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Success Doesn’t Depend on Talent

Welcome back! It’s hard to believe we’re starting the spring semester already. It seems like just last week it was a hot August move-in day!  I’m sure many students learned some things from the fall semester- and not in terms of academic topic knowledge! It seems everyone comes back at the beginning of a new semester ready to make themselves better. Which is great! But sometimes, that leads to high expectations, and in turn, feeling deflated when things don’t turn out as planned. It’s important to keep your definition of success in mind. What kind of success do you want? What can you do to help yourself reach your goals?

Joseph Anthony, a contributor for Business Insider, wrote a thought-provoking article called “7 Traits of Successful People That Require No Talent At All.” To help you determine what you can do to help yourself accomplish your goals for the semester (and beyond), here are some things you can do just by being you, instead of relying solely on practice or repetition!

  1. Give your best. Focus on giving 100% and resisting distractions.
  2. Choose to be positive. Accept that there will be challenges, and be ready to adapt.
  3. Be willing to learn. Ask for help or guidance! No one enjoys seeing another person struggle, and you can learn from anyone’s experience.
  4. Take action. Once you set your goal, follow through on your plan. Don’t let your passion- and aspirations- fade away!

These are only four of the seven great suggestions that Anthony points out.  Read them all here, and see what else you can do to make this semester truly the best semester ever! What other tips can you offer to help others be successful?

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The Water Slide

The Water Slide

Sometimes, standing at the top of the water slide can be scary. You think to yourself things like “But I’m so high up!” or “What if I get stuck?” or “But I can’t see all the twists and turns!” That’s normal! Everyone has those thoughts because fear is normal! But unless you push yourself, you won’t have the accomplishment. You have to go for it, otherwise, you’ll never know what it’s like to have that success. So remember what Tina Fey says (and really, who doesn’t love Tina Fey quotes?) and push yourself to stop thinking and just go for it!

Redefine Success

Redefine Success

We believe that every person we work with can be successful. But it’s important to understand that every person has a unique idea about what success is. We love this article from the Savvy Intern at YouTern because it shows how there are many ideas of success, and you have to find the one that makes you happiest.

What do you feel will make you successful? What goals do you need to reach to be successful? How do others around you perceive success?