The supreme quality for leadership is unquestioningly integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office. -Dwight Eisenhower Being a leader is about the best at something, the smartest, the strongest, or the loudest. Leadership it is … Continue reading Monday Motivation: Build Character Too
Continuous effort—not strength or intelligence—is the key to unlocking our potential. -Winston Churchill As you move closer to the start of the school year, keep Churchill’s statement in mind. Continuous effort, always trying…that is the key to finding your path. Seek ways, no matter how small, to improve upon yourself from last year. Writing papers, … Continue reading Monday Motivation: Try, Try Again
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. -Colin Powell Make this a year in which you focus on your work ethic. Prepare well for classes, papers, tests, whatever. Ask for help when you need it, not because you can’t understand something but because you … Continue reading Monday Motivation: Prepare+Work+Learn.
It always seems impossible until it’s done. -Nelson Mandela Sometimes the broad overview of something is scary. It seems too unwieldy, too daunting, just too damn much. Focusing on the large, overarching thing/project/plan will make it seem too big to tackle. Break things down into smaller pieces, and attack the impossible bit by bit. Don’t … Continue reading Monday Motivation: Impossible, Done!
When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier. -Roy E. Disney Summer is a great time for reflection. The time off is a chance to revisit what you value in yourself, in life, and in friendships. Whatever difficulties you encountered during the school year, revisit them over the summer and reconsider what … Continue reading Monday Motivation: Clear Values = Clear Decisions
A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd. -Max Lucado Following the crowd isn’t going to get you very far. To demonstrate leadership, you will have to pull away from the gang and become comfortable with pursuing your own path to achieve your own goals. You are not … Continue reading Monday Motivation: Turn away from the crowd
Your positive action combined with positive thinking results in success. -Shiv Khera It is enough to just do things, you have to make sure you are select actions that are productive and move you forward on the path toward good outcomes. Mindset matters in this process as well. A good attitude and positive beliefs will … Continue reading Monday Motivation: Action + Mindset = Success
If a window of opportunity appears, don’t pull down the shade. -Tom Peters We have expectations of things we want and how we want them to happen. Sometimes, those things appear to us in a form we had not expected…which causes us to misidentify an opportunity. Sometimes the universe has a shortcut for us or … Continue reading Monday Motivation: Keep a Look Out for Open Windows
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. -Winston Churchill You cannot predict when you will achieve success; however, you can predict that you will not be successful if you stop pursuing something after the first time things don’t work. In order to reach success, you have to keep going. It … Continue reading Monday Motivation: Stay Enthusiastic!
Don’t find fault, find a remedy. -Henry Ford College presents a lot of situations where things don’t work out the way you would like them too. Sometimes, you even fail. Such is life. It is easy to lay blame in these situations on someone or something that is not you: the professor is bad, … Continue reading Monday Motivation: Leave fault behind