Frey Freyday – Education

(Frey Freyday is simply a bunch of inspirational, motivational and other quotes meant to make you think, reflect, smile, even laugh a bit. Hopefully helpful, useful stuff..)

frey_freydaysThe function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. Nelson Mandela

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. William Butler Yeats

The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change. Carl Rogers

Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one. Malcolm Forbes

Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow. Anthony J. D’Angelo

WORD TO LIVE BY:

ed·u·ca·tion -[ˌejəˈkāSH(ə)n] – the process of receiving or giving systematic instruction, especially at a school or university:

 

Education is so important. It can raise us out of poverty, out of ignorance, out of grief, out of so many things. We can use it to help others and to help ourselves.

Education can be found in a classroom or it can be found in a book, video, audiobook.

 

Knowledge is power! Learning something opens your mind, shows another perspective and can help us understand each other and the world. It’s incredible.

Yet Education without Action is useless!

 

So many people go to school and then stop learning. We all must constantly learn, educate ourselves and improve.

There is a concept call Kaizen:

It is very easy to get caught up in your goals and desired end-outcomes…to the point of becoming overwhelmed. CANI or Kaizen offers a solution and a point of reference to focus your attention on. If all you did was improve one tiny aspect of your life every single day, you would achieve mastery in uncommon time.

Benefits of CANI/Kaizen include:

  • Creates a personal and business momentum that will be hard for your competitors to catch up with.
  • Personal satisfaction and fulfillment because it will cause you to grow personally.
  • Leads to innovation. Innovation creates leverage.

CANI!/Kaizen is a principle designed to encourage you to make small incremental improvements daily…and in doing so, you will be forced to find a way to go beyond your current set of self-imposed limitations.

Frey Freyday was actually born out of something I created called “Words To Live By” (WTLB). Going forward, I will now not only share the quotes, as you may be used to receiving, but also a related (WTLB). In 1999, when we had our first daughter, I was contemplating how I would raise my new beautiful child, and I was thinking about how I can best educate her and my other children about values, morals, and other key thoughts about life. School offers education. Religion offers some values and morals. Parents offer most of it, sometimes intentionally, sometimes accidentally.
So I created a (WTLB) book, like a dictionary, which lists things like honesty, love, persistence, etc. with a definition that I created, with my wife’s input. I then turned it into a workbook with one word per page and space below for notes. For years we would discuss with my two daughters and they would draw pictures and make notes in the blank space. I may share some of those images with you. As they got older, they were less inclined to draw and more open to quotes and references from adults, hence where Frey Freyday came from..

 

 

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