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Michelle’s Advice for Graduates

| May 14, 2019
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On success….

Start at the start….we all do. Very few move ahead without paying their dues and doing the work.

To succeed, perfection is not expected; dedication is required.

Contribute more than your job description requires.

Take pride in your work and who you are.

On life….

You are not what you were. You ARE what you’re becoming. Enjoy the process.

Life isn’t fair, but you can be. Treating others with fairness creates good karma for everyone around you.

Go for it. If you don’t, someone else will.

Stand up for what’s right. The world needs just one person to start something....or end something. So stand up.

You are where you’re supposed to be. Don’t wish you were a senior, or that you’re out of college, or at another university or working somewhere else. Life stages are meant to be formative. Be present.

And above all, know that the best way to learn is to make a mistake. So don’t be so hard on yourself. 

Get back up – resiliency counts in the game of life.

 

On work life….

Don’t be afraid of speaking up and speaking out or failing. This is where your best life lessons will be learned. And making mistakes? This is where your confidence will be etched.

Be a sponge. Practice active listening.

Focus. Train yourself not to be distracted. Distractions in our world can be the root of poor performance, short attention span and emotional drain.

Be curious. Ask questions. All of them. No matter what YOU think about your question.

Acknowledge chances are high you will not have a career in the field of your degree. Know that the time spent and life lessons learned in college are what matter.

 

On balance….

Make priorities a priority. Life can swallow you up if you’re not careful. Create a vision board, journal or write priorities on your mirror. Keep them in front of you or you will become someone else’s version of you.

Trust your instinct. It is divine intelligence getting your attention.

You are the only YOU created for this entire world. Take care of yourself.

 

Oh and…..Go for it! We’re counting on you.

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