So my plan for this blog is for regularly scheduled Sunday posts with tips, ideas, and recommendations. Other things (personal news, musings, etc.) I’ll post on other days, as appropriate. So my first “Worth Mentioning” post is because I’ve been tagged by John, The Eclectic Contrarian, for a 3.2.1 Quote Challenge. Thanks for thinking of me, and for getting me thinking!
The rules of the challenge are:
• Thank the Selector
• Post 2 quotes for the dedicated topic of the day
• Select 3 bloggers to take part in ‘3.2.1 Quote Me!’
• And give them a topic/word
Note: Although this is the topic for today there is no specific deadline to it, meaning you can answer when you chose.
The Word I Received Is: Intelligence
I’m a huge believer in hard work and perseverance. Going back to my student days, I was in classes with people who had a wide range of intelligence, but across the board the ones who were the most successful were the ones who worked the hardest. I think that our intellect is like any other gift we’re given: we need to use it to achieve our goals.
Einstein’s words have a similar message. The more you work at something, the better you become, whether it’s a physical activity or an intellectual exercise. One of my teacher friends once told me, “There’s a huge difference between ‘I don’t get it’ and ‘I don’t get it YET’. The student with the growth mindset is the student who’s going to succeed.”
I’ve definitely started making an effort to think in terms of “yet”. “I can’t do this…yet. I don’t know what to do…yet.” You get the idea.
So my challenge word is: Dedication
What do you think?
How do you exercise your mind? In your opinion, how big a role does intelligence play in being successful? Leave me a comment-I’m dying to discuss this!