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Magic of Motivation

We recognize that every transfer students' experience is different, however, we know that many transfers face some of the same challenges as they transition into the university. This blog was created for transfers by transfers to share TIPS and insight on having the best semester you can at Texas A&M University.
    Posted on Monday, Dec 12, 2016
    It is important to have goals and dreams and to pursue those. In order to achieve those goals and dreams, you have to consistently give yourself positive self-talk, be confident in your decisions, work hard and when you struggle figure out your short comings and push back harder. Believe that you can do it. Something that I struggle with is motivation. One of the key elements to success is motivation. Love what you do and do what you love they say. Well as most of us know it’s not that easy. Most of the time before you can do what you love, you have to attend years of school that may not always be what you love. Self-motivation is important in order to push through certain situations or times that you don’t like to get to that goal. As motivation can be hard to gain during those times where things seem impossible, how do you find positivity if you’re blinded by the negative? Well, I can tell you that when things get to that level, it’s always best to take a step back and clear your mind. One quote I found that really explains and validates how you fee,l but also has a positive take away message is a quote:

    “The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire; the size of your dream; and how you handle disappointment along the way”
    - Robert Kiyosaki

    This quote explains that success isn’t just handed to you. You have to work at it if you want to achieve your goals. It also talks about how things aren’t always going to be rainbows and sunshine. The way you approach your goals determines the way you will interpret the disappointment that you will meet as you climb the latter to success. Life is a journey, you make it what it is.

    The take away: approach life with a positive outlook and your success will be endless. That doesn’t mean you won’t have challenges or disappointments, but how those situations effect you determine whether you go up or down the success latter.

    by Ginny Piletere, College of Liberal Arts​
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