The success of the Perseverence mission to Mars was the result of dedicated work.
Source: The Washington Post
The idea that if we just work hard enough, our academic achievement will improve may inspire some students. But not everyone benefits from being pushed to achieve.
Source: ABC News
Learn about the educational path that led to the successful development of a desperately needed vaccine.
What good does ambition do us? One researcher examined the lives of more than 700 people across 70 years to find out the answer to the question. Read to learn what he discovered.
Source: Khan Academy
People aren’t born superstars. Watch this short video to learn how John Legend achieved his goals and how that applies to you.
Some of the most creative, successful ideas are the result of procrastination. Watch this TED Talk to learn more about this and other counterintuitive findings about what drives success.
Source: Grown & Flown
Success will look different for the Class of 2021. Read a parent’s perspective and hopes for this year’s high-school seniors.
Source: Psychology Today
Major events have a way of shifting cultural attitudes. Read about why markers such as wealth and power are losing their importance.
Source: The New York Times
In this opinion piece, education expert Jeff Smink argues that enriching summer school programs will stymie learning loss and help students succeed.
In her research, psychology professor Gabriele Oettingen has found that overly-positive thinking actually disincentives people from achieving their goals. She suggests pairing positive thinking with visualizations of obstacles that stand in the way.
Many high school and college seniors looked forward to markers of success such as graduation for years. Now they’re coping with disappointment.
Source: Fox 13 (Memphis)
Faced with the death of a parent and subsequent homelessness, Tupac Mosley created his own inspiring success story. Watch his valedictory speech and read about his bright future.
Read the story of Allen Martin, who coaches long-distance runners to succeed not only in the sport, but in life.
Source: The Atlantic
Schools in Finland regularly score among the best in the world. In this interview, the Finnish minister of education discusses how her country built this success story from scratch.
It is difficult to predict who will succeed at long-term tasks. In this talk, Angela Duckworth argues that a person’s persistence, or “grit,” is what will help them overcome challenges.
Teenagers who have already achieved success in the business world share their future goals and the best advice they’ve ever received.
This article examines the correlation between success and happiness.
Author Steve Tobak argues that following one’s unique curiosity and interests is the key to fulfillment and that trying to define or seek succcess is irrelevant.
Source: Business Insider
This article outlines 13 things psychologists say indicate the future success of children.
Source: The New York Times
What role should character development play in education, and who should be responsible for teaching it? Is failure an essential part of success? Discover how two very different New York schools address these questions.