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Developing Your Winner's Brain

What makes people succeed? How can we train our brain to perform at a higher level? As part of Cushing’s Athletic Leadership Program, the author of The Winner’s Brain, Dr. Jeff Brown, spoke during an all-school assembly about brain function and strategies unlocking potential. From focusing on one’s “opportunity radar” to honing the “talent meter,” Brown provided students with examples of celebrities and athletes and engaged students in role-playing exercises. In addition to focusing on the goal to win, Brown also encouraged students to accept failure and learn from it. “Our society has such a fear of failure, but it’s really not a big deal. We have to get rid of those fears and circumvent it. Failure is only temporary. If you don’t fail you can’t progress." Dr. Brown is an instructor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Click here for more information about The Winner’s Brain.

Cushing Academy

39 School Street
Ashburnham, Massachusetts 01430

Cushing Academy

Cushing Academy exists for students and develops curious, creative, and confident learners and leaders. Founded in 1865, Cushing is a co-ed, college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12 and PG. Our students, who come from over 30 states and 30 countries, excel in our outstanding academic, art, and athletic offerings. We welcome you to visit our community and beautiful 162-acre campus in Ashburnham, Mass., just one hour from Boston, to experience all that Cushing has to offer.