Monday Motivation: Leave fault behind

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

Monday Motivation: Keep Moving.

Never mind a slow start...keep moving.

Monday Motivation: Be the Power of Change

Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me. -Carol Burnett If you are unhappy with things in your life, no one can change it for you. Only you can turn things around. You have to have the motivation, the desire, and the effort to put that desire for change into … Continue reading Monday Motivation: Be the Power of Change

5 Olympic Lessons for Students

I love the Olympics. LOVE THEM. Every two years, I dedicate myself to two weeks of near round-the-clock Olympic watching. After every Olympics, I feel a surge of inspiration watching how all of the athlete’s stories play out: the sure-things who underperform, the long-shots who win, the perfectionists who falter, the almost-last-place finisher who competes … Continue reading 5 Olympic Lessons for Students

Motivation Monday: Believe in Yourself

Self-belief and hard work will always earn you success. -Virat Kohli In order to do well, you must believe in yourself. No one ever got to the top by thinking they were terrible at everything. Confidence in yourself and your abilities are a must. If you don't believe in yourself, who will? Even if things … Continue reading Motivation Monday: Believe in Yourself

8 Tips for How to Use Thanksgiving Break Effectively

Yay! This week is Thanksgiving Break! Three days off from school, a super long weekend, friends and family to see, tons to eat…and homework to do?! Yikes! I thought this was a BREAK!! First year (and even second year) college students tend to see Thanksgiving break as a welcome vacation from academic stress and exhaustion … Continue reading 8 Tips for How to Use Thanksgiving Break Effectively

Get on Track for the New Semester III: Tools Aimed to Keep You on Track #1

Getting you back on track academically involves more than just saying you want to stay on track. Getting on track and staying on track requires using tools designed to help you create and sustain good habits. Wanting to do well and making the effort to do well are two different things. The previous post in … Continue reading Get on Track for the New Semester III: Tools Aimed to Keep You on Track #1

Get on Track for the New Semester II: Getting Real

So, grade-wise things did not go as you hoped last semester. Let's start to get things back on track as you begin this new semester. The first thing to tackle when reflecting on what happened last semester and planning on how to improve things in this coming semester is yourself. That’s right: Y.O.U. You must … Continue reading Get on Track for the New Semester II: Getting Real