Monday Motivation: Build Character Too

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

Monday Motivation: Prepare+Work+Learn.

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.

Monday Motivation: Impossible, Done!

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!

Monday Motivation: Step One, Experience. Step Two, the Lesson.

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.

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: Turn away from the crowd

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

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