40: On “Underachievement”

“You are so smart but…” “You have so much potential, if only…” “you just need to work harder.” Are these words triggering for you? After years of being told these things in school, they definitely are for Aurora.

This week, Aurora talks about how despite feeling like she has pretty good self esteem, she still gets that feeling that she’s not doing enough.

In this episode, Aurora shares:

  • A bit of her own journey to discover how to work best with her own strengths and challenges
  • How things that seem “easy” for everyone else can be extremely difficult for her and others like her.
  • Why it’s not about “working harder” and more about learning how you work.


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Comment (1)

  1. Joanna Espinoza

    Thank you so much for this podcast! I was especially in tune with your comments on helping students find how to focus their energy and what works for them!! I’d love to incorporate some tools in my classroom (GT pullout, by the way) to help students better understand these ideas. Thanks!

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