This article is my response to a recent question I received from a student struggling to introduce a more reasonably timed study routine. He’s in the unfortunate habit of studying for hours every few nights (when he can force himself to do it.) He’s a subscriber here and as I was writing his response I began to realize this might be useful for more than just him.

You can score high grades and study less than you imagine. Your mistakes in the past are just consequences of all the usual bad advice you’ve been given. You are in control of your grades.

Here is the big important point that I’m going to hide for everyone except subscribers for marketing purposes: 😛

Watch your results carefully (ignore your gut) and you’ll have nothing to worry about.

Improvement doesn’t come from doing the same thing over and over again. It comes from trying new things and watching the results.

Small distinctions create amazing lifelong results. Don’t miss out because you’re scared of a few disappointing moments.

Studying Worse Is The First Step To Studying Better

You Will Score Near The Top Of Your Class

I can’t promise you that you’ll be the top scoring student in your class…

Look… some folks are willing and able to study 12 hours a day. They don’t have a life outside of school. And they’re willing to throw every second into their scores because… they’re nuts…

but I can tell you this…

You will score near the top of your class…

And it will be much easier than you think.

I know… that’s hard to believe… I get it…

The thing is: most of us were taught the COMPLETE WRONG WAY to become successful in school. It’s like you’ve been running carrying a 50 pound weight for years because these they taught you are so opposite of effective. The fact that you’re doing as well as you are using these strategies is a proof of your intelligence.

Once you drop that weight – and you start studying the way experts through all of history studied – and the same strategies scientists are verifying repeatedly to this day…

Your grades are going to skyrocket.

And… once you get the hang of it… it’s going to feel like…

Well… like you know learning should feel –

Natural.