Laziness and Procrastination

GIVING UP Laziness and procrastination are similar to apathy – they try to stall us when we are in the middle of strenuous effort.  Successful learners have developed strategies to minimise these negative blockers. Procrastination is putting off the important...

Self-Doubt

NEGATIVE WORRIES = STRESS Self-doubt is a nagging pain, a worry that eats away at our positivity and confidence.  Self-doubt is a negative inner voice cautioning us to give up, not to try something, to make our attitude one of can’t rather than can.  It is...

Impulsivity: rushing in, impetuous

Impulsivity can be a positive influence but more often than not it leads to very negative outcomes. Learners who rush in are unprepared, disorganised and not reflective.  They are usually driven by a belief that responding quickly – before others – defines...

Apathy: disinterested

Apathy is a curse and a blight on all learners.  Not being interested is a lack of engagement – and we know that engagement is key to learning. In response, educators need to promote challenge-based programs, ones that draw in a learner’s interest and...

Mediocrity: near enough

Mediocrity is the feeling of getting things done without putting in the effort to give of your best.  Mediocrity is asking the question – how long should my essay be?  Mediocrity is waiting until the night before to give of your time to finish something due the...

Dependence: over-reliance

Modern parents (sometimes described as tiger mums) once described as helicopter parents are now called called Blackhawk parents- those who hover over their children – those who not only hover over their children but are also ready to shoot you down! There is a...