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.
Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning. -William Arthur Ward Stay curious over the summer. Was there an author your enjoyed during the school year? Read more works by that person. Did something you heard about in passing peak your interest? Find out more about that topic. Did you study a place that … Continue reading Monday Motivation: Stay Curious!
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!
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
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