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!
Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward. -Vernon Law College is an unchartered frontier in some respects. This may be the first time students get something lower than a B, or God forbid, an F. Ideas that were celebrated are seen as being less than full. Rejections amass, … Continue reading Monday Motivation: Step One, Experience. Step Two, the Lesson.
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!
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
Some people dream of success, while other people get up every morning and make it happen. -Wayne Huizenga Success doesn’t happen by itself. You can talk all you want about being successful, but it takes action to create success. Stop talking, and start doing: go to class, do your work to the best of your … Continue reading Monday Motivation: Make It Happen
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. -Confucius Everybody fails. No one talks about their failures that much, only the things that go right. For everyone success, there are probably several failed attempts that proceeded it. The key part of being successful is coming back to the … Continue reading Monday Motivation: Get Up