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“You can’t wake a person who is pretending to be asleep.” Navajo saying – Education

“You can’t wake a person who is pretending to be asleep.” Navajo saying – Education

04/03/2022

Can you motivate people who are reluctant to learn? Motivating people to do things is exhausting, and many times futile. It happens in the classroom with students who are reluctant to do work. Sometimes the reluctance comes from the fact that they don't have the skills to succ ..
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“To handle yourself, use your head, to handle others, use your heart.” Eleanor Roosevelt – Social Awareness

“To handle yourself, use your head, to handle others, use your heart.” Eleanor Roosevelt – Social Awareness

03/20/2022

When should you have empathy for others? Sometimes it's important to follow rational thinking to solve problems. In those cases, turning off our own emotions helps lead to a solution. When dealing with others, however, the opposite is often true. We need to turn off rational t ..
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“If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” Booker T. Washington – Self-development

“If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” Booker T. Washington – Self-development

03/13/2022

When should you put others' needs above your own? When we come to the aid of others, we also become happy ourselves by virtue of doing the right thing. It makes us feel worthwhile when we serve others. But happiness can come to us through a different path, where we focus just ..
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“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.” Elbert Hubbard – Decision Making

“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.” Elbert Hubbard – Decision Making

03/06/2022

Should you fear mistakes? We all know what it feels like to be afraid of doing something. We hesitate, delay and ultimately choose to do nothing and then devise elaborate justifications for our inaction. Fear overcomes our courage. Yet, we also know the feeling of making quick ..
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“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” African Proverb – Cooperation

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” African Proverb – Cooperation

02/27/2022

How do we know when cooperation is the best strategy for success? Working with other people is hard if you like to work fast. You have to slow down, compromise and wait for people to catch up to your pace. On class projects this can be a brutal experience. Going alone is so mu ..
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“Conscience doth make cowards of us all.” William Shakespeare – Decision Making

“Conscience doth make cowards of us all.” William Shakespeare – Decision Making

02/20/2022

Is it brave to do the right thing? Thinking about the right way to act requires patient and careful thought. Acting from a good conscience in this way conveys strength and confidence. But our conscience also makes us feel weak; oftentimes we don't know what the right choices a ..
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“It isn’t where you come from; it’s where you’re going that counts.” Ella Fitzgerald – Goal Setting

“It isn’t where you come from; it’s where you’re going that counts.” Ella Fitzgerald – Goal Setting

02/13/2022

Should we look to the future or past for guidance? On some level, everybody is looking for a purpose in life. Finding that purpose starts with an understanding of who we really are. That's when confusion sets in. On the one hand, we have a history of past decisions that define ..
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“Each person must live their life as a model for others.” Rosa Parks – Self-Awareness

“Each person must live their life as a model for others.” Rosa Parks – Self-Awareness

02/06/2022

Should we be a role model for others? When we are being watched by others, we are compelled to do the right thing and that benefits the world. Being a role model has inherent value, but it is a difficult job that comes with significant sacrifice. It means that sometimes we can ..
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“To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.” Lau Tzu – Self-Discipline

“To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.” Lau Tzu – Self-Discipline

01/30/2022

Should you always try to get what you want? Mind control is a form of self-discipline that is so difficult to master. In tense, stressful moments, our natural reaction is to use our mind actively to control the situation and many times that is exactly what we need. In other se ..
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“Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – Love

“Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – Love

01/23/2022

Is love more powerful than hate? Love is a powerful force in the universe. That much is true. What's unclear is just how powerful love is and whether it can and should be used as a tool to combat hate. Some say hate must be met with more of the same and that confrontation is t ..
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“A bend in the road is not the end of the road… Unless you fail to make the turn.” Helen Keller – Goal Setting

“A bend in the road is not the end of the road… Unless you fail to make the turn.” Helen Keller – Goal Setting

01/16/2022

How do you know when to adapt your goals? Rarely to we achieve our goals by following the exact path we set at the beginning. Instead, we experience twists and turns that we must learn to adapt along the way. These unexpected events inspire us to refocus and change our goals. ..
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“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” Author Unknown – Determination

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” Author Unknown – Determination

01/09/2022

What is the best way to respond to hard times? Tough times greet all of us in varying degrees. The challenge is how to figure out exactly how we should behave when those tough times arrive. One plan is to push through the difficulties and emerge stronger at the other end. That ..
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