Thursday, July 21, 2011

How to persist -- what words should be on walls in schools?

The brain doesn't know the difference between something vividly imagined and the actual experience.
Dr. Joe Pace, The Pacific Institute
(954) 926-5668

We tend to move toward whatever we think about.

The foundation of all human action is human thought.

We rewire the brain by thinking about something over and over.
We change the wiring by replacing pictures and replaying those new mental images over and over.

Schools should have a cap and gown and a sample diploma in a special room. Every student can imagine putting on the gown and receiving that diploma -- and then a photo is taken. What do I look like in that moment? What do I feel in that moment? What does it feel like to be a graduate? The photo goes home and the student looks at the photo again and again.

You can't direct the wind, but you can adjust the sails.

from a presenation at Summer Conference organized by

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