Albert Einstein was quoted as saying, “Compound interest is the most powerful force in the universe”. In terms of money, interest compounds over time, as you earn interest on top of interest previously earned. For example, if you save $1000 and earn 10% interest per year, at the end of the first year you will … Continue reading Compound your interest
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?
In my experience, students often get discouraged quickly when they make mistakes or get a low mark. Most learning happens when you make a mistake and use it as an opportunity to improve. Never let a mistake hold you back, since it should instead propel you forward. When you get an assignment or test back, … Continue reading Focus on Improving
I was having trouble choosing a topic to write about today. I had to remind myself to be definite and choose quickly. It seems that a lot of people go through life without ever deciding what they want for themselves. They never set goals that challenge them, so they do not accomplish much. They never … Continue reading Be Definite
It seems obvious that living in such a great country like Canada at a time in Earth’s history where we have more luxuries than ever, should make people happier than ever. It seems that most of the time people fill their minds with negative thoughts instead of stopping to think about the things they should … Continue reading Be Thankful
A lot of people think success is just a matter of luck. This explains why people play the lottery, hoping their luck will lead to success. There are many stories of people who won the lottery and then wasted all the money. Perhaps the problem was that they tried to get something for nothing and … Continue reading What’s luck got to do with it?
As mentioned, taking action every day is a big key for success. Of course, taking action is much easier when you have a burning desire to succeed. With a strong desire, you will naturally ask questions, so that you use the knowledge of others to check your own understanding. As a teacher, it is always … Continue reading Ask and you will receive!
Just about everyone wants to be successful, whether it be students in the classroom or members of society. It is fairly simple to learn how to be successful for anyone who cares about their success and desires the knowledge. In the same way, it is simple to learn how to be healthy and physically fit. … Continue reading Discipline
There have been times where I have found work to be stressful. When this happens, I make a list of things I need to do and focus on taking action immediately to get started. Being a person of action means you make a point of never wasting any time worrying about having too much to … Continue reading Work gives you purpose
When a student says, “This is impossible”, they seem to be suggesting that something is impossible for everyone. For example, to make a general statement that solving a math problem is impossible, suggests it is impossible for everyone, not only you. Keep in mind that other students have solved the problem in the past, so … Continue reading Nothing is impossible