College SA Student Experience

Hi Followers,

Please watch the following video one of our students sent to us:

https://youtu.be/S0M997qfs5g

No matter what your situation Change your Life to create a Better Future!

Set your Goals and achieve it no matter what obstacles you face!

Have a great afternoon 🙂

College SA

Advertisements

Unlocking your Potential

“You have to believe in yourself and what you’re doing.

You have to see yourself doing it with your mind’s eye.

If you can’t imagine it, you probably can’t achieve it.”

~John Maxwell

So your dream has been planted in your heart and you have an incredible vision to look forward to. In addition, it is also now the time to set things in the right order to start working on your canvas.

It is the time to do some major life changing improvements for discovering the gifts and talents that are hidden inside of you. This is your season to bring them to life to complete your dream.

Dont-ask-yourself-what-the-world-needs-ask-yourself-what-makes-you-come-alive-Harold-Whitman

Bear in mind that they will not all come at once but you will unlock them as you walk your journey of completing your dream. Through each phase of this awesome journey you will learn to kindle and re-kindle the gems hidden inside of you.

Most importantly, there must be a desire to unlock them and to experience them. Desiring them will unlock them and you will fall in love with them. You must also be willing to embrace them for the season that you will use them. They will grow on you so that others can also be inspired by them.

Just open your heart and mind to a beautiful journey of discovery. Along the road it may seem strange and weird to you, but eventually, upon completion, it will all make sense. Every piece of your canvas will be fully painted with all the majestic treasures inside of you.

Believe me when I say that you will stand in awe at the end of the journey of completion. You will look back and be proud of your process of transformation. It is what is inside of you that will take you to the road less travelled.

Screen-Shot-2013-12-05-at-2.36.25-PM

Action plan required TODAY:

  • Discover your passions and talents
  • Choose a career that is suitable for you
  • Capture a vision
  • Create a plan
  • Set goals
  • Break down the process so your dream is achievable
  • Stay motivated, inspired, and focused

Have a Great week!

College SA

Walking in the rain

Image

Two days ago, I woke up to the sound of raindrops against my window. The sun was shining the previous day, so the change in weather was unexpected. I commute to work with the train and immediately I began to think about being at work in wet clothes.

I arrived at work, dripping wet as expected. My colleague asked me why I did not run because if I had run, I would not have been wet. I did not reply. I could not at the time because my mind was all over the place.

The rain represented the storms in our lives and this was an unexpected storm. How many of these unexpected storms do we encounter? We have different ways of facing these storms. Some run from the storm, some walk through the storm and some run through the storm.

Those who run from the storm will not learn the lesson that they were supposed to take from the storm. Those who walk through the storm will become wet and eventually learn from the storm. The lesson from walking through the storm will enable them to face the next phase of life. Those who run through the storm will also become wet but will miss out on some element of the lesson along the way. Yes, they will go through to the next phase but not fully prepared for the next phase because they rushed through the storm.

I thought that whether I walked or ran, there would have been no difference, I still would have been wet, maybe not that much but wet is wet. I still had to walk through the rain to get to work.

Whatever unexpected storm is thrown on our way, we have a choice, either to run from it and learn nothing, run through it and miss out on a opportunity along the way, or walk through it and receive the full opportunity when arriving at our destination.

Sometimes it is necessary to take a walk in the rain and get wet in order to progress to the next phase of life.

happines,sunshine,happy,quote,rain,umbrella,words-cbc68007b286085dbbc9b7caf99f71e0_h

Take Care!

Guest Blogger Post: Charlz

Growing Up is Never Easy

We’ve all heard the saying “It’s time to grow up”.

What does this really mean?

As an adult you sometimes think back to being a child. The innocence, no stress, no bills and not care in the world. We think about how we as individuals have grown, what we have achieved so far in life and if we are happy with the person we have become.

^4260447AAB8E2ACEF772C2ECD57D2D83522226D9F81FBB515C^pimgpsh_fullsize_distr

Just recently, my life changed drastically when my 3 year relationship with my partner came to a sudden end. Most of us have been through a breakup and we all know that it’s not easy. We go through different phases, emotionally and mentally.

^FC4AB9608D55BCF9324C5EECEB50EA280FEA1A4A7DB94CF16D^pimgpsh_fullsize_distr

One thing the break up has taught me is that I need to refocus my priorities and think about what I really want in life.

Growing up was part of it.
No one ever said that being an adult would be this hard!

A few things to focus on:

-Throw yourself into your talents (Think about what makes you unique? What do you enjoy?)

-Start thinking about where you want to be in 5 years (professionally and personally)

-Set realistic goals for yourself

-Be honest with yourself (What would truly make you happy?)

