The best thing parents can do is to teach their children to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning.
Why seek out the tried and true, instead of experiences that will stretch you?
Why waste time proving over and over how great you are, when you could be getting better?
Test scores and measures of achievement tell you where a student is, but they don't tell you where a student could end up.
Important achievements require a clear focus, all-out effort, and a bottomless trunk full of strategies. Plus allies in learning.
A company that cannot self-correct cannot thrive.
Vowing, even intense vowing, is often useless. The next day comes and the next day goes. What works is making a vivid, concrete plan.
What did you try hard at today?
Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
What did you learn today? What mistake did you make that taught you something? What did you try hard at today?
Just because some people can do something with little or no training, it doesn't mean that others can't do it (and sometimes do it even better) with training.
Wow, that's a really good score. You must have worked really hard.
If you don't give anything, don't expect anything. Success is not coming to you, you must come to it.
You’re in charge of your mind. You can help it grow by using it in the right way.
When you enter a mindset, you enter a new world. In one world (the world of fixed traits) success is about proving you’re smart or talented. Validating yourself. In the other (the world of changing qualities) it’s about stretching yourself to learn something new. Developing yourself.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.
What can I learn from this? What will I do next time I'm in this situation?
Effort is one of those things that gives meaning to life. Effort means you care about something, that something is important to you and you are willing to work for it.
Ask 'How will they learn best?' not 'Can they learn?'.