Links: Motivation, Getting Started, Create Your Success


Ice Breakers and Team Building

This site contains fun ice breakers and games for getting acquainted.
http://www.icebreakers.ws/get-to-know-you

Here is another site for ice breakers:
http://www.eslflow.com/ICEBREAKERSreal.html

These sites have team building activities and games:
http://wilderdom.com/games/InitiativeGames.html 
http://www.teampedia.net/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page 

Motivation

This Virginia Tech site has constructive suggestions for improving motivation including a Motivation Checklist.  
www.ucc.vt.edu/academic_support_students/study_skills_information/constructive_suggestions_for_motivation/index.html 

Academictips.org provides a good essay on college motivation that includes socialization, setting goals, asking questions, positive thinking, setting priorities and keeping things in perspective.    
http://www.academictips.org/acad/collegemotivation.html

Visit the Daily Motivator by Ralph Marston.  This site includes relaxing and motivating words, photography and music.  
www.greatday.com/motivate/
 

This site contains articles, essays, tips and advice on motivation.  Topics include programming yourself for success, turning dreams into achievable goals, keys to greatness, how to dump negative habits, and positive thinking.
http://www.onlineconsulting.com/archive/2002_04_01_archive.html 


College Degrees and Earnings

Mean Earnings by Highest Degree Earned from US Census Bureau, The 2010 Abstract. 

College Degree Doubles Annual Earnings, US Census Bureau 2005.


Improving Concentration

This site from Virginia Tech covers the basics of concentration in an interactive and informative way including a Study Environment Analysis.  Topics include memory, concentration, study environment and rewards for studying.  
www.ucc.vt.edu/academic_support_students/study_skills_information/concentration_basic_guidelines/index.html  

Kansas State University has some good suggestions for improving concentration.  It includes basic techniques for training your wandering mind such as Be Here Now, the Spider Technique and set up a Worry time.  It has a comprehensive list of other useful mental strategies for improving concentration.  
http://www.k-state.edu/counseling/topics/career/concentr.html

Persistence

For famous quotes on persistence go to:
http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/persistence.html