The world is in a state of fear these days, with everything that is going on. It occurred to me that young people are far less fearful, as they do a better job than adults of living each day one at a time, looking up to the future with anticipation. They are willing to take … Continue reading Have no fear!
I recently picked up a book at the library with the title, “The Next Millionaire Next Door”. One of the sentences that jumps out at me is, “People think small decisions do not have consequences”. I think of this a lot in living each day as best I can. I want to use the time … Continue reading Everything Matters
How will you show that you have made the effort to do all you could do? If asked how many push-ups you can do, what would you say? Jim Rohn teaches us that the best you can do is not all you can do. That is, you can do 5 push-ups, rest a little and … Continue reading Demonstrate Your Effort
Well, it's been awhile since I wrote, and I wanted to talk about the beginning of the new school year. I once again found that the summer break was nice, but I was eager to get back to school. I really enjoy working with young math students and feeling like I am productive and helping … Continue reading Back to School!
Near the end of the school-year, after final Exams have been written, there is always a drop-off in the number of students present in class. As I teach secondary school students, at an after-school math program, this is partly understandable. What I have noticed, is that the top students in terms of performance in my … Continue reading Are you present?
Well the final days of the school-year are winding down for me and I’m already looking ahead to summer with anticipation. I remember the feeling from last summer was that the break was great for the first week or two, but after that I was bored, as there wasn’t much to do. For this summer, … Continue reading Plan for summer?
As I mentioned in the previous post, you need to use the talents you are given, otherwise they are lost. Make sure to exercise your mind every day. Always question things that you are told, so that you deal in facts, and make up your own mind only after doing so. You should never say … Continue reading Do your own thinking
I was listening to a video made by Jim Rohn, and I highly recommend for you to listen to his amazing messages. Mr. Rohn said that the percentage of people who have a library card is about 3%. In other words, 97 out of every 100 people can't be bothered to go to the library … Continue reading Exercise your mind
There is a ‘parable of the talents’ in the bible, in which a master gives to his servants each a certain amount of money, and this money is called a talent. Two of the servants use their money to make more money, and the master is very pleased with them. The third servant buries his money … Continue reading Use your talents
I was recently listening to a recording by Earl Nightingale, who said, "the vast majority of people have never sat down and written out on paper, a problem they wish to solve". It seems people wish to solve it, but that’s not good enough, since they actually never get started solving it. Napoleon Hill said … Continue reading How to solve a problem