The successful …

The successful people we spoke with — in business, entertainment, sports and the arts — all had similar responses when faced with obstacles: they subjected themselves to fairly merciless self-examination that prompted reinvention of their goals and the methods by which they endeavored to achieve them. Secret Ingredient for Success, by Camille Sweeney (via Swissmiss) Continue reading The successful …

Friday Linkage: Gap years, self-care, and student debt

Just a few things that caught my eye over the past week… Don’t go to college next year: Take a gap year instead “Taking a gap year speeds our development by upsetting these patterns. Trying to occupy another person’s way of life in a different culture—living with a new family, speaking the language, integrating into a community, perhaps … Continue reading Friday Linkage: Gap years, self-care, and student debt

If online education hasn’t already saved your university, it probably won’t

Online education is absolutely necessary. Excellent online education is even more important. For many students, it’s going to be a welcome alternative, especially when someone figures it out enough to create a holistic, quality, interactive learning experience. But universities need to realize that it won’t be the saving grace for every institution. Here’s why: In … Continue reading If online education hasn’t already saved your university, it probably won’t

Tough love on self-care

You can’t care for or lead others unless you care for and lead yourself. It’s counterintuitive but true. You think you’re being selfless when you push yourself beyond healthy limits (in time, relationships, rest, working out). But you’re setting yourself up for failure and letting everyone who relies on you down. In fact, sometimes we … Continue reading Tough love on self-care