Word on the street has it that 2014 was not the greatest of years for many people. I’ve heard too many sad stories of really unpleasant things that some of our students, friends and loved ones experienced in 2014.
Well, thankfully (yes, thankfully), 2014 is officially over. It’s now a new year, with new opportunities.
It’s okay to spend some time reflecting on what went wrong in 2014. We have to learn from our mistakes, and then, use that knowledge to make sure that we are stronger, smarter and better in 2015.
A word of caution here – and this is the main thing that I want to chat to you about – be careful of spending too much time thinking about what went wrong last year. Do NOT dwell. Do not get trapped in a cycle of negative thinking. Reflect YES; dwell NO!
Once you have done your reflecting …. LET IT GO!!!
Of course, most people associate the phrase ‘Let it go’ with the animated movie called Frozen. And, to be honest, Frozen is what has inspired me today.
Sometimes, we truly need to LET GO of things / people / memories etc.
And then we have the opportunity for NEW things / people / memories and opportunities. How exciting is that?
At College SA, we are all about giving our students the opportunity to try again. We want you, our students to know that you don’t have to give up on your educational dreams – no matter what happened in the previous year.
We want you to allow yourself to have new hopes and new goals.
Don’t let 2014 be a prison – step away from it and Let it Go.
You can achieve your dreams. You absolutely can.
Now put on your best ‘Princess’ shoes and sing it with me ‘Let it go, Let it go’ ….
PS: For those of you that want to watch the Frozen ‘Let it Go’ video, here’s the link to the video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0MK7qz13bU