Motivation Matters More Than Ever

Amanda Ripley wrote “The Smartest Kids in the World-and How They Got That Way” published in 2013. Interesting, some of Ripley’s citations:

1. One thing we know about learning-you cannot do it if you aren’t motivated.

2. Statistically speaking, boys and low-income background kids have less easy-access to [self] motivation.

3. Motivation [and self activation of motivation] can be taught.

4. According to Stanford’s Carol Dweck, teaching kids that their brains are muscles and get stronger with use, significantly boosts perseverance.

5. According to U PENN’s Angela Duckworth, training children to set goals, devise plans for overcoming inevitable obstacles increases self control.

JW

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