Excellence Week 4 “Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.” Pat Riley, coach of the NBA’s Miami Heat Translation for Adults No one can achieve excellence without plenty of hard work and dedication. Excellence doesn’t just happen overnight. Excellence isn’t measured by how well you accomplish an activity or task, but Read More

Excellence Week 3 “Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.” Booker T. Washington, African-American educator Translation for Adults Doing only what others ask you to do is taking the path of least resistance, and that leads to complacency and mediocrity. If you’re goal in life is to just “get by,” then Read More

Rochester Kung-Fu & Fitness kids

Excellence Week 1 “I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence, I can reach for; perfection is God’s business.” Michael J. Fox, TV and film actor Translation for Adults Many adults think they must be perfect to earn the respect of family members, friends and co- workers. Not only does this cause unnecessary Read More

Criticism Week 4 “Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish one’s growth without destroying one’s roots.” Unknown   Translation for Adults Criticizing people close to  you  is  a  very  delicate task, and it can only be done successfully if you are extremely tactful and gentle. Remember, the goal of positive, or constructive, criticism  Read More

Criticism Week 3 “Don’t mind criticism. If it is untrue, disregard it. If it is unfair, keep from irritation. It if is ignorant, smile. If it is justified, learn from it.” Unknown   Translation for Adults It can be beneficial to ignore criticism occasionally, especially if it becomes a barrier to your goals. If the Read More