JANUARY LESSONS

"New Story" 

THE POWER OF IMAGINATION

Goal Setting Innovation That Gets You Organized & Clear About Your Year

ERASE THE FALSE STORY THAT STANDS IN THE WAY OF YOUR GOALS

Arrive at you goals by adding new characters, changing the setting and making an award-winning plot. 

 

If you've ever struggled with keeping a New Year's Resolution or making one of your dreams a reality, your old story could be what's holding you back. Statistics show that a surprising 92% of us won't reach our goals this year, so this month's lesson highlights the habits of the other 8% and what they do to make their dreams come true. 

 

NEW STORY = NEW HABITS
EVERYTHING YOU SEE ONCE STARTED AS A VISION IN SOMEONE'S IMAGINATION

The simple act of writing out your goals makes you 42% more likely to achieve them, but only 3% of our population goes the extra mile to put the pencil to the paper. Great Day asks that you and your kids join some of the most influential people, including professional athletes and scientists, who not only write their goals, but use their imagination and  visualization to make incredible things happen. 

Teach your young ones to dream. Nurturing the imaginative capabilities of a child is a life skill with many benefits for lasting health and happiness. Lead by example and make a New Story for yourself by revising your old one. Then write out your goals in detail and visualize the outcome of each accomplishment. 

SELF AWARENESS
ORGANIZATION
RESILIENCE
VISUALIZATION
AMBITION
GOAL SETTING
INTENTION
NEW STORY
teaches

YOUR LESSON ON GOAL SETTING STARTS HERE

The "New Story"  lesson and activities include four PDF downloads:  

1. NEW STORY

This download is for all the teachers, parents and goal seekers wanting to have clear vision of their life story in 2020. Make your new story a #1 best seller by revising and editing your old story. Organize your thoughts, imagine the outcome and take action toward the things you want most.

 

2. NEW STORY: SETTING

All good stories have a proper setting. This download includes an organizational method to help children and adults renew their home and work environment. Whether you want to go for personal or academic growth, make sure your surroundings will motivate and match your new story goals. 

3. NEW STORY BOARD

Children as young as age 10 can start drafting and illustrating big dreams with this activity. With 9 major life categories to choose from, they'll recognize how their current attitudes about school and life can make their future bright. 

4. GOAL SETTING QUICK START

CLICK HERE - THIS DOWNLOAD IS FREE

Need a quick start to a new story for your child? Check out the top 10 quick tips that make you 10 times more likely to make your mark. Then watch as your child writes a few ideas for their first draft. 

Great Day Academics 

Teaches "NEW STORY" To Our Kids!

As educators, our job is to ensure that each child is headed in the direction of their dreams.

 

A large portion of students leave the school system feeling defeated because they were at a disadvantage from the start. Their self value was determined by their grades and how they rank among their peers.

 

Great Day has a mission to level the playing field. We show children and teens that their worth isn't set by the score on a standardized test. We develop good character and make their stories based on their perseverance and willingness to truly do their best.

 

When students create a New Story for themselves, they break free from their Old Story of living by comparison. They are inspired to do well in school to better themselves and have the responsibility, ambition and the ethics to make a positive difference in the world.  

ACTIVE DREAMERS ARE ACCOMPLISHED LEADERS

THE SCIENCE OF IMAGINATION

"THE TRUE SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE IS NOT KNOWLEDGE, BUT IMAGINATION"
-Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein and Nikola Tesla are just two of many brilliant minds who attributed some of the most intellectual advancements in human history to the use of their imagination. 

Imagination is the ability to produce images, ideas and sensations in the mind without any immediate input of the senses. Imagination helps make knowledge applicable in solving problems and is fundamental to integrating experience with the learning process.

What you imagine affects your physiology:

Now research says that the actions you only imagine doing are still simulated in your body.

 

For example, if you only imagine cutting open a lemon and imagine putting pure lemon juice in your mouth, your salivary glands will be triggered.

 

Similarly, a resent study explains that if you only imagine yourself working out, your body still responds and produces the same hormones as you would during the physical activity, but on a smaller scale.

 

In other words, an actual physical workout, in addition, to doing an imaginative mental rehearsal of the workout is twice as beneficial.

How This Tool Helped Me

I spent far too much time over analyzing lessons and spinning my wheels. While this method seemed to achieve many goals for my work and personal life, I burned out early on. I noticed that my best lessons and projects came from my imagination while laying in bed, taking a shower or washing the dishes. A spark or flash of inspiration in the form of an image was all it took to show me exactly the best way to go. Strengthening this imaging faculty made my goals come into a more natural flow. I spend less time going around in circles and more time taking inspired action. When I can see clearly in my imagination, my reality follows, relieving me of physical and mental strain and adding more gratifying checks off of my "to do list."  

This too, is my wish for you!

Adrienne Collins

Educator | Founder

WHEN I LET GO OF WHO I THINK I AM, I BECOME WHO I COULD BE

MORE RESOURCES FOR YOU 

We hope these life lessons inspire you, because you thriving is the best gift for our children.

Here are a couple of recommendations that may help you and the ones you know learn more about making a New Story:

 

For Grown-Ups:

Money a Love Story - by Kate Northrup

Secret Door To Success - by Florence Scovel Shinn

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up - by Marie Kondo 

You Can Heal Your Life - by Louise Hay 

For Tweens+:

Gold Grace and Glory -  by Gabrielle Douglas

Stories of 40 Incredible Kids Who Have Changed the World - Internet Article by Adam Schubak

For Our Kids:

I Am A Story - by Dan Yaccarino

Princess Truly: I Am a Super Girl - by Kelly Greenawalt

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