Being brave doesn’t mean being completely stoic and cold in the face of crisis, fear, or hardship. Being brave is the acknowledgement of these things and finding the will to accept them. Bravery is being strong enough to stand tall in spite of adversity while also being empathetic enough to allow ourselves to feel.Overall being brave is the strength to stare hardship in the face and the compassion to still feel and show emotion.
Reflection over past events is an important piece of learning, however to keep revisiting situations, relationships, and events can have negative effects. It is easy for us to be critical of our past selves and mull over what we should have said or done. Living in the past can cause our present selves to over think or not partake in experiences that could be beneficial because we are worried we will make the same mistakes again. It’s important to remember when we find ourselves starting to replay the past to remember the reason the we can so clearly see what we should have done or said then is because we have grown, we have used the past and learned from it. We are wiser now than we were before so the answers to the past become more clear. Don’t be afraid you will make the same mistakes of the past, you have learned and are now wiser for it for the future.
Starting a new job or internship somewhere unfamiliar? It’s easy to feel like you are an outsider or a “guest in someone’s house” for the first couple of weeks. You aren’t sure what is the correct protocol, everything is really formal, and you might not know many people. But that’s okay! Everyone needs their own time to adjust to a new place, new co-workers, and new bosses. Here are a few tips for transforming from feeling like a guest to being right at home!
These are just a few tips to go from house guest to right at home! As you work through your new job or internship you will find even more ways to leave your mark! Good luck!
Other people will tell you that you can’t do things, you can’t reach your goals. Don’t listen to them. They don’t know what is in your heart, they don’t know how hard you are fighting to attain your goal. Know that you have it inside you to reach beyond what others think is possible. Know you can achieve your goal.
“Life is not tried, it is merely survived
if you’re standing outside the fire”
The best part of reaching our goal is getting there!
So often I feel like we are pressured into being mean to our enemies (or those we perceive as enemies) by friends, society, and ourselves. We feel like we have to get a reaction or a rise out of them and that will make us feel better or will make the other person know how we really feel. Sometimes after saying hurtful things or doing hurtful things to others we do feel better. But this is fleeting, it never lasts. All the superficial happiness we gain from gossiping, name calling, and being mean never lasts. We just end up either wanting more or having a big hole left where we thought satisfaction would be.
Instead of reacting to those individuals that we do not like as much with anger and trying to get back at them, try being nice. You don’t have to act like their best friend but being polite never killed anyone. Plus you can have the satisfaction of being in the bigger person and being mature. Don’t sink to the level of being mean and slinging words around because everyone gets hurt and leaves the fight empty handed. Be a lady or a gentlemen, be nice. You’ll most likely find that you get a lot further with honey than you do with vinegar.
“Do good to your friends to keep them, to your enemies to win them.”
I think sometimes it is easy to get caught up in yourselves, in only doing what “I” wants to do. It’s so easy to do this, our society promotes “me” and “I” thinking. But we need to remember that there are other people in this world as well that have needs, wants, ideas, and opinions. We also need to remember that others’ needs, wants, ideas, and opinions matter just as much as our own. While we may think we are the most important, it’s also important to think about others. If we each took time to consider just one other person’s perspective each day, I think that could go a long way into making our interactions with others more positive and effective.