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!
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.
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