This post is sponsored by Great Homeschool Conventions. You can hear Dr. Ben Carson speak at the Greenville, SC and Cincinnati, OH conventions this year.
I'm embarrassed to say that I had never heard of Dr. Ben Carson before I began browsing the Great Homeschool Convention website a few months ago. I heard people talking about how excited they were to hear him speak, so I thought I should figure out who this guy is! In case you are unaware like I was, let me share a little bit of what I learned.
Dr. Carson grew up in inner-city Detroit. He was raised mostly by his mother and did not look to have a bright future. He grew up in dire poverty and struggled with a horrible temper, but his mother challenged him and his brother to dream of more than their current circumstances. She turned off their TV and made him read books. Dr. Carson learned of the great opportunities that were available to him and dreamed of being a physician.
Long story short, he became one of the leading neurosurgeons in America, and is the director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins. He has an amazingly inspirational story that he shares in his book Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story, and challenges us to do as he did in his book Think Big: Unleashing Your Potential for Excellence.
If you are going to the Greenville, SC or Cincinnati, OH Great Homeschool Conventions, you will have the privilege of hearing Dr. Caron speak. I have created some free copywork pages for you to prepare your children to listen to him. If you are not going to the conference, these are still wonderful copywork pages for your children because Dr. Carson's words will be an inspiration to them!
Here are some of the Dr. Carson quotes that are included in the copywork pack:
"Success is determined not by whether or not you face obstacles, but by your reaction to them." Dr. Ben Carson Tweet this!
"Successful people don't have fewer problems. They have determined that nothing will stop them from going forward." Dr. Carson Tweet this!
"Everyone in the world is worth being nice to, because God never creates inferior human beings. Each person deserves respect and dignity." Dr. Carson Tweet this!
"Happiness doesn't result from what we get, but what we give." Dr. Carson Tweet this!
"The doors of the world are opened to people who can read." Dr. Carson Tweet this!
8 pages of Dr. Ben Carson quotes