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Quotes from the talk: “People are working long hard hours at jobs they hate, to earn money to buy things they don’t need, to impress people they don’t like” A book by the same speaker: Fat, Forty, and Fired: One … Continue reading
Hmm… Sad but true? Source: Pinterest
Hupan Garden, Jack Ma’s Hangzhou apartment in 1999, is where it all began for Alibaba. On the eve of the company’s 20th birthday, we took Ma back to Hupan to reflect on those early days and what it took to … Continue reading
Sometimes, we get caught in situations that just make us feel like failures. Here’s Nick’s answer to a question from our friend Claire. Watch the full video here:
The best way to learn is to learn with passion and enthusiasm. See the excellent motivational video below! Without passion, learning becomes a chore like doing housework, and it becomes boring and tiring. Needless to say, such learning is not … Continue reading
One of the most motivational nature videos of the year! If you liked this video, you should also like this Iguana vs Snakes video:
Source: A-star Official Website For those familiar with the Singapore education system, you would know that PSLE 124 is not a good score by any standard. Yet Dr Vincent Lim, through his hard work and perseverance, managed to push on and … Continue reading
The world’s richest man is currently Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon. Few people know that he was an undergraduate at Princeton with the goal of becoming a theoretical physicist! What made him change his mind? Watch the video below. Summary: … Continue reading
I think this book is a excellent read for Singaporean parents. Have your child ever seem to be too laid back and resist improvement, although he or she has great potential? Often children in Singapore have to be “forced” to … Continue reading
Most Chinese would have heard of the story Yu Gong Yi Shan, which is a fable of how a man moved a mountain bit by bit using his perseverance. Today I learn that there is a true story of Dashrath Manjhi from … Continue reading
This is actually one of the best motivational videos on Math I have seen. Unfortunately there is no English translation. It covers how useful Math is, and also some history of Math in ancient China. (It is rarely known, but … Continue reading
Very nice to see their passion in cooking, and daring to choose the road less travelled. Do support them at their stall, Prawn Village, which currently at 20 Ghim Moh Road, #01-62, 199583. SINGAPORE: They had not yet graduated from university, but … Continue reading
I think this is the latest best selling motivational book (out in Jan 2018). It is quite true, many successful people aren’t necessarily ‘A’ students. They do have some common traits that everyone can learn from. The book is quite … Continue reading
Quite interesting list. Wonder who is the 80 year old? Source: http://www.familyfriendlyhq.ie/family-blog/50-life-lessons-from-80-year-old-everyone-should-know We absolutely love these pieces of advice from an 80 year old man. Have a firm handshake. Look people in the eye. Sing in the shower. Own a great … Continue reading
Relax. Take a deep breath. Don’t compare yourself with others. The world is full of all kinds of people – those who get successful early in life and those who do later. There are those who get married at 25 … Continue reading
Source: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2013/jan/06/dan-shechtman-nobel-prize-chemistry-interview To stand your ground in the face of relentless criticism from a double Nobel prize-winning scientist takes a lot of guts. For engineer and materials scientist Dan Shechtman, however, years of self-belief in the face of the eminent Linus … Continue reading
Water cuts through rock, not because of its strength, but because of its persistence.
Never let success go to your head, and never let failure go to your heart.
Wishing all readers a happy new year ahead. May your dreams and wishes come true! 再努力一下，或许就是成功!
Quite motivational indeed!
Congratulations to Feng Tianwei for the epic win over World No. 1 Ding Ning in the Chinese Super League, despite being recently axed from the Singapore national team (for unknown reasons). The Chinese Super League, though not as famous as the Olympics, … Continue reading
“The reality is that if your dream is to accomplish something awesome, it’s not going to be easy. If it were easy, everyone would be doing it. People who go for greatness are going to get knocked down a lot. … Continue reading
Inspirational: How can someone who has underachieved for years change their course and exceed their potential?
Source: https://www.quora.com/How-can-someone-who-has-underachieved-for-years-change-their-course-and-exceed-their-potential Do check out this very inspirational post on Quora. Excerpt: I was about as under achieving as you could get. Barely graduated from high school. Suspended, arrested, etc. Luckily I went to an awesome community college and they turned … Continue reading
Pastor Rick Warren has a gift of applying Christian principles in teaching lessons in real life scenarios. This is one of them. Source: http://rickwarren.org/devotional/english%2fnothing-worthwhile-is-ever-easy1?roi=echo7-27662529651-48607434-ac7d2bec278bdcfcc6c26fe1a409387d& “Let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap … Continue reading
Source: https://www.newsghana.com.gh/why-every-youth-must-encounter-failure/ You can’t live without failure unless you live cautiously doing nothing. Even on that level, your failure is huge. The fatality of failure depends on the individual. You think failure has no benefit? This piece seeks to shed light … Continue reading
1) Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. 2) Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
Motivational: Failure is never final. You’re never a failure until you quit, and it’s always too soon to quit!
