Yes, it’s true. “Summer ’16” is about to be over (no matter how many times Drake says it’s not) and Fall ’16 is rapidly approaching. I don’t know about anyone else but, this summer has been flying by, and quite frankly, our fun in the sun days are dwindling down. It’s now time to prepare ourselves for the last quarter of the year. With that being said, let’s redirect our mindsets from vacations, beaucations, lituations, and situations and return to the regulations of your occupations and obligations of our everyday lives.
It’s imperative that you are mentally prepared to finish 2016 strong. It’s not just about transitioning your wardrobe from, Spring/Summer to Autumn/Winter gear. Instead, it’s about re-positioning yourself and actively pursuing the goals that you’ve yet to accomplish. I know it’s easier said than done but there are a few ways to get started. I am only going to focus on one way because this is a crucial part in accomplishing any goal. Here it is in a nutshell--Believe in yourself!
Beau-TEA isn’t just about what is on the outside. Think about this for a moment. Flowers are beautiful, but you cannot get the flower without the seed. Seeds aren’t the best looking objects. However, they produce beautiful creations. In other words, let your beauty shine from within. If you’re wondering how to get there, I may have an answer or temporary solution.
You have to believe in yourself. The answer is that simple. I read an inspiring quote everyday to remind me that I am a greater me than what I see in the mirror. You might have heard the saying, “You are your own worst critic.” Well, how about being your biggest supporter and motivator. Knowing that you have the power to view a rainy day as a downfall or a blessing is the key. No one likes a rainy day, but we need the rain to water the seeds to get those beautiful flowers.
Are you seeing my point? You have the key to be the best you. I have created a collage of some powerful quotes that has left a lasting impression on my life. Hopefully it will do the same for you.
This article is dedicated to all those who hope, dream and believe. But most importantly, I wrote this article for my college students; especially my freshmen. Know that you are not a small fish in a big pond. You are a great addition to a changing community.