The Benefit of Being Below Average

Dunking on your 10-year-old. Going to community college after getting a 1600¬†on the SATs. Playing Madden on Rookie. Sure, you’ll dominate the competition, but what good does it do? Being head and shoulders above your peers in either intelligence or physical prowess feels good. We all have egos that need petting. But it doesn’t help […]

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13.1: Strides for my Students

I figured I could do it. I played sports growing up. I’m still somewhat athletic. But 13.1 miles is a different kind of animal. Late last summer, in somewhat of a eureka moment, I had an idea. After diving into my own personal development, learning a lot, and specifically reading the book¬†Mindset by Carol Dweck, […]

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