Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Wednesday's Words of Wisdom: Never Give Up!


"Never Give Up!"

Winston Churchill

(The Peanuts Movie)

"Snoopy rushed to his typewriter and began to write.The Flying Ace knew he could never give up on her.  He could never give up on himself."

(Blue Sky The Peanuts Movie - Schulz, Movie Novelization)
Chapter 20 : The Final Battle pg 123

Children will confront many challenges, some small and others big.  Research suggests that perseverance, the ability to stick with tough tasks, discipline, dedication as well as drive is linked to individual achievement more than talent. This has been also researched by Carol Dweck who found that children who had a growth mindset, who believed their successes are a result of their hard work were the achievers. The children with a growth mindset believed that the more you challenge yourself, the smarter you become.
Children need to understand that even geniuses must work hard.  They need to persevere through difficult tasks.  

The book "Mindset"by Carol Dweck from Stanford University outlines her research on achievement and success and her idea of the power of our mindset.


Here are some of the reviews about the book...

Praise for Mindset

“Everyone should read this book.”—Chip and Dan Heath, authors of Switch and Made to Stick

“Will prove to be one of the most influential books ever about motivation.”—Po Bronson, author of NurtureShock

“A good book is one whose advice you believe. A great book is one whose advice you follow. I have found Carol Dweck’s work on mindsets invaluable in my own life, and even life-changing in my attitudes toward the challenges that, over the years, become more demanding rather than less. This is a book that can change your life, as its ideas have changed mine.”—Robert J. Sternberg, IBM Professor of Education and Psychology at Yale University, director of the PACE Center of Yale University, and author of Successful Intelligence

“If you manage any people or if you are a parent (which is a form of managing people), drop everything and read Mindset.”—Guy Kawasaki, author of The Art of the Start and the blog How to Change the World

“Highly recommended . . . an essential read for parents, teachers [and] coaches . . . as well as for those who would like to increase their own feelings of success and fulfillment.”—Library Journal (starred review)

“A serious, practical book. Dweck’s overall assertion that rigid thinking benefits no one, least of all yourself, and that a change of mind is always possible, is welcome.”—Publishers Weekly

“A wonderfully elegant idea . . . It is a great book.”—Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., author of Delivered from Distraction

Motivational Videos


"The Pursuit of happiness" with Will Smith

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Khan Academy

The brain is like a muscle, the more you use it and struggle the more it grows.

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