When you Function with Gumption, you take personal responsibility for the way you think, act, and interact with others.
High school students who Function with Gumption have a special responsibility.
They are right in the middle of the transition from being a child to becoming an adult.
They are moving from doing what they’re told to do to deciding what to do.
They are moving from learning to follow rules to making up their own rules.
They are standing on the springboard of childhood about to dive into the pool of adulthood.
So, what mindset is healthy to effectively launch a high school student to the next chapter of his or her life?
The Gumption Mindset of a High School Student
I am a unique and talented person.
I will take advantage of this special time of my life.
I know I can (and plan to) accomplish great things in my life.
I know I still need to learn more.
I know I need to work hard.
I get to choose the life I will live.
I’m committed to lifelong learning.
I believe that I have the power to make my own luck in life.
I take responsibility for my thinking.
I take responsibility for my actions.
I take responsibility for my interactions with others.
I choose to Function with Gumption.