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!
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?
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
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
I recently purchased a hybrid bike, and think that everyone should ride a bike. Perhaps this is just another chance to be more like a small child. As we get older, we lose track of some things we found fun when we were younger, and this is one of them. It really never is not … Continue reading So, I got a bike
My two young children teach me so much. When learning to ice-skate, my daughter was willing to get up many times after falling down. In fact, she even enjoyed falling down, maybe because she knew she was improving with each fall, as she learned what did not work. My son is learning to talk, adding … Continue reading Be like a small child
In the last while, I have started really enjoying using a planner to organize my days. It keeps me focused on the things I need to get done, and I seem to get them done without the need for worry. There is something about writing things down on paper, since it gets those things out … Continue reading Use a planner
The Beatles sang, "Life is very short, and there's no time for fussing and fighting my friend". Robin Sharma suggests that we should walk in the cemetery, to remind us of the shortness of life. Remember that you have the same amount of time as everyone else, so you can't get more time. Of course, … Continue reading Be urgent in life
In the last post, we talked about the benefit of competing against yourself. At the same time, one of our basic needs is to be with other people. Often in schools, students sit in rows of desks, and work individually a lot of the time. I believe learning almost always involves working with others. I … Continue reading Collaborate with others
As people, we place so much emphasis on competition with others that we set ourselves up for failure in our lives. The reason is simple; it is extremely difficult to be the best at anything with so many other people to compete against. I think the secret is to focus on competing instead with yourself. … Continue reading Compete with yourself