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

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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: Make It Happen

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

Monday Motivation: Keep Moving.

Never mind a slow start...keep moving.

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

Monday Motivation: Get Up

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

Motivation Monday: Believe in Yourself

Self-belief and hard work will always earn you success. -Virat Kohli In order to do well, you must believe in yourself. No one ever got to the top by thinking they were terrible at everything. Confidence in yourself and your abilities are a must. If you don't believe in yourself, who will? Even if things … Continue reading Motivation Monday: Believe in Yourself

Get on Track for the New Semester III: Tools Aimed to Keep You on Track #2

Improving your academic performance involves using tools that help Get on Track. Tool #1 is the Calendar, Tool #2 (discussed here) is the Weekly Planner. [This post contains Amazon Affiliate links.] You may wonder: If I have a semester-long calendar, why do I need a weekly planner?! The semester-long calendar is a big-picture tool that … Continue reading Get on Track for the New Semester III: Tools Aimed to Keep You on Track #2