“The child, to be educated into manners and skills, must have a wish to have them and that wish is principally the desire to grow up. In addition, he has minor goals such as awards for being a ‘good boy’ and the admiration of his fellows or adults, or on a good, thorough analytical route, any goal he supposes valuable.
“Whether one is teaching a child to eat with a fork or training him in calculus, the principles are the same. There must be a good reason, first, before the child will use the fork and he must understand that reason. There must be an equally good reason and use for calculus, as calculus, not a grade or degree, before he can be expected to derive much from it.”
“You can’t have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.”
Inventor, Charles Kettering
Your action for today is to let go of any should or could haves and focus on what you will do instead.