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.
I read an article the other day that really struck a nerve with me. We spend 6 months of our lives waiting in line. But what are we waiting for?
How can you reframe a current goal to infuse it with purpose, will and determination?
There are millions of self-help books that are in mint condition because the owners never made it past their first chapters. There are countless sheets of notebook paper with written lists of goals that now reside in trashcans.
The West often feels like its in a permanent fast forward motion. And so to go back to Ghana, and have everything really slow down, was a welcomed treat.