-Learn to say no to certain things and get rid of anything negative in your life

-Learn to deal with setbacks in your life

– Take care of yourself (Try and live a healthy lifestyle)

-Form and maintain long lasting relationships

-Live responsibly

Ask yourself:

^75FC14443DC5A148833D118256C3ACEC97233E6488C3808001^pimgpsh_fullsize_distr

Remember:

Don’t be afraid of change, embrace it rather.

^1FC2FBD30778E7F7D29AF31F3019FA434A278E2BC10E182E11^pimgpsh_fullsize_distr

Sometimes you have to do what’s best for you and your life, not what’s best for everyone else.

Think about what you need to do, as an individual, to be successful.

^033606D7AB740C90F49201ABC3C7429D982F80025DAA82F08F^pimgpsh_fullsize_distr

I wish you all well!

Take care

Life is MESSY and Life is HARD

I’ve had a pretty challenging past 24 hours.  And, being only human, I have felt very frustrated and quite miserable.

Miserable

This morning, a variety of events took place that really challenged me. It all felt like just too much. (I am sure that you can identify with that feeling – feeling completely overwhelmed by life’s challenges). I was about to phone a friend and ask them to come and find me and just hold me while I sobbed. But, before I did, something ‘dawned’ on me, or, should I say, I had a bit of an epiphany:

  • Life is hard – and experiencing this is something experienced by all living beings;

Life is hard for everybody

  • Sometimes, life is going to be particularly hard – but these do not last forever;
  • Compared to many people in the world, my life is absolutely fantastic; and

The suffering of others

  • That I need to make a choice – to allow myself to have a mini-meltdown, or, to choose to carry on driving and do the things that I need to do.

Choose to keep going

 

Of course, we are all entitled to our emotions. There ARE going to be times in which we feel that we just cannot carry on. There will be situations in our lives that will cause us great sadness or great stress.

 

But, just as certain, there will also be GREAT moments. Life will also sometimes be good. There will also be situations that bring us immense joy and satisfaction.

Life will be beautiful

 

In Italian, there is an expression ‘La vita e’ bella’ – this means ‘Life is beautiful’.

 

Oprah Winfrey (the famous US TV presenter) would often ask her audience ‘what do you know for certain?’.

 

Well, one of the things that I know for certain is that life is  incredibly difficult, and, life is also incredibly beautiful. 

 

I would like to end today’s post with a short reference to quite a beautiful story that appears in the Christian Bible, in the Jewish Torah, as well as in the Muslim Koran

All three of these Holy Books tell us of how Joshua and Caleb were amongst a group of 12 people sent by Moses to go and report on what things looked like in the land of  Canaan.  When the group of people returned to give Moses their feedback, 10 of the 12 people gave really negative opinions about what the situation was like in Canaan. The main feedback given to Moses was that Canaan was ‘Eretz Ochelet Yoshveiah’  [Hebrew for ‘A land that devours its inhabitants]. However, contrary to that negative feedback, Caleb and Joshua said that Canaan was in fact ‘Eretz Zavat Halav U’Dvash’ [Hebrew for ‘A land flowing with milk and honey’].

Why do I mention this story? Well, today I choose to believe that my life is going to contain ‘milk and honey’. And, that I am ready and waiting for the good stuff  (‘milk and honey’).

 

Wishing you all a happy day!

Take care of yourselves.

What is kindness NOT?

Hi there everybody,

 

Kindness is often considered to be a bit of a lame word. Kindness is what ‘sweet’ people do, right? People such as missionaries and social workers are kind, yes?

Well, not actually.

What is kindness not?

Kindness is often under-valued – it’s considered to be mostly just the stuff expressed in those soppy Hallmark cards. How sad is that?

So, if most of us think that kindness is ‘lame’, how do we feel when we personally experience the opposite of kindness?

What are the opposites of kindness?

  • Cruelty
  • Indifference
  • Impatience
  • Intolerance
  • Abuse
  • Ridicule
  • Dishonesty
  • Disrespect
  • The need to punish and make somebody feel bad
  • The need to assert your superiority over somebody so that the other person feels ‘less than’ and insignificant
  • Withholding time, affection, intimacy
  • Not appreciating somebody
  • Not recognising and affirming somebody regarding who they are and what they do

And many more …

Can you see how important kindness really is?  How do we feel when we experience these opposites being done to us?

So, is kindness really that lame? Because it is certainly not lame when we get to experience, first hand, any of the opposites of kindness.

I guess it basically boils down to the age-old proverb of treating others the same way that we want to be treated. That’s kindness. 

Our prime purpose in life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.

Kindness for today