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Everyone’s Unique Timezone (Motivational)

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

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Inspirational Scientist: Dan Shechtman

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

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Water cuts through rock, not because of its strength, but because of its persistence.

Water cuts through rock, not because of its strength, but because of its persistence.

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Balance Quote

Never let success go to your head, and never let failure go to your heart.

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A little more perseverance, maybe success is near

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!

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Real Life Tortoise vs. Hare

Quite motivational indeed!

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Feng Tianwei wins World No. 1 Ding Ning despite being dropped from Singapore Team

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

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Motivational Quote by Sport Psychologist

“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

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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

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Nothing Worthwhile Is Ever Easy

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

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Why every youth must encounter failure…

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

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Quotes by Winston Churchill on Failure (Motivational Poster)

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.

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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

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《追梦赤子心》 《中国新歌声》第3期 SING!CHINA

Very good singer and inspirational song. Potential champion of this series.

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It’s Time to Redefine Failure BY RICK WARREN

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

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To Reduce Your Fear of Failure, Redefine It

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

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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

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Nick Vujicic’s Academic Advice to a Singaporean Mom

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

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Kids of pushy parents ‘face higher risk of depression’: NUS study

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

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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

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Desiderata – An Amazing Poem

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

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Inspirational Story of Sir John Gurdon, Nobel Prize winner

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

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Do your best without comparing yourself to others and without fear or failure

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

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Tough at home but teen perseveres and scores at A-level exams

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

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My philosophy for a happy life | Sam Berns | TEDxMidAtlantic

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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

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Life is Like a Cup of Coffee

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Better To Try And Fail Than Never To Try At All – Poem by William F. O’Brien

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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7 Cardinal Rules in Life

(See more at: http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/7-cardinal-rules-life-everyone-should-know-about.html)

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SAJC Retain Rate (JC 1)

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

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Motivational Quotes and Stories (for students)

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

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How to Offer Encouragement to Someone Who Has Failed an Exam or Test

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

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Make Britain Count: ‘Stop telling children maths isn’t for them’

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

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