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Congratulations! You’ve just graduated….now what?!

You did it!  What a wonderful accomplishment!  Going to university is one of those experiences in your life that is meant to prepare you for all the other experiences in your life.  From this point forward the obstacles you may encounter along the way will be greatly impacted by your attitude. 

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If “Adjusting Your Attitude” wasn’t one of the classes that was offered at your school, I’ll give you a quick crash course in how it works.  When I was little, I had a terrible time getting motivated to go to school each morning.  I would feign some illness or complain about how my big toe ached (true story, according to my brothers at least!) and Mom would say, “Mind over matter.  Just get up and get going and once you get there, you’ll have fun and feel better!” She was right!  I started to develop a knack for doing just that and the outcomes were usually positive.  Why does this matter?  Your attitude and how your approach the world each day is 100% in your control.  I have found that once you decide to think or feel a certain way, you usually do!  If you want something you must set your attitude and determine the best way to achieve the goal you’re after.  Why does this message matter right now?  You’ve just accomplished a very difficult task!  You’ve been in some form of education for the better part of 20 years. Now you must go out into the world and create a career.  The attitude you have will be integral to your success.  I will guarantee you that you will face rejection, disappointment, and confusion.  I will also guarantee you that you will experience joy, satisfaction and success! 

I am frequently asked about the secret of my success.  It’s not a secret and I can tell you unequivocally that having a positive attitude is 90% of it.  Challenges are opportunities to grow and become stronger in your self-awareness.  I’ve faced hardships in my life and have fallen down on too many occasions to count however it was the getting up part that proved to be where the life lessons were. 

Wishing you success no matter where you’re at in your life!

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