5 Ways To Improve When Times Are Bad

Mental toughness is one of the greatest determiners of your success as a student. It’s very rare that you will have a perfect learning condition. Something always seems to be in the way. It could be a family problem, a recent breakup, a demanding student/athlete schedule, an unhelpful teacher, or a whole host of other…

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Stuck on a goal? Let’s Chunk it!

I want you to think about the biggest goal you have right now. What is the most ambitious goal you’ve set for yourself? Can you picture it? Can you visualize what you will have to do to achieve it? If you have it in your mind, you are probably feeling intimidated and overwhelmed. If you…

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Pushing Past Mental Blocks

We have all experienced a mental block at some point or another. Maybe it was a math problem that you KNEW you could answer, but just couldn’t find a way to come up with. Maybe it was an essay you had to write and the only line staring back at you was, “hi my name…

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How do we persevere through anything? Practice!

Perseverance is like any other mindset skill. It’s not something that you either have or don’t have, it is a skill that can be trained, improved, or lost without practice. Perseverance can open up doors that you otherwise couldn’t walk through. As you face difficult tests, intimidating presentations, and complex classwork, perseverance will be the…

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Mindset training meets terrifying exam…

I used to be intimidated by the length of a test. 50 questions would be an almost insurmountable challenge. 100 questions? Forget about it! That is until the Ph.D. program, where years of preparation led me to the qualifying exams: 2 days, 4 questions. If you pass, you get to move on and write a…

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