Monday Motivation: Clear Values = Clear Decisions

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

Monday Motivation: Get to Work!

The only place where success comes before work is a dictionary. -Vidal Sassoon Success does not just appear. Success requires effort. If you look around at successful people and believe that they received good things while sitting around watching TV, you are sorely mistaken. You have to get off the couch and out into the … Continue reading Monday Motivation: Get to Work!

Monday Motivation: Action + Mindset = Success

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

Monday Motivation: Keep a Look Out for Open Windows

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

Monday Motivation: Stay Enthusiastic!

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!

#METOO at School

The #METOO movement in making waves throughout our social landscape. In the media, #METOO seems, by and large, focused on business industries, particularly the movie and broadcasting industries, which have quite publically taken action against high power men who abused their position. The ME TOO website shows that the movement encompasses far more than that, … Continue reading #METOO at School

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: 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