Sunday, July 24, 2016

Growth requires hard work.

Since I have been working hard at a project the past few days, I thought this would be a good cat to share today! It is inspired by this article by Jory Mackay: The cognitive biases that are killing your decisions: "Personal growth is never easy. It takes hard, dedicated work. Don’t let your future self suffer in the name of cognitive convenience." And here are some more cats inspired by that same article.

Growth requires hard work.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Find inspiration in the success of others.

Today's cats come from a slide in this slideshow by Emily Magruder: From Mindset: The Psychology of Learning and Achievement; see the slide below.


Find inspiration in the success of others.


(image is from cheezburger)


Here is the specific slide: success of others!


Monday, July 18, 2016

Make hay while the sun shines.

Part of growth is seizing opportunity when it presents itself, as the old saying tells us... and it really is an old saying; you can read more at Phrases.org: Whan the sunne shinth make hay. Whiche is to say / Take time whan time cometh, lest time steale away.

Make hay while the sun shines.




Sunday, July 17, 2016

I am inspired by my friends.

I was prompted by a graphic from Farsley Farfield Primary School to make this cat:


I am inspired by my friends. 



Made for the MemeGallery with cheezburger.


Saturday, July 16, 2016

Be a Vulcan! Not a Vulcan't.

I was inspired by a Spock meme to make today's growth mindset cat! You can see the Spock meme below.

Growth Mindset Cat says:
Be a Vulcan! Not a Vulcan't.



Saturday, July 9, 2016

Make glorious, amazing mistakes.

You can find more advice from Neil Gaiman in this Brain Pickings piece by Maria Popova: Make Good Art: Neil Gaiman’s Advice on the Creative Life.
"So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make new Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life." 
Make glorious, amazing mistakes.




Cat made for the MemeGallery with cheezburger.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

CARPE DIEM: Seize the day.

Today's cat (made with cheezburger) features a famous Latin saying as inspired by the graphic below:

CARPE DIEM.
Seize the day.



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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

There are far far better things ahead than any we leave behind.

Today's cat was inspired by a quote from C. S. Lewis (see graphic below). For C. S. Lewis, the words referred to the Christian afterlife, but cats are much more about the here-and-now, making sure the now is good without regrets about the past.

There are far far better things ahead
than any we leave behind.



I made this for the MemeGallery with cheezburger.

Here is the graphic I started with: