Whether you are in high school or in college, one of the most critical factors that will help ensure your success in the classroom is your ability to build a relationship with your professor or teacher.

I have seen many athletes go from a C to an A because of their relationships, and I’ve also seen many people fail because they’re just too lazy and/or don’t care.

Being a student-athlete is a very difficult job.

It requires excellent time-management, great work habits, and the personal desire to excel at anything.

This is what makes most student-athletes successful in life after sports.

Most professors and teachers understand how difficult being a student-athlete is!

However, professors and teachers both know the importance of education and neither want sports to be an excuse to fail.

They also hate to see the great opportunity of an education wasted because the athlete only wants to do is play sports.

With that said, building that relationship and showing the teacher that you really want to be successful in both academics and education and showing him or her that you care about being in the classroom can and will help you.

This is true in all aspects of life.

People want to see people that they have relationships with succeed.

When your professor or teacher knows you, understands how hard you’re working, and understands when you’re struggling, he or she is much more likely to help you out if you are struggling or will give you a pass if you have been on the road for 6 days because of sports.

The bottom line is your teacher desperately wants to see you succeed! You just have to prove to him or her that you want to succeed!

For most people, there is absolutely NO REASON you cannot pull at a minimum of a 3.0 if not a 3.5 just by caring.

With baseball being a sport where scholarships are very tight, having a 3.5 GPA or better in high school can lead to you getting more academic money!

It doesn’t take a lot more effort and the rewards for having a 3.5 vs. a 3.0 are great!

Being great is a choice! Unfortunately, so is being average…which do you choose?

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