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The Path to Success

The Path to Success | Interesting Reading to learn English -intermediate - advanced (B1, B2, C1,) | Scoop.it

"Great poster to share with students & display in the staffroom & classroom!"

 

Seth Dixon's insight:

Failure and struggle is a necessary part of learning; at times many in education act as though failures are to be avoided at all cost and we should ensure that our students only have opportunities to succeed.  Children learn to walk after falling down; a teacher's job to to motivate them to keep getting up and trying. 


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 9, 2013 11:08 AM

Failure and struggle is a necessary part of learning; at times many in education act as though failures are to be avoided at all cost and we should ensure that our students only have opportunities to succeed.  Children learn to walk after falling down; a teacher's job to to motivate them to keep getting up and trying. 

Linda Denty's curator insight, October 10, 2013 1:48 AM

This graphic really says it all!

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The top floor! | Second Firsts

The top floor! | Second Firsts | Interesting Reading to learn English -intermediate - advanced (B1, B2, C1,) | Scoop.it
I always believed that fulfilling my dreams would bring me unlimited happiness. I believed that if only I could do the impossible... I could be happy. There was always a condition surrounding happiness.

 

".....As the days went by I no longer looked at the views. I no longer had time to admire my big house.

I was so busy trying to get to the floor above as I had convinced myself that Happiness must be on a higher floor. Maybe I had to work harder and try and get up there.After months of working really hard I finally got to the floor above.
This floor too was magnificent but Happiness still nowhere to be found.

And that is when it hit me.And it hit me hard.

I was aiming so high.I was working so hard and was so determined that I passed happiness along the way to the top floor and did not notice her.
I was so busy climbing as far away from loss that happiness could not keep up with me.  She stayed a few floors down.She wanted to join me up there but I was not going on happiness speed. I was on a speed outside of life’s maximum dial.

 

In that speed however high you climb the only friend who joins you is stress.
And stress loves acceleration and high floors.

So when I realized that I left happiness on the floors below I started going down, slowly…enjoying the view. Looking for my happiness at her speed.
Slow but methodical.I found her waiting for me a few floors down.

Calm.All knowing. And so peaceful.

On our way up she told me that when people go through devastating losses they get these super powers that can indeed make all of their dreams come true.But at first they can’t control their speed and they get carried away with working hard.

As time goes by not only do they learn that they can do the impossible but that they also don’t need to work too hard and drive so fast to get there.

So if you are someone who has been working so hard to start over and you have been driving at that very fast speed I am going to ask you to slow down.

Turn around.And look for all the wonderful things that you are leaving behind.
Make sure that you are not rooming with stress.And remember that you won’t lose your superpowers or the top floor if you go up the stairs one step at a time.

With calm,

Christina.

www.secondfirsts.com

 

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Good Life Project: Leo Babauta On Bad Habits and Massive Results "Zen habits" A great blog

SUBSCRIBE TO DOWNLOAD THE MP3 at http://www.goodlifeproject.com - Good Life Project(tm) founder, Jonathan Fields, interviews Leo Babauta of Zen Habits. If yo...

 

Zen Habits is one of the most visited blogs on the Internet with 240,000 subscribers,[1] and Alexa ranks it as 5,706th popular website in the US,[2] and covers simplifying, living frugally, parenting, happiness, motivation, eliminating debt, saving, eating healthily, successfully implementing good habits, and achieving goals.

 

Zen Habits http://zenhabits.net/

 

was created by Leo Babauta (born April 30, 1973), a  US blogger, journalist and published author.. who presently lives in San Francisco.

..In February 2009, Time Magazine named Zen Habits one of the Top 25 Blogs for 2009,[4] and in June 2010, it named Zen Habits at the top of its list for the Top 25 Blogs for 2010.[5]

... In a post titled "Toss Productivity Out", published 6 September 2011, Babauta explicitly encouraged his readers to focus on simplifying their lives rather than getting more things done.[6]

Babauta also has a blog focused on simplicity called mnmlist.com

 

. He brought attention to The 100 Things Challenge,[7] which is a powerful method of working toward Simple living. The challenge is to reduce personal possessions to 100 items or fewer. There is some wiggle room because collections such as books may be counted as a single list item. Babauta subsequently set the 50 Things Challenge.[8]

 

On November 6, 2007, an e-book called Zen To Done: The Ultimate Simple Productivity System was made available to purchase.[9] It is composed of some of Zen Habits' popular blog posts.

 

On January 7, 2008, the Zen Habits blog and Zen to Done e-book were dedicated to the public domain.[10]

 

On December 30, 2008, Babauta's first print book, The Power of Less, was published by Hyperion Books. It reached the Amazon best-seller list on its first day[11] and remains one of the top business motivation books on Amazon.[12]

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