The Path to Success

Mistakes. Mistakes. Mistakes. Lesson. Mistake. Mistake. Success. The road to success is not easy but success is about the journey, not the destination.

One of our students had a rough day today. He was assigned a writing assignment for homework and when the tutor corrected the assignment and asked him to write it again, he broke down crying. The tutor consoled him and asked him why he was crying. He said it was because he made so many mistakes and had to start all over again. The tutor let him know that he did a wonderful job completing the writing assignment and making mistakes was part of the writing process. Some writing assignments take four plus attempts to become perfect. The tutor gave an example of how humans learn to run. When humans are born they are not able to run right away. They have to first learn how to crawl, stand, stumble, stand again, walk, fall, walk, jog, and then they are able to run. The tutor reminded the student of everything he has accomplished thus far during their time together and how intelligent he is. He just needs to believe in himself. The student changed his mindset and tackled the writing assignment with a newfound perspective.

INTELLI-G appreciates the tutor sharing this story because it brings it back full circle to how mistakes are viewed. Sometimes we let our mistakes get the best of us and become stagnant. We let our fear of making mistakes keep us from trying. Once we see that making mistakes is part of the journey to propel us forward towards success, do we see what we are truly capable of. Make mistakes with confidence, learn from them with confidence, and grow from them with confidence.

Schedule a free consultation with confidence and see how INTELLI-G can help your child on their path to success: (714) 872-6274 or e-mail: info@intelli-g.org

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