In this course you must
promise to avoid the
“7 Deadly Sins of
Students”
Miss Vanstone on…
“The 7 Deadly Sins of Students”
Sin #1: Lack of knowledge &
attention
Deeper level (creative/innovative)
thinking cannot be productively applied
until a c...
http://stephanievanstone.posterous.com/8
Absorb yourself in knowledge - Watch this!
Sin #2: Lack of passion, positivity,
& enthusiasmEnthusiasm is the lifeblood of
success.
Success happens when you are
pass...
http://stephanievanstone.posterous.com
Enthusiasm is the lifeblood of creativity-
Watch this!
Sin #3: Doing exactly what
you’ve always doneThere’s a saying that the definition of
madness is doing the same thing over
...
http://stephanievanstone.posterous.com
Make a movement- Watch this!
Sin #4: Fear of failureMost successful ventures (breakthroughs)
step into the unknown, slowly taking you in
a direction yo...
“There is no use trying,” said Alice. “One can’t
believe impossible things.” “I daresay you haven’t
had much practice,” sa...
ttp://stephanievanstone.posterous.com/lear
Have confidence in yourself and passion for your ideas –
Watch this!
Sin #5: Never pausing for a
break
Where are you when your most creative
ideas / deepest thoughts come to you? I’m
guessing...
Give the logical side of your brain a rest and do
something else – Like this!
Sin #6: Never testing the impact
of your creative outputSome of the most amazing ideas never make it
into the public eye s...
http://stephanievanstone.posterous.co
Some of the most creative ideas and inventions never make it into
the public eye . Y...
Sin #7: Confining yourself to
boundaries others set upNo matter how creative you are or much progress
you make with your i...
Sin #7: Confining yourself to
boundaries others set up
I ,________________________ , promise
(and pinky swear) that I will avoid Miss
Vanstone’s “7 Deadly Sins of Students”
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  1. 1. In this course you must promise to avoid the “7 Deadly Sins of Students” Miss Vanstone on… “The 7 Deadly Sins of Students”
  2. 2. Sin #1: Lack of knowledge & attention Deeper level (creative/innovative) thinking cannot be productively applied until a certain level of knowledge is gathered. Absorb yourself in what is already known - Give it your attention! If you don’t have the knowledge, creativity will drown in misdirection.
  3. 3. http://stephanievanstone.posterous.com/8 Absorb yourself in knowledge - Watch this!
  4. 4. Sin #2: Lack of passion, positivity, & enthusiasmEnthusiasm is the lifeblood of success. Success happens when you are passionate, positive, and enthusiastic about what you are doing. It’s extremely difficult to pioneer creative solutions for things you have absolutely no interest in. When your mind is stimulated by curiosity and a fundamental interest in the subject matter, your creativity and motivation will automatically accelerate.
  5. 5. http://stephanievanstone.posterous.com Enthusiasm is the lifeblood of creativity- Watch this!
  6. 6. Sin #3: Doing exactly what you’ve always doneThere’s a saying that the definition of madness is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. If you keep doing what you’ve been doing, you’ll keep getting what you’ve been getting. We are all a product of our past experience, but we must step outside of our comfort zone and attempt unfamiliar activities if we hope to achieve breakthroughs in our future. The foundation of practical success is simply trying new things to see what
  7. 7. http://stephanievanstone.posterous.com Make a movement- Watch this!
  8. 8. Sin #4: Fear of failureMost successful ventures (breakthroughs) step into the unknown, slowly taking you in a direction you haven’t gone before. Any journey into uncharted territory holds a certain level of inherent risk. Many people are scared to accept this risk, which in effect squashes all their creative ideas before they have a chance to develop them. If you hope to exercise your creativity/deeper-level thinking, you must get over your fear of failure. Confidence and passion together provide the solution. Have confidence in yourself and passion for
  9. 9. “There is no use trying,” said Alice. “One can’t believe impossible things.” “I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” Lewis Carroll If you hope to be successful, you must get over your fear of failure – Read this!
  10. 10. ttp://stephanievanstone.posterous.com/lear Have confidence in yourself and passion for your ideas – Watch this!
  11. 11. Sin #5: Never pausing for a break Where are you when your most creative ideas / deepest thoughts come to you? I’m guessing it’s not when you’re sitting at your desk working, or consciously trying to think creatively. Rather, it’s when you’ve given the logical side of your brain a rest and you’re doing something else.
  12. 12. Give the logical side of your brain a rest and do something else – Like this!
  13. 13. Sin #6: Never testing the impact of your creative outputSome of the most amazing ideas never make it into the public eye simply because their creator doesn‘t realize the significance and impact of what he or she has produced. There’s more to learning than simply having an idea and executing it once behind closed doors, or only in the classroom. Ideas that leave an impact on the world are relentlessly tested, modified and tested again. Scientists do this in a laboratory with other scientists. Painters do it by painting and then displaying their art in a gallery. Bloggers do it by translating their thoughts into stories and articles, and
  14. 14. http://stephanievanstone.posterous.co Some of the most creative ideas and inventions never make it into the public eye . You must test the impact of your output – Be brave… and watch this!
  15. 15. Sin #7: Confining yourself to boundaries others set upNo matter how creative you are or much progress you make with your ideas, there will always be negative people who insist that whatever you’re trying to do is impossible. When you come across these people, don’t try to reason with them. Instead, forget that they exist. They will only drain you of your creativity and waste your time.
  16. 16. Sin #7: Confining yourself to boundaries others set up
  17. 17. I ,________________________ , promise (and pinky swear) that I will avoid Miss Vanstone’s “7 Deadly Sins of Students”

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