Tuesday, June 22, 2010
"I think I can. I think I can"
As the book talks about in the first chapter The Little Engine That Could is a book we all have heard about or even read at one point in our life. Having worked at the library in my town for several years I have come to see parents, older siblings, and other family members read and recite this book to young children over and over again. This book is definitely a motivator for many children and teaches even at a young age that giving up is not an option. The book says that motivation is to be moved into action. Having been a transfer student to Stockton this year I had to make new friends, start over again in a new school, and choose a new major. All of this would not have happened if not for being motivated. College is a big step in life knowing that your future rests on what you decide to do during you four years has to motivation enough to succeed. The incentive from going to college is graduating, your degree, and eventually getting a job. The Little Engine had it easy when he just had to climb up the mountain.