Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Quote #5

"Inspiration can strike at any time." (unknown)

Indeed, inspiration can conjure out of nowhere. Continue to use the world as your inspiration and look deep within yourself because you might find something that it completely out of this world. Keep your eyes peeled because it can come to you at any time and any place.

Quote #4

"A small spark can start a great fire."
- Emmet Fox

For all of you who think you are small and unimportant, forget that thought. Everyone has the ability to create something big. You do not have to be smart, rich, and well-known in order to accomplish your dreams. A small cowboy friend once said, “Shoot for the sky,” and later on he saved an astronaut from a rocket explosion. Go figure. Take Emmet Fox’s idea and apply it to your lifestyle. If you believe in yourself, like my cowboy friend, then who knows what could happen! It may not seem like much to begin with, but whatever it is that you do, it can become extraordinary. 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Quote #3

"Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try."
 (Gail Devers)

When you put an idea to action, do you every succeed on the first try? Not really right?
Here is the thing...some people have genius ideas and theories that they could TRY to put into action, but when they fail they just give up. If you see something that truly inspires you to go beyond your comfort zone, then just go for it. The stars are the limit, but then again, are they really?

Monday, October 21, 2013

Start the Spark

Quote #2

"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."
- Dr. Seuss

Creative thinking comes and goes. Have fun imagining great things, and then make it happen. Dr. Seuss was a very abstract thinker. Try to spend a day in his shoes by looking at things in a whole new perspective. New ideas can strike at any time.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Quote #1

With 29 days left until TEDx Youth at Duchesne Academy, we realized excitement is a must. TED is an exciting event for adults and teens alike. Starting now and until the day of the event, a quote will be posted every day to help inspire creative thinking.

“If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.” — Ken Robinson

Here is a link to Ken Robinson's TED talk video: How Schools Kill Creativity

Monday, October 14, 2013

TEDx Youth

Private Schools from different areas of Houston, TX will have representatives at Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart on November 16th, 2013 to share their ideas. As young adults, these students will have an opportunity to speak about their opinions and creative ideas for the world.
This year's theme is "The Spark". When someone gets an idea, they should share it in order to make a "spark" that ignites the flames of creative thinking. Let yourself be inspired to make a difference, and express your thoughts to others.