Learning Attitude 2

Today I read some quotes in the signature part of one email.

“Complaining does not work as a strategy. We all have finite time and energy. Any time we spend whining is unlikely to help us achieve our goals. And it won’t make us happier.”

I am immediately impressed by the words and did some research. The quote is from the Last Lecture by Randy Pausch. You may get more information about it from http://www.thelastlecture.com

I also discovered some more quotes relevant to learning at http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/complaining and want to share some:

  • “Never tell your problems to anyone…20% don’t care and the other 80% are glad you have them.”
  • “Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted. And experience is often the most valuable thing you have to offer.”

Learning and Problem Solving Attitude

I usually ask some behavior questions on learning to my students, and hope to encourage them to get most from any learning experience. The following two are the most often asked questions.

1. What is your action or attitude toward problems?

2. What’s your attitude and action when you “feel” the study material is too simple for you (assuming that the subject was your interest)?