Something To Think About: Colin Powell

Bagend and Gandalf sculpture on top of The Embassy Theatre, Wellington
By Pseudopanax at English Wikipedia (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.–Colin Powell

As much as we’d love for Gandalf to waive a wand and make a diploma appear, Powell’s words make more sense. Your hard work will deliver your dreams.

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Something To Think About: Jesse Owens

portrait of girl daydreaming by Jozef Israëls
Jozef Israëls [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
{{PD-1923}} – published before 1923 and public domain in the US.

We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.–Jesse Owens

As you work through sleep-deprived nights and activity-filled days while completing your degree, know that your determination will pay off in the end.