I have written a lot about the actions you must take to be a successful student and person. But, what exactly is success? I believe success means something different for everyone. A good definition might be, ‘taking action every day to follow-through on your plans for reaching the goals you have set for yourself’. The … Continue reading What is success?
One of the books I read recently discussed the importance of sleep. In the book ‘Authenticity’ by David Posen, the author says that teenagers need 8 to 10 hours of sleep each night and younger people need even more. It was also noted that teenagers are biologically ready to sleep at around 11 pm. This … Continue reading Get enough sleep
As mentioned, fear of failure causes many people to never get started at all. The key seems to be to push aside your fear by taking action right away. Everyone, including professional athletes, struggle with this, always having doubts about what they can do. Oddly, it seems that small children are much better than older … Continue reading You can’t finish without starting
I was recently watching a TEDx talk called, “Five Principles of Extraordinary Math Teaching” and I recommend you watch it for yourself. The speaker at one point said, “Not knowing is the first step toward understanding”. I immediately wrote that down on paper as it struck me as important for students to know. Not knowing … Continue reading Know what you don’t know