“Contagious is a good word. Even in the times of H1N1, I like the word.
Laughter is contagious. Passion is contagious.
Inspiration is contagious.”
– Kiran Sethi
GREATness, in my opinion, is a state of MIND.
It’s a mindset that we have.
It’s the confidence we have in ourselves.
Trusting our decisions and actions.
It’s facing adversity head on. Knowing that there will be growing pains.
Pushing through because we’re not giving up so easily.
It’s acknowledging that it’s impossible for us “to know” everything.
Seeking others for advice is okay; there’s no such thing as a “stupid question”.
It’s understanding that we might make mistakes on the way.
But they’re only considered “mistakes”, if we don’t learn from them.
“I CAN, and, I WILL!” attitude and mindset.
So why not instill this attitude with the youth of today?
Empower the leaders of tomorrow to become the leaders of today?
Infect them with the “i can” bug, so to speak?
In her inspiring TED Talk from TEDIndia 2009 (watch the video below), she shows how her innovative school empowers children by infecting them with the “i can” bug. Through her AProCh (A Protagonist in every CHild) project, students learn first-hand about current issues and do anything from launching an awareness campaign, to educating their own parents.
I don’t know about you, but this is one bug I don’t mind being infected by, or spreading throughout the world :).
Are You Infected With The “i can” bug? And Are You Spreading It?
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