So I was listening to the radio after school, and there was a quote by Brian Tracy that stated that ‘Aspire greatly; anything less than a commitment to excellence becomes an acceptance of mediocrity.’ This quote had my brain working.

I admit this quote was a little confusing to understand. But after thinking about it for a long time and talking to others, I think I understood it.

To achieve excellence, we must first understand our standards. Let’s take the example of your workspace. Is it messy? Is it clean? In whatever condition it is most of the time, that…


The word Fail is scary… or at least that is what school teaches us. You fail that test, you get a detention. There is always a punishment following a failure. This makes us want to avoid making mistakes. This makes us want to avoid failing and therefore avoid success.

A study of 130 toddlers showed that new walkers fell on average 69 times an hour. They failed 69 times in an hour and still didn't give up. You see we are born to fail. We were born with the idea that in order to succeed we have to fail. As…


What is the first thing you do when you wake up? What is something you do when you come home after a long day of school/work? What is something that you do when you are waiting for a bus? I bet you, that you take your phone out and scroll through your social media. You don't let your mind wander inside itself. You occupy your brain to stop you from thinking.

They say that our brain is the most important part of our body. By constantly hand-feeding it information we are not letting it think. We are not exploring our…


When you think of leaders, who do you think of? I imagine it's people such as Martin Luther King or Elon Musk. Previously I thought the same thing but after attending leadership day at my school, I learned so much more and I believe that you should know it too.

Our society has made leadership is such a heavy title to give someone. Someone must do an amazing task to be given the title of a leader. What people fail to realise is that each and every one of us is a leader.

What is leadership? Donald McGannon believes that…


Today I read a quote that stated that “individually, we are one drop. Together we are an ocean” by Ryunosuke Satoro and it had me thinking.

What is us? Us is me, and you, and your neighbour, and the random person in Tokyo and her neighbour. Us is your dog, the elephant you saw at the zoo. Us is everyone and everything. We are all connected in some way and once you figure that out, you want the best for everyone and everything. We want to grow together. We want to succeed as a nation.

In our world, people are…


I am still learning the power that these words hold, but I will tell you what I know. Most people like this word the other way around because they are not willing to give first but rather receive first. We, humans, are selfish and want everything. That is the problem you see. Let me show you why, with an example.

Let’s say that you are standing in front of a mirror (we’re representing the mirror as our world). Now, if you extend your hand to the mirror to give something, the mirror will do the same. …


These are such simple words yet hold so much power. To get to know them, understand them and use them is a superpower. I’ve learned this superpower and I believe that you should know it too.

To put it simply, “So What” means that you don't worry about things that are out of your control. Let me provide you with an example.

Let’s say that you break a vase or a plate or a glass in your house. Instead of mourning about what you’ve done, you should get a broom and clean up your mess! Instead of wasting your time…


What does this word mean to you? You see, google defines failure as a “lack of success.” To the old me, that seemed pretty accurate. I mean failure does mean that you haven't achieved something. To the average person, this word brings about fear. To the old me it brought fear.

The reason why the rich are rich is not that they are naturally gifted or because they have a different DNA sequence than us. It is because they have turned a word so horrifying to the middle and the poor class into something successful. …

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