I recently heard that more than 80% of people spend their life, or at least the majority of their life, doing what they are second best at.
Stop and think about that for a moment.
Is that you?
Is there something you are just amazing at or totally love to do but were told to get a real job, focus on your education so you can have a profession that will pay to fall back on or some other such story?
If there is one thing I really don’t agree with in the educational field, it’s the use of labels.
I think labels can be detrimental for growth, for learning and for being our very best.
Labels can hinder us from growing, improving, and even succeeding in life. And I’m not talking about how much money one makes when I think of success. I’m talking about personal growth, the strengthening of character and the removal of blaming others - or labels - as a way to get by.
Labels often allow us to not take responsibility. And that’s a shame. Plus, it’s simply sad.
My math teacher keeps making sarcastic comments towards me. How should I deal with this?
She asked everyone if they understood then singled me out and said “Sally, do you get it? Because you’re so clever.”
Dear Clever Sally,
It’s funny how sometimes adults can be more childish than children, right? First, you’re doing the right thing in asking and hopefully, not reacting. You may have heard the saying “Fuel fuels the fire.”