabulary and reminding each other to have a positive attitude.
“Go For It! really helps me to stay positive throughout the day and I know it has both a calming and positive effect on the students. This was by far the best course I have ever taken personally and professionally. The ideas in this program are practical and very user friendly!”
“Students who understand the Seven Keys to Success recognize and respond to positive attitude in themselves and others. They are less confrontational at school and at home so they come to school with less stress and ready to learn.”