Written by Henrik – EyeOpenerWorks
In his popular address on online innovation platform TED, British professor of education Ken Robinson describes how many schools around the world kill the creativity of their students. School prepares us for a world we don’t want to live in. We learn to think that development is linear process, full of rational people. A world where everybody is learned to have its’ place in an economy… The world is so much more than that. http://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity.html You can watch an animated video of the same talk here with Vietnamese subtitle
What do you remember from the place where you have probably spend a significant part of your life so far? Maybe this one teacher or that course you loved. It’s honest to say though that school is for many a ‘have to’ instead of ‘want to’.
What do you really want then?
That can be a difficult question. Many young professionals nowadays struggle with that. Expectations from parents, family and friends are not the least of your worries.Maybe you are dreaming about starting your own company instead of having a boring desk job? Or about making a difference?
A scientific search shows that success is often defined by only two capacities: 1) intelligence and 2) willpower. Assuming number one is already present in you, number two is of crucial importance. Indeed, more and more evidence shows that training your capacity to do what you want on the long term is crucial for success; instead of being overwhelmed by short-term desires, fears, addictions, peer pressure, etc (Kelly McGonigal – The Willpower Instinct).
The good news is that you can developed this quite easy. It only takes 30 days to change a habit. And changing one habit in a way you really wish, automatically adds to all other willpower challenges as well.
You probably want to wake up fifty years from now to conclude that you really had a life you love. Life is an experiment. There are only two moments in life, now and too late. So what are you waiting for? It is time to face your challenges and to take the next step. And you’re not alone out there. We invite your for joining our growing community of independent and likeminded young professionals that take care of themselves and others at the same time. Through experiential learning, combining theory and practice.
Are you ready to take the next step….?!
School of Life Hanoi is opening its doors. We invite your for joining our growing community of independent and likeminded young professionals that take care of themselves and others at the same time. Through experiential learning, combining theory and practice.