Yet another motivational sermon by Pastor Rick Warren. Source: http://rickwarren.org/devotional/english/full-post/what-will-you-do-today-that-requires-faith “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up” (Galatians 6:9 NIV). Failure is never final. … Continue reading
Very good singer and inspirational song. Potential champion of this series.
Excellent sermon by Pastor Rick Warren. Source: http://rickwarren.org/devotional/english%2fit-s-time-to-redefine-failure1?roi=echo7-27381882358-48417402-f0ce079160f08ffc23a2aef23c6680d7& “Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe”(Proverbs 29:25 NIV). Satan’s favorite tool to diminish your faith is the fear of failure. … Continue reading
This is a post by Rick Warren, author of “The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For?“. He is a very good author of Christian books. (Source: http://rickwarren.org/devotional/english/to-reduce-your-fear-of-failure-redefine-it) “No matter how often honest people fall, they always get … Continue reading
Very Motivational: Billionaire Sara Blakely’s Secret of Success and her Favorite Motivational Author
Just read an amazing article about self-made billionaire Sara Blakely. First amazing story is this. Early in his own career Sara’s father learned that failure is part of success. That in order to be successful at anything in life, you … Continue reading
Time: 1.09:32 A Singaporean mother asks Nick Vujicic, “What would you say to a kid who has totally lost all interest in a subject?”. Can see Nick is slightly caught off-guard by this very typical Singaporean question that is probably … Continue reading
Recently there are two articles on “Tiger Moms” and “Kiasu (translated as “overly afraid of losing”) Parents” in Singapore. Interesting to read. Parents in Singapore are indeed at a dilemma, overly pushing their child will lead to negative consequences (as … Continue reading
Try your best. Even if you don’t hit your mark, you’ll be near the mark and that’s all you can hope for in life.
Source: http://www.bdtonline.com/opinion/the-race-of-life-fear-of-failure-can-keep-people/article_b7dfe5c0-1e0c-11e6-ae25-e7a71f04d85b.html Excerpts from this well written article: Try your best. Even if you don’t hit your mark, you’ll be near the mark and that’s all you can hope for in life. I’ve been knocked down in life, but I’m still … Continue reading
Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, … Continue reading
Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/9594351/Sir-John-Gurdon-Nobel-Prize-winner-was-too-stupid-for-science-at-school.html A British scientist whose schoolmasters told him he was too stupid to study the subject has been awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine or physiology for his pioneering work on cloning. At the age of 15, Prof Sir John … Continue reading
Recently, the A Level results just came out, 93.1% score at least 3 H2 passes, best results since curriculum change in 2006. However, as most students know, 3 H2 passes (low pass e.g. 3 C’s) is far from enough to enter … Continue reading
Source: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/tough-at-home-but-teen-perseveres-and-scores-at-a-level-exams Very inspirational! Excerpt: Richmond Tan does not have a study table in the one-room rental flat that he shares with his father, grandfather and brother. There were times when he did not even have a roof over his head, … Continue reading
Motivational: The Bible tells us that there is no use in avoiding failure because we have already failed!
Soure: http://www.christiantoday.com/article/the.bible.says.that.youre.going.to.fail/78603.htm Interesting perspective on faith! We look at society and the things around us and it’s obvious that most of the things around us teach us to be afraid of failure. We were taught not to get “F’s” in school … Continue reading
Source: http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/better-to-try-and-fail-than-never-to-try-at-all/ Some say risk nothing, try only for the sure thing, Others say nothing gambled nothing gained, Go all out for your dream. Life can be lived either way, but for me, I’d rather try and fail, than never try … Continue reading
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SAJC Retain / Retention Rate (Estimate) Just heard from a reliable source (cousin who is in the school) that SAJC’s tentative retention rate for 2015 is around 10%. On average, for a class of 25, around 2 or 3 are … Continue reading
Motivational Quotes and Stories (Life / Education / Math) Just to share some motivational quotes and stories, including those that are relevant to life, education and math. Do also check out Motivational Books for the Student (Educational). If you have any other quotes / … Continue reading
Source: http://www.wikihow.com/Offer-Encouragement-to-Someone-Who-Has-Failed-an-Exam-or-Test Read this post to learn how to offer encouragement to someone who has failed an exam or test. Remember, the most important thing is to learn from failure, and use their failures as a stepping stone to success. 失败乃成功之母, … Continue reading
Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/maths-reform/9621100/Make-Britain-Count-Stop-telling-children-maths-isnt-for-them.html “The title comes from the central argument of the book,” says Birmingham-raised Boaler, “namely the idea that maths is a gift that some have and some don’t. That’s the elephant in the classroom. And I want to banish … Continue reading