When working towards a goal there are going to be points where you feel like giving up. You hit a wall. You’re on a plateau. You’re feeling frustrated. You’re wondering when your actually going to hit the mark you aimed for.
There is a French saying popular with revolutionaries: On s’engage et puis on voit. “One jumps into the fray and then figures it out.”
Take the time to sit down and really think what you want out of life, not only professionally, but personally.
We don’t need to do what others are doing to appreciate the sacrifice they are making.
There’s this semi-new thing happening in our society in which we all have to “be something.” I remember, as a little girl, thinking about how one day I’d grow up to be a college student, then a wife who left her degree behind to give birth and concern herself with folding t-shirts and making chicken stir-fry.
Take classes that have nothing to do with your major. What does “Harry Potter and Medieval Romances” have anything to do with economics? Nothing. But when life hands you the opportunity to take a class about Harry Potter, you go for it.
You landed an internship, great! While right now, you probably expect to have projects, research, and tasks to keep you busy all summer, this probably won’t be the case. There will be a lot of down time that some interns may spend on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest, but before you waste your time and your boss’s, do these ten things that are actually work related and productive (always remember to ask your boss for a job before doing something on your own!)
If you disagree, you are wrong.
Take pride in your past successes, but don’t let them define you.
Many of us will give up on our dreams after a couple of years. Mandela maintained faith in his mission for nearly 3 decades. That’s persistence.