What If We Have to Fail to Succeed?

by on October 14, 2014 in Must Reads with No Comments »


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What if success isn’t about “doing it right” and is instead about one’s ability to tolerate failure? As this New York Times article “What if the Secret to Success Is Failure?” by Paul Tough details, at the prestigious private school Riverdale Country School, the headmaster champions characteristics such as grit, curiosity, and zest over specific academic skills as the true route to achievement.

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How to Achieve Your Goals

by on July 1, 2014 in Must Sees with No Comments »


In his dynamic and humorous Ted Talk, former Denver Broncos running back Reggie Rivers discusses how to achieve goals through focusing on behaviors that are within our control. It provides some interesting food for thought when considered in the context of the Purpose-Centered Education model of MCNY and the LEC’s goal of setting the groundwork for you to take charge of your education!

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Success: More Than Just Good Grades

by on June 2, 2014 in Must Reads with No Comments »


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In the thoughtful and inspiring convocation speech George Saunders gave at Syracuse University last year, the award-winning author discusses some of his struggles to succeed and encourages graduates to consider the wider scope of success.

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How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be

by on February 18, 2014 in Must Sees with No Comments »


This video is an important and inspiring reminder that it takes hard work to produce something you’re proud of, and it’s worth it!

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