Achieving your goals is not a foregone conclusion. There will be surprises along the way - both ‘good’ and ‘bad’. And even the ‘bad’ can be ‘good’ if you can learn something from them. You’ll need motivation - and a positive attitude – to keep moving forward, step by step. And nothing will help you to keep a positive attitude like being grateful every day! Be grateful for that ‘good’ thing that happened to you…and for that ‘bad’ thing too – provided you took away a good lesion from it and ‘turned the lemon into lemonade’!
This step is where you begin to set your goals – from a place where you have clearly identified what you want and where you have reconciled with your past. If you’re lacking in that clarity, go back and write down what you think you want – in all domains of your life. And if you still feel a strong sense of cynicism, go back and examine the potential beliefs that are sure to sabotage you…and replace them with new beliefs that to you are liberating.
Have you ever set a goal – for the 2nd…or 3rd…or nth time!? How frustrating! Obviously, something is holding you back…or you really don’t want it very badly after all. Unless the goal is totally unachievable for some reason, it’s likely that your obstacle is something from the past. It could be in the form of doubts that you have – limiting beliefs that are holding you back. In order to liberate yourself from those doubts…and eliminate the frustration from trying the same thing yet again with eroded confidence…you need to find a way to put the past in the past.
Writing down what you want may seem like an obvious step in goal setting. However, it’s only a first step – and it’s often the one and only step for many goal setters. There are several keys to doing it effectively – in a way that will help bring you closer to realizing your goals. One is to get you to dream a little bit…to clarify what it is that you want out of life.
While graduating with a job is not as easy as it seems, it is possible. Many times, this entails having either a full- or part-time job or paid internship in your field of study.
“Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” It’s an old proverb, but is it really true? Finding balance is the key to choosing the right major for your career path.
Earning a college diploma once landed most graduates with prestigious, high-paying jobs. The tables have turned, and those receiving four-year degrees (or higher) are now faced with the dilemma of mounting student loan debt without the jobs or funds to pay it off.
Let’s face it; college is a transitional part of life. It’s a time of fun, adventure and risk-taking, transitioning us from being immature takers, to being mature and givers of society. At least this is the goal of college. Your success depends in a large part on your attitude and work ethic.
Today’s weird majors are the contract majors of yesteryear. Heavy on social consciousness, they nevertheless do not cut the mustard with employers looking for qualified candidates. Marketable college degrees must factor in changes in industry as well as the job market. How does your degree compare?
When it comes to your favorite college graduates, books make great gifts. Not only do many college graduates enjoy reading, but some may have rather extensive reading lists. If you feel flummoxed when it comes to picking out books that are appropriate to give, have no fear! I’m here to help you.