The two most important reasons for failure in this world are “Inadequate Preparations” and “Negative Attitudes” (IPNA).
For us educationists, the greatest cause of worry is the IPNA in our students. While we see the students as huge bundles of potential, we are also concerned about the IPNA in them.
With loads of experience and intense research, we have developed training modules comprising of innovative approaches and impactful methods to reach out to all kinds of students.
These modules provide results through engagement, theatre, role play, international inspirational stories that thrill and inspire, debates, discussions, insights and personal examples.
By engaging the students in all of the above, we aim to lead the students on the road to ‘High Self Esteem’.
We are sure that the experience provided by these modules will remain imbibed, guiding students through crucial moments and otherwise too.
Gratitude is the greatest attitude. It is a feeling of appreciation for the benefits we receive and the desire to reciprocate with our own positive actions. Gratitude means thankfulness, counting your blessings, noticing simple pleasures and acknowledging everything that you receive. Gratitude shifts your focus from what your life lacks to the abundance that is already present. Feeling thankful makes people happier and more resilient, it strengthens relationships, it improves health and it reduces stress. A practice of gratitude raises our “happiness set-point”. It enables us to remain at a higher level of happiness regardless of outside circumstances. In developing GRATITUDE, students learn to recognize what others did for them and express appreciation by saying thank you or doing something nice for someone as a way of thanking them. It fosters great team spirit and team work. It ensures co-operation and makes them feel like a part of a great whole. It ensures they never feel alone.
Optimism is the ability to practice "possibility thinking". It involves believing that effort will improve the future. It is staying motivated when bad things happen and thinking about what you could do to avoid similar bad outcomes in the future. If one resorts to "possibility thinking", the individual will tend to gauge the outcome in terms of ‘what can be’. It equips the individual by infusing his attempt at a task or deed with positivity. When we allow ourselves to look at possibilities, we are enthused by hope, faith and positive anticipation. Medical science has significant proof that an optimistic patient recovers even from seemingly impossible situations. (Research placebo effect). In developing OPTIMISM, students learn to expect the best in the future and work to achieve it. They get over frustrations and setbacks quickly. They believe that, with effort in the right direction, they have the power to improve the future.
Curiosity is the eagerness to explore new things and taking an active interest in learning. It involves taking the initiative to ask questions to seek the answers that deepen understanding of any aspect. The mental exercise caused by curiosity makes the mind active and stronger. It makes the mind observant of new ideas. It takes a curious mind to look beneath the surface and discover possibilities. Curiosity feeds into good thinking because it makes us want information, even when the information could cause us to change our minds. People who think this way are more likely to have beliefs that reflect reality and make decisions that work out for the best. In developing CURIOSITY, students build the ability to ask questions, search for information and explore the environment and the world in countless ways. It develops in them an eagerness to find what has never been found, understand what has never been understood, create what has never been created. Every development in the world of humanities, arts, science and spirituality has been a result of curious souls. In other words, without curiosity, development and discoveries are NOT possible.
Self-discipline is the ability to control one's feelings and overcome one's weaknesses; the ability to pursue what one thinks is right despite temptations to abandon it. Self-discipline and self-control give you power over your life. Self-discipline involves acting according to what you think instead of how you feel in the moment. Often it involves sacrificing the pleasure and thrill of the moment for what matters most in life. Self-discipline has been right at the core of every success story on this planet. Self-discipline creates trust and leadership. In developing SELF-DISCIPLINE, students learn to regulate what they feel and do. They learn to come to class prepared, pay attention and resist distractions, remember and follow directions, get to work right away rather than procrastinating. They learn to stay calm even when criticized or otherwise provoked, they allow others to speak without interruption, are polite to adults and peers and keep their tempers in check.
It is an ability to get along with anyone. It involves building awareness of other people’s motives and feelings and behaving appropriately. Using this understanding makes great friendships and forges strong relationships. It also involves a highly valued but rare ability and that is 'to get things done.' People who are people smart are sensitive to the needs of their peers. They are able to see from others point of view. They enjoy working, learning, helping and being around other people. They genuinely care about others. They respond to people in an active way to build strong relationships. In developing PEOPLE SMARTNESS, students develop the ability to reason with large and small groups. They are able to find solutions with others during conflicts. They demonstrate respect for one and all. They demonstrate an amazing knack of getting along well with people with whom they have differences in opinion. They also demonstrate an ability to communicate differences without hurting others. They also demonstrate an ability to get people to co-operate inspite of hesitations.