We need to make a major shift in appreciating and focusing on the journey -- helping high school students learn the skills they need -- rather than the destination -- a "good" college. Once they get there, they have to be able to manage their lives, do their own assignments, use a repertoire of effective study strategies, solve problems and, especially, deal with their emotions.
We all have our unique pressure moments -- situation in which we have something at stake and the outcome is dependent on our performance -- but I think we would all agree that being stuck on Mars with a limited supply of food and water and help being 140 million miles away would be a pressure moment for all of us.
"My career just hasn't gone the way I wanted it to," a friend just told me over lunch. He quickly followed up with "but everything seems to be working for you." He didn't say it to be snide or even envious, just as I don't recount that conversation now to be boastful. He was just stating what was, to him, a fact. I hear it a lot.
Whether you're still in the midst of the storm or idling in the aftermath, the truth is that you have to reach down and make the decision that although you may have had no control over what happened to you, you do have control over how you respond and move forward. These six tips will help start you on that journey...
Recently, the House of Representatives' Judiciary Committee reviewed legislation that contained a provision that took me aback: Bar government agencies from considering the social cost of increasing levels of carbon in their analyses and rules. That approach is dangerous to our environment, economy, and security.