Having a positive mindset is essential for efficient learning. There is a direct connection between the brain and the body. Think of the emotion that is prompted when the youngster’s self-talk is, “I HAVE to go to school today.”
Now think of the emotion that is prompted when the youngster thinks, “I GET to go to school today.”
Thinking in more positive terms (I get to vs. I have to) prompts desire.
The most important ingredient to academic success is not native ability but rather staying on a task until successfully completed, and this requires self-talk of, “I can do this.”
Positivity prompts optimism.
Optimism prompts perseverance.
Perseverance breeds achievement.