Week 15: Self-confidence

Self-Confidence

In basketball, most free-throw shooters eye the basket with a little fear in their eyes. Not Chauncey Billups. He would eye the basket like a chocolate truffle on a dessert plate. “Confident” is the desired answer to the question “what do I think of myself.” The answer refers not only
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Analyzing and Synthesizing

Mathematics is often defined as the science of space and number . . . it was not until the recent resonance of computers and mathematics that a more apt definition became fully evident: mathematics is the science of patterns. [Lynn Arthur Steen, “The Science of Patterns” (1988).] To understand how
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Learning and Education

I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist, and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit. [John Steinbeck, “. . . like
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Self-Discovery

Self-discovery is the process of acquiring self-understanding. The process can be as memorable and as enduring as the result.
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Self-Understanding

“How well do I understand myself?” Self-understanding poses a qualitative question, while self-respect mainly states an observation.
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Self-Respect

To respect is to look upon, so self-respect is a measure of how a person sees herself. It includes an emotional component, which is predominant in any gestalt view of a person. Self-respect is essential to personal health, growth and maturity.
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Self-Awareness

Humans are aware of themselves at a level and to a degree not seen in any other species. The human child progressively becomes self-aware during the first four or five years of life. This self-awareness is the cornerstone of the intellectual component of self-worth.
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