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Today, just as we do every two years, people and nations around the globe celebrate another round of Olympic Games. No spectacle captures the world’s imagination on such a grand scale. But we’re not tuning in to catch up on air rifle or luge or any of the other hundreds of sometimes obscure events (race walking… really?) we assiduously ignore every other week of the year. No, we thrill to the competition, the effort, and the unquenchable, unwavering commitment to win. Anyone and everyone committed to achieving their best grades, scores, or performance can learn what being the best really requires from those who have paid the costs and reaped the rewards–-from gold medals to lifetime celebrity to enshrinement on boxes of Wheaties–-of enduring excellence… “I am building a fire, and everyday I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.” — Mia Hamm,…

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Everyone in the world has heard of the company Honda, yet few know that the international automobile and motorcycle giant is named for its highly successful founder. Engineer and industrialist Soichiro Honda, born in Japan in 1906, started Honda Motor Co., Ltd. in 1948 and grew the enterprise into a massive multinational conglomerate famous today for far more than just cars and bikes. Honda was famously disinterested in formal education, saying “A diploma is by no means a sure ticket to life.” However, he pursued his passions with unparalleled commitment and focus. Anyone preparing for high stakes tests can learn a lot from this legendary businessman: Many people dream of success. To me success can be achieved only through repeated failure and introspection. In fact, success represents 1 percent of your work which results only from the 99 percent that is called failure. Real happiness lies in the completion of…

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The end of a long year provides an opportunity to take stock of how far you’ve come and how far you have yet to go. Savor your successes, learn from your failures, and never stop working towards your most fervent goals. To get you motivated, here are some of our favorite recent inspirational tips from TestBeast…           Do you need daily motivation for monster test scores? Most people do, so join the movement towards greatness by subscribing for free to the Daily TestBeast!

As we enter the holiday season, we should take stock of all the work that went into the first quarter of the academic year. No matter how well you did, your goal for the rest of the year should always be BETTER. To get you motivated, here are some of our favorite recent inspirational tips from TestBeast…             Do you need daily motivation for monster test scores? Most people do, so join the movement towards greatness by subscribing for free to the Daily TestBeast!

It’s funny how much we can learn about school and testing by looking at sports. After all, where else do we glorify clutch performance over competitors after an enduring commitment to incremental improvement through sustained practice? As parents and teachers, considering sports helps us recognize that every athlete has the opportunity to start at one level of ability and practice towards a better one. Not every player becomes a starter, and precious few win any kind of championship. But the pride we take in watching our kids strive and struggle towards their best success doesn’t need to be limited to athletic accomplishments…   Take a lesson from the other side of the proverbial aisle and consider how this wise observation might apply to academic achievement: Your child’s success or lack of success in tests does not indicate what kind of parent you are. But having a student who is coachable,…

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A long (and in Western New York, rainy) summer is winding down. Shake off the summer brain drain by getting excited about all of the victories you’ll earn this academic year! If you need motivation, here are some of our favorite recent inspirational tips from TestBeast…             Do you need daily motivation for monster test scores? Most people do, so join the movement towards greatness by subscribing for free to the Daily TestBeast!

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