Motivation and Success Are you motivated for success?
How do you define success? If you were to take a survey of your friends, you would find that many people define success in different ways. How do you define it? By the amount of money you’ve earned? By accomplishing a goal? How do you know if you’ve been successful? ASSIGNMENT QUESTION 1: In 3-5 sentences write an explanation of how you define success.
Do you agree? Here is what others think: http://youtu.be/9ozn2H02Euc
Failure and Success Have you ever felt like a failure? Does failing mean you can’t be successful? ASSIGNMENT QUESTION 2: Answer the questions above with a 3-5 sentence response.
Famous Failures “My greatest concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.” ~ Abraham Lincoln Just because you fail at something once or over and over again, you are not destined to be a failure. We can learn a lot from our failures. Here are a few you may have heard of…. Watch this video: http://youtu.be/Y6hz_s2XIAU
Stuck in a Moment U2 is one of most favorite artists of all time. I hope you like them too. Interestingly, this video can be rather boring unless you spend time thinking about it’s meaning. When you watch this video, you will find that it repeats itself. There is a reason for that. Watch this video and pay attention while you do it. Try to figure out what it is saying. You will find the lyrics on the next slide. http://youtu.be/IyOaj3nv9H4
Stuck in a Moment by U2ASSIGNMENT QUESTION 3: Take some time to ponder these lyrics before answering the questions below. What is the meaning of the song? Has anyone said something similar to you or you to someone else? In a 3-5 sentence response, answer the following questions: Have you ever felt “stuck in a moment”? Do you feel this way now? Why? Give details. I'm not afraidOf anything in this worldThere's nothing you can throw at meThat I haven't already heardI'm just trying to findA decent melodyA song that I can singIn my own companyI never thought you were a foolBut darling, look at you. Ooh.You gotta stand up straight, carry your own weight'Cause tears are going nowhere babyYou've got to get yourself togetherYou've got stuck in a momentAnd now you can't get out of itDon't say that later will be betterNow you're stuck in a momentAnd you can't get out of itI will not forsakeThe colors that you bringThe nights you filled with fireworksThey left you with nothingI am still enchantedBy the light you brought to meI listen through your earsThrough your eyes I can seeYou are such a foolTo worry like you do.. Oh I know it's toughAnd you can never get enoughOf what you don't really need nowMy, oh myYou've got to get yourself togetherYou've got stuck in a momentAnd you can't get out of itOh love, look at you nowYou've got yourself stuck in a momentAnd you can't get out of itOh lord look at you nowYou've got yourself stuck in a moment And you cant get out of itI was unconscious, half asleepThe water is warm 'til you discover how deepI wasn't jumping, for me it was a fallIt's a long way down to nothing at allYou've got to get yourself togetherYou've got stuck in a momentAnd you can't get out of itDon't say that later will be betterNow you're stuck in a momentAnd you can't get out of itAnd if the night runs overAnd if the day won't lastAnd if your way should falterAlong this stony passIt's just a momentThis time will pass
Our Deepest FearASSIGNMENT QUESTIONS 4: I a 3-5 sentence response, answer the following questions. What is preventing you from success? From accomplishing your goals and dreams or from earning good grades? Do you have control over it? Do you believe your success could help others? Watch this video and respond to the questions in the notes section: http://youtu.be/Ybt8wXIahQU Our Deepest Fear by Marianne Williamson from A Return To Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
What is holding you back from success? What is preventing you from success? From accomplishing your goals and dreams or from earning good grades? Do you have control over it? Ponder these questions and be honest with yourself. ASSIGNMENT QUESTION 5: Answer the above questions in a 3-5 sentence response.
What are you going to do about it? Watch this video and then respond to the questions below. http://youtu.be/vBtrryMKK_g ASSIGNMENT QUESTION 6: In a 3-5 sentence response, RIGHT NOW, write an action plan of what you are going to do about being successful. Be specific, focus on today, this week, this semester. Go!