“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.”
― Brené Brown
“All of us have to remember where we came from
and what it was like then if we are to understand
where we are heading and how to get there.” Colin Powell
Student success tip:
1. Prioritize the big stuff.
It sounds simple enough. Unless you have urgent tasks that absolutely must be handled right away, it’s better to use your time working on important things like writing major papers, studying, practicing the skills you want to master, or making connections with your professors and classmates!
When there’s a disappointment, I don’t know if it’s the end of the story.
It may just be the beginning of a great adventure.
From Thomas Merton‘s book, Thoughts in Solitude, a prayer Merton indicated anyone can pray:
“My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think that I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you.”
Thanks, Warren Hebert, faculty School of Nursing
The inner struggle is extremely difficult for all of us,
because we all have faults, severe ones, that we will struggle with forever….
It’s wise to accept that faults are inevitable. Factor that in and keep going.