As you probably know, kids have short attention spans. Well, so do goldfish with an attention span of about 9 seconds. Adults even struggle with their attentiveness, and a study from Microsoft found that, “since the year 2000 (or about when the mobile revolution began) the average attention span dropped from 12 seconds to eight seconds.” Yes, as you’ve figured out, the length of the average human’s attention span is less than a mere goldfish. The digital era doesn’t help thin
Did an exercise in our class yesterday. I asked, "Who's smart?" Only a couple children fully raised their hands, some half heartedly, and most, for whatever reason, chose to keep their hands down.
This bothers me. Not only are these "smart" kids, but WHO is going to tell them that they aren't smart in the first place, or to give them the reason to doubt their intelligence. I sense that most people are not intentional or malicious, but what influences cause this? Is it peer
Amy Purdy is a Motivational Speaker, Philanthropist, and a Para-Olympic Snowboarder with Gold and Bronze Medals. She does all of this while missing her legs beneath the knees. Her inspirational story teaches us to be empowered instead of being a victim to our circumstances.
When she was 21, her dad donated her kidney so that she could live. There wasn't a prosthesis that would allow someone to snowboard. So, she built her own. 7 months later, she returned to the slopes for t
We’ve all experienced it. Everything just seems to fall into place. You are so focused and INSIDE of what you are doing that minutes pass like seconds. There is no fear…no hunger. You don’t think about why you’re doing it. It’s just YOU... fully engaged in a PROCESS for its own sake. You aren’t discouraged or bored, but in a heightened state of being that psychologists refer to as FLOW. The brain can only consciously process up to around 110 bits of information each second. L
CHINMAY DABLI Muhammad Ali
(Born January 17, 1942)
Muhammad Ali (Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr) is a great boxing champion. Muhammad Ali has taken part in several historic boxing championships. He has defeated boxers like Tony Esperiti, Lamar Clark and Sonny Banks. He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 1984.After his retirement also, he has remained a popular figure in American sports world. Muhammad Ali shows qualities like honor and courage because he has w
Mike Lipkin, Motivational Speaker, speaks about the 5 C's to becoming a maestro. We often think of the word as it relates to music. A maestro as I understand it is an eminent composer, teacher, or conductor of music. However, maestro can be used to identify a master in any art form. Thus, I find it fitting that I begin teaching these concepts to our martial arts students. #Motivation