Underachievement Can Be SO Frustrating

So. I haven’t written here in…years. This is because of 2 reasons. One is administrative. Google didn’t like the way I had links structured and they de-listed the blog until I fixed it. Going through a thousand posts and fixing links? Not really fun. It took a good deal of the wind out of the […]

Building a Better Student: Own the Failure

I’m a success. I’m also a failure. And I wouldn’t have it any other way. In my thirty-six years in the radio business, I’ve been fired one time. It was in 1992, and I was part of a group of almost forty people who were shown the door after our company was sold. I considered […]

Fear of Failure

“One of the reasons people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure.” – John W. Gardner, former Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare. It’s easy to associate Gardner’s observation with adults. When we see the phrase “stop learning,” we tend to imagine someone who has already graduated and perhaps […]