Tag Archives: steve piscitelli

(#377) Your Future Self


These strategies can help students (and, after all, aren’t we all students?) stay the course, continue their journey, and enjoy growth and resilience. Last week, on a local TV morning show, I shared strategies to help college students adjust to … Continue reading

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(#372) Independence


Consider where you can expand beyond your comfort zone. Insights can come at any time.  We just need to be open.  One appeared a few days ago in a yoga class–while I was doing my best imitation of swaying tree, … Continue reading

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(#322) Excellence And The Ordinary


Those striving for and maintaining excellence constantly want to know more—get to the next level. Early in her book Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, Angela Duckworth referenced a 1980s sociological study titled “The Mundanity of Excellence.” Intrigued by … Continue reading

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(#238) Practicality Over Bean Counting


If all we do is look for the “research to inform our actions” we will drown in an ever-rising sea of mind-numbing numbers, tables, graphs, and pontifications for more research. A few weeks ago, a colleague mentioned in passing that … Continue reading

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(#155) Staying Focused On Your Dream


On your way to realization, you need to go from visualization to verbalization to transformation. Being able to teach my student success classes continues to be a wonderful personal learning experience. As I tell my students (continually), a student success … Continue reading

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(#136) A Blogger’s Retrospective: 2012 in Review


 Consider this a look back as we move toward the New Year. Perhaps a nugget or two will provide inspiration. Thank you for your continued support and comments. In May of 2010 I made the decision to begin my first … Continue reading

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(#135) 2012: The Year of Gratitude


Silent gratitude isn’t very much use to anyone. -Gertrude Stein- About a year ago I read The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy. One of the many life success strategies Hardy described was a gratitude journal (of daily entries) he had written for his … Continue reading

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