Sometimes, when you pair a very advanced student with a weak student, the weak student begins to thrive and becomes a star. But sometimes it has the opposite effect. The weak student fades and completely gives up.
There’s always that little something – that’s actually the biggest thing in the world – that makes us go. Every self-help book or article or piece of advice exists to help us construct this internal combustion engine that will turn everything into fuel and propel us. Sometimes, it’s like one little part of the engine is missing, and it can be anything. Being around brilliant, energetic people, reading for fun, having a big, shiny planner, or maybe something as simple as sleeping more.