Friday, April 15, 2011

You can do it! Words of encouragement.

Today begins a series of posts written by colleagues and friends. I asked folks to share some end-of-semester advice.... how to "finish strong" even when you may be feeling tired. Here's the first post, by one of my colleagues at Carlow:

Running on empty? You might think so, but I’m confident there’s a bit more left in your tank. How can I say this with such conviction? Think back to other moments in your life when you didn’t quite think you were going to make it through…I’ll bet you did. We’ve all experienced times when we doubted ourselves, which opens up the door for fear and worry to creep in – to doubt is to give in. If you are at a place where you think there’s nothing left to give, I encourage you to take a moment – several if need be, step back, take a deep breath…that’s right, the deep cleansing kind – in through the nose, out through the mouth, then be still and listen. Eventually, you’ll hear it, that calm voice from within. It might begin with a whisper or it might be a loud rush that shouts “you CAN do this!”

You weren’t brought this far to give up or fail. You can and WILL do this – don’t stop believing!

-Patty Ruffner, Carlow University School of Management

Thanks Patty!

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