I heard the question "C or T?" at Ashley Merryman's Keynote Address at the IECA Conference earlier this month. The more I thought about this question, the more relevant it became. This simple question can be applied to many aspects of life, including standardized testing and the college process. C stands for Challenge and T stands for Threat. These words can be applied to the way we approach almost anything in our lives. The word we choose to follow has a proven impact on our performance.
Is the task at hand a challenge or is it a threat?
- If it is a challenge, the energy exerted is positive. The task is approached with excitement.
- If it is a threat, the energy exerted is negative. This negative energy can lead to mistakes and panic.
Whether you are sitting for a test, auditioning for a play, applying or interviewing for a job, school or college, playing an important game or match, or walking on stage for a presentation, think CHALLENGE, not threat.
Sandy Aprahamian EDNavigators LLC