Excellence, week 2

We will continue our discussion of Excellence during our lessons together this week by considering how to pursue Excellence.  Our in-class discussion lesson follows below: “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.” — Vince Lombardi (Football Coach) We can all strive for excellence.  Excellence, put simply, is doing the…

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Excellence, week 1

We will begin our discussion of Excellence in our lessons together this week.  During this week, we will be talking about the basic meaning of Excellence.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Excellence is not a skill.  It is an attitude.” — Ralph Marston (Author) Being perfect at something sounds really good,…

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Creativity, week 4

As we talk about Creativity together this week, we will be considering how to apply Creativity to recognizing and using our existing talents.  Our in-class discussion for this week follows below: “You can’t use up creativity.  The more you use, the more you have.” — Maya Angelou (author, poet) There is an untold amount of…

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Creativity, Week 3

We will continue our discussion of Creativity in our lessons this week by considering how Creativity can help us deal with doubts and fears that may hold us back.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” — Sylvia Plath (Author, Poet) We all question ourselves sometimes. …

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Creativity, week 2

We will continue to discuss Creativity together during our lessons this week.  We’ll be talking together about how Creativity and curiosity lead us to try new things.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Around here, we don’t look backwards for very long.  We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing…

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Creativity, Week 1

We will begin our discussion of Creativity during this week, and continue with this topic through the month of March.  During our lessons this week, we’ll be talking about how Creativity helps us move outside our comfort zone, and deal constructively with mistakes when we try something new.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week…

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Stamina, Week 4

We will be concluding our discussion of Stamina during our lessons this week.  We’ll be talking together about how Stamina helps us achieve both short-term and long-term goals.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Continuous effort — not strength or intelligence — is the key to unlocking our potential.” — Liane Cardes…

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Stamina, week 2

We will continue to talk about Stamina during our lessons this week.  We’ll be considering the important role of Stamina in achieving the goals we have set for ourselves.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Nothing will work unless you do.” — John Wooden (basketball coach) For any goal you set for…

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Stamina, week 1

Our in-class discussion topic during the month of February will be Stamina.  This week, we will be talking about the basic meaning of Stamina, and its relation to one of our tenets, Perseverance.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Your mind is the most incredible gift!  A powerful mind is the reserve…

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Humility, week 4

This will be our final week discussing the topic of Humility together during our lessons.  This week, we’ll be talking about how Humility helps us work with other people as part of a team.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “If anything goes bad, I did it.  If anything goes semi-good, we…

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