Stuart's Spectacular Students

This is dedicated to my amazing students. The goal is for each and every one of them to feel unstoppable by the time they walk out of the classroom door for the final time in May. This chronicles their journey; their own Chronicles of Self-Actualization.

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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Give Yourself A Very Rare Gift

One morning last week a student came up to me and said she had me figured out.

"You know Mr. Stuart, when you get really tired you tell us that you're running out of energy and that if we don't learn how to give back to ourselves you're not going to be able to keep working with each one of us. You're going to give us assignments out of the book and have us sit quietly at our desks doing it.....But you never do. You never give up that we all can really get smarter every day and really become big in life, getting our dreams."

A smile came across my face and I said, "That's right. I never do. Your parents never gave up on you because they KNEW you could learn to walk and talk, and BELIEVED in you UNTIL you believed that much in yourself too....and finally developed those abilities.

I KNOW you all can learn to do what I'm asking you to do too. And no, I don't know how to give up on any of you, so I tell myself I can do this again for just one more day. But appreciate it for what it is........a rare gift, one that fewer and fewer people will see in you and help you see in yourself, because they're going to be too busy trying to see it again in themselves.

All I'm asking is that you accept this and give it back to yourself. KNOW you CAN make your dreams come true by making YOURSELF come true.........and please BELIEVE in yourself UNTIL you do BECOME big enough to make your big dreams BECOME big realities.

Give this gift to yourself, feel energized and focused beyond belief, and you will have given it back to me. Because you can't give this gift to others by buying it, you have to BECOME IT.

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Find a Way

Besides hearing "I Love You" from someone who truly does, the three other most wonderful words you could hear when you've been overcome by failure are, "Find a Way".

If this is coming from a person who sees you for all you could be, it can be very empowering. They are saying to you, "This temporary failure ISN'T who you are. Who you REALLY are is someone capable of finding a way of overcoming ANYTHING you truly believe you matter how many times it takes you to find that way".

If this message of just "Find a Way" is coming from yourself, to yourself, I think it is liberating. It sets you free to continue moving forward, causing you to become stronger and smarter, and therefore, more than you have ever been before.

And the more thunderous this message is sent to yourself and others, the faster and greater the process of becoming and achieving more than ever before begins to really happen....and desperately desired dreams finally become fully fulfilled.

And this my friend, is a truly exciting way to wake up each day and live your life.....believing in yourself and others without limits......and without end.

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