For the New Year: Motivate Yourself
While Kelly is looking over the new themes I sent him, I’d like to share with you all this great video that’s been around for a while. Whenever I watch it, it reminds me of how beautiful life and living… just is. Warning: Emo. Well, not really.
I mean, we preach to you here about how to excel in college and your education and your career, but I’d like to take the time right now to let you all know: Sitting in class or in an office or at your computer, no matter how addicted you are, it isn’t everything.
So I encourage you all to take the time today to answer these questions: What do I need? What do I want? What do I enjoy? And how can I get it?
I remember in my Cognitive Science class with Brian Scholl, he placed on Powerpoint the following quotation:
In any field, find the strangest and most fascinating thing and explore it.
I think it’s been modified from the quotation by John Wheeler. In any case, it says a lot. It’s so hard discovering what interests us. We all went through high school with pre-defined classes to take. Now that we’re in college, it’s hard to break out of that mold.
So for the new year, I encourage you all to break out. Find what you enjoy. Go for it.