Believe in yourself

“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” —Norman Vincent Peale

Do you believe in yourself?

At MindGym’s Intensive Coaching for the LET, reviewees have the mantra : Yes, I can!  Initially sounding corny, mushy, and trite – it eventually becomes a battle cry for all our LETers who dream of topping or at least passing the LET on first take (with MindGym’s help).

Believing in oneself — after all the challenges in MindGym’s 18-day LET coaching — has been a major ingredient for the success of MindGym’s many topnotchers and passers.  The “I can” attitude ensured that Darell Austria Bautista,  MindGym alumni, from the Batangas State University, got high ratings last March 2013.

I copied his Facebook post and LET tips for MindGym’s English majors and share it below, verbatim, for everyone to gain a tip or two.

Hello, soon-to-be professional teachers! Share ko lang mga ginawa ko nung kumuha ako ng LET. XD

Hmm Sa Lucena ako nag-take ng LET… Maryhill. Suot ko yung MG badge ko that day. I tied the two strings coach Esa and Potpot gave me dun sa activity na tie-a-string-to-the-one-who-inspired you ek ek to my pencils haha I stared at them when the question was difficult. XD I brought nuts and candies. Yung water ko eh yung may kulay at vitamins. hehe I didn’t go to Church, maybe at least 3 months until the exam… but I prayed everytime I thought of the LET. 

When I was taking the exam, I encircled important words in each question as I read them carefully. Yun… elimination lang. hehe I maintained a gotta-get-this-right attitude towards each item especially sa prof ed which I considered as my strength since dun ako mataas sa mga drills sa MG, kaya siguro ako naka 91 dun hehe. For difficult questions, I read them in the voices of coach melane, sir albert, mo’am alice, and coach esa, and coach joanne, para feeling ko nagrarationalize lang ako. hehe I took my time. 2nd to the last ako natapos sa 3 parts, isang madre yung laging last.

Just believe in yourselves. Remember why you’re there. Think about your future students. God bless you teachers! 

It’s five days to go before the September 29 LET day and by now you should already have the courage  and conviction to say:  Yes, I can!

Why not drop (for a while) what you are doing, stand up tall, clench your fist, raise you arm up high and say:  Yes, I can!  This simple act can liberate you from anxieties and stresses.  Why not try it?


About Mo/am Alice

As Education Administrator/Director of MindGym, she tackles the center’s day-to-day affairs and gives its learners the warmth, care, and support that only the “heart” could afford to deliver. As one of the main coaches for MindGym’s Intensive Coaching for LET, she infuses practical lessons not only for LET success but for life as a teacher. She vows to be a lifelong learner. Follow her on Twitter.

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3 Responses to Believe in yourself

  1. Ikko Dalisay 2013/09/25 at 4:08 am #

    Wow! Dun din ako mag-take ng LET, Lucena City – Maryhill College! YES I can!

  2. Jade 2013/09/25 at 8:02 am #

    A fellow Batangueño! Thanks po for the tips. YES, I CAN! 🙂

  3. jay mark alasco 2014/01/08 at 4:41 pm #

    YES I CAN!