This weekend, CNN shared the story of Houston high school senior Michael Brown not only being accepted into 20 top tier universities, but receiving a full scholarship at each one. With guidance and support from his mom, Ms. Rutledge-Brown, Michael has fantastic college options. Here are 4 lessons parents and high school students can learn from his amazing success.
Going to an Ivy League school and making great grades is one of the quickest ways to elicit a raised eyebrow of approval. For decades, this has been regarded as the truest sign of success. But this very reality is suffocating for Nayla and a host of others who find themselves miserable after following the prescribed formula for success: good grades + good school + good college = success.
Redefining perfection is one of the most important things we can do to help our kids to have a happy, successful life. Perfection doesn’t mean perfect. Perfection means constantly learning. It means making something useful out of one’s imperfect experiences. It’s messy. It’s hard. And it’s necessary for success.