What Really Matters


“It often seems that we live in a bottom line society, where the final score or final grade is all that matters. Exceptional children grow to understand that the journey is everything.”

Rafe Esquith, Lighting Their Fires: Raising Extraordinary Children in a Mixed-up, Muddled-up, Shook-up World

In this ever fast changing world, we are so busy keeping up with times that sometimes we forget about what is important. Many times parents and children unintentionally or intentionally fall into the societal cycle of having emphasis on grades and final results, neglecting many other values such as soft skills and aptitude that is equally essential. 

Let’s ponder on this:  Is this really what a child needs? Let’s not forget that the journey towards the final results also brings utmost joy especially upon being able to accomplish something which was deemed as challenging or ‘difficult’ to them.

Yes, we want to nurture our children to be excellent in everything. We want to give the best to the children but let’s also remind ourselves that sometimes all children need is to have fun, be curious about everything and not be afraid of failing? 

3 simple facts about attitudes:

  1. You can control your attitude
  2. Good attitude begins with your habits
  3. Start building good attitude and it will follow you through as you aged         

As quoted from Ralph Marston: “Excellence is not a skill, it’s an attitude.” 

So what moving forward after a restart, let us start with the correct attitude towards learning!