My obsession with inspirational quotes continues! And this time I won’t exclude freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. Everyone gets frustrated with school sometimes, especially right now in the middle of the semester, with summer months and months away…
From working in groups to presenting in front of the class, school is filled with difficult situations. But when the going gets tough, remember these words of wisdom. Hopefully, they can carry you through.
On group projects
A simple rule in dealing with those who are hard to get along with is to remember that this person is striving to assert his superiority; and you must deal with him from that point of view.
– Alfred Adler
On bad test scores
But the person who scored well on an SAT will not necessarily be the best doctor or the best lawyer or the best businessman. These tests do not measure character, leadership, creativity, perseverance.
– William Julius Wilson
The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.
– William James
In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.
– Lee Iacocca
On being overwhelmed
It always seems impossible until it’s done.
– Nelson Mandela
You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.
– Dr. Benjamin Spock
On avoiding distractions
Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.
– Zig Ziglar
The successful man is the average man, focused.
Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
– Thomas Edison