This weekend I attended my sister’s graduation (woot woot! congrats, Steph!!) I have to admire anyone that goes back to school as an adult to get their degree. What amazes me even more is when they work so hard to excel- knowing they can probably just get by and get a job by just passing. My sister is 42 years old and graduated with HONORS! I’m so proud of her!
I enjoyed the speaker they had. You all know I LOVE easy and she had an easy, yet great, message! Literally probably 5 minutes. I would love to give her credit, however, she filled in for the person who intended to speak, so her name wasn’t in the program and I didn’t catch it. She was a professor and I could tell she got “it”. Here is her simple message:
Everything you do- strive to do your best and be excellent at it.
She also said, “All change is not growth but all growth is change.” This is so true.
Don’t be ordinary and regular.
Bring your best self to everything you do! NOBODY can do it like you!
Be gentle with yourself.
There will always people who can do better than you and lesser than you.
This was my favorite- “When you are tired- SIT DOWN! Take a break and stop getting on everybody’s nerves!!” How funny- don’t we drive everybody nuts when we are tired and we just keep on rollin’? Sit down!
I love this because it is easy to remember and not too difficult to do. Easy, yet imagine if you pursued excellence, were extraordinary, and easy on yourself! What a difference that would make in you and everyone around you!
Thank you for reading and have an excellent, extraordinary, and easy day!
Written by Natalie Chandler
Natalie Chandler, MA, LMHC is a therapist at Imagine Hope Counseling Group. Natalie enjoys doing marriage counseling, individual counseling, and couples counseling. We also specialize in family counseling, child, and adolescent counseling. Imagine Hope serves the Indianapolis area including the surrounding areas of Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, Westfield, and Zionsville