“Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.” Robert Schuller
SEL Connection: Everybody reacts to problems in a different way. Some people see problems as an excuse to quit. Others see problems as a challenge to overcome. Still others might just want to know whether solving problems is really worth it. Nobody likes to have problems. The challenge is how to get rid of them.
Claim: Here American evangelist Rev Robert Schuller suggests problems actually help us focus on who we are and what we really want to accomplish. Problems help us find the guidelines we need to find the right way to live.
Counterclaim: But sometimes we make success harder by creating problems that didn’t have to be there. These problems aren’t guidelines. They are speed bumps on our road to success.
Essential Question: Put this question in front of students to get a conversation going about perseverance – Does everyone have to fail before they succeed?
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