The last few months have been a season of both transition and clarity. There have been many changes in my life since the last time I posted. Lots of self-discovery; which we think is all fun and cool until we have to go through the storms of life. BUT, the good part is, we are built to handle tough times.
What I Know for Sure: It’s not what you go through that matters most, it’s how you handle the process of going through; because in actuality, the process is more important than the destination.
And I’m also crystal clear that what we go through isn’t for us. Sure, it helps to develop character and promote personal and spiritual growth; but in actuality, it’s really for the people who we will impact, empower, and influence. Which is why we are forbidden to allow ourselves, or others, to judge, blame, or make us wrong for our different seasons of life and learning curves.
What I Know For Sure: We are made in the image of our Creator which means that at inception, our DNA had already been carefully crafted and bountifully supplied with courage, fortitude, and sufficiency.
However…all of that is for another post on another day. I know, I know! It was just getting good. 🙂 Moving right along.
Today’s post is a video of an event in which I was the Keynote Speaker. I had the honor of presenting to a group of high school students who were being inducted into the “Scholars Program”, which was founded in Fort Myers, Florida in 1989. The program promotes and rewards academic achievement among minority and at-risk students at the elementary, middle, high school, and university levels.
I am of the strong conviction that what we’ve learned in life should be shared with today’s youth. They are looking for answers, searching for solutions, and experimenting with a world that is full of disappointments and triumphs. So it is our duty to equip them with the proper tools to successfully navigate through life.
In the video I share 5 Keys to Scholastic Success. Of course, these don’t encompass everything needed to maximize one’s educational career; however, they are five simple truths that would have made my formative years smoother.