Oclef Daily: EP72 - The seeds of negativity

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By Julian Toha. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

This is week six of the Seven Deadly Sins of Learning Music. It's an intro to negativity. Although it's not very common, it can become a very toxic habit. I have seen negativity develop from setting goals and status based on external forces. This is a very dangerous positioning that happens by accident sometimes and goes unnoticed.

Later this week, I'll talk about how a parent pointed to the progress of other students as a motivational tactic for her own child. I'll talk about how that student spiraled out of control and eventually quit from a relentless attitude of negativity. I've since learned my lesson and always hold my position when parents introduce this similar approach of comparative progress. Teachers! This is very important that you stand your ground and speak up. Child development must come first.

Reach me at julian@oclef.com

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