"From my own point of view, I can only tell you what has worked for me -- find something you really enjoy doing and pursue it. For me it was artwork. Since other subjects came to me with more difficulty, I tried to combine art with them. So, for example, in history, I would often provide drawings depicting a particular period or situation -- bringing together both cultural and historical elements. It did not nexessarily bring up my history grade, but it did keep my mind open to history as it related to something I loved."
Wise words from a wise man. I thought it was particularly relevant to my recent ponderings. Thanks Samantha.