Oftentimes, the most difficult times in our lives is the decision to quit and walk away from something that is not working or stick with it and persevere. According to the author of The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick) Seth Godin, “Winners quit fast, quit often, and quit without guilt…People settle. They settle for less than they are capable of.” Today, we explore the topic of when to quit a job, a relationship, or a major commitment, and when to stick with it.
According to a recent article in the Toastmaster magazine written by Lauren Parsons, there is scientific research “suggests that success does not lead to happiness but that the opposite is true. Happiness has a profound effect on brain function and significantly increases individual performance, leading to greater success”. On this episode, we discuss recommendations on how to be happy, and therefore, achieve success, and how to overcome barriers to having more optimistic days in the workplace, and in your personal life.
In 2016, a researcher from Columbia University’s Teachers College published a study which discovered that high-school students’ science grades improved after they learned about the struggles of renowned scientists, such as Einstein and Marie Curie, while students who only knew about scientists’ successes, experienced declines in their grades. On this episode, we explore the concepts of goal setting and failures, setbacks and achievements, and how struggling has helped us in our professional and personal endeavors.
Habits. They can often be an annoyance to some, but the source of persistence and resiliency in others. On today’s episode, we will explore good habits, bad habits, why they form and how to change them!
We have all encountered them in high school and college, or, you may even be one of them: students with very high GPAs, worthy of being recognized as valedictorians. There are numerous evident benefits to working hard to earn the highest grade in your cohort, including scholarships, grants, the recognition of course, and making your parents proud. However, we were curious to know, over the long term, is being a valedictorian a predictor of future success?