Sunday, September 12, 2010

A Pep Talk for Gifted Advocates

Whilst plugged in to Twitter yesterday, I came across a blogpost by Seth Godin, which has played over and over in my mind.

In it, he says that rather than accept rejection of our ideas as defeat, the question we need to ask ourselves is: “what about the world as it is would have to change for your idea to be important?”

For those of us who advocate on behalf of gifted children, this is advice which we should take to heart. It is easy to feel deflated and frustrated in the face of a seeming lack of progress.

Next time someone scoffs at your suggestion, think of yourself as Harry Potter and carry on regardless. Through social networking, gifted advocates around the world are finding each other and I believe that together we can change the world!

Now, for that pep talk to get you going, take a read of Seth's blogpost, Interpreting Criticism. 


  1. His TEDTalk on Tribes is very inspiring, too--about connecting and leading!

  2. Did you see Godin's TED Talk about "Tribes". Really applicable to GT!

  3. Thanks for that, Kathee. It's a great message. I have tried to add it to the end of the post, but keeps messing up the layout. I may give it a spot all to itself!