It’s a sad fact that, in life, we are going to come across some seriously hurtful people.
Hurtful people can be hurtful in a variety of different way. Often, hurtful people use cruel words to hurt us.
Words – even if you delete them off a page – remain in our memories.
For example, I can still remember the hurtful words said to me when I was in primary school by one of the school bullies (and this happened over 25 years ago).
It’s just one of the mysteries and joys of human life – we get hurt and, of course, we hurt others.
Many of our Students at College SA tell me that they experienced people in their lives who were hurtful towards them about their intelligence and about how successful they would (or would not be) later on in life.
My own primary school Principal told me that he didn’t think that I would be very successful in life.
That’s just awful.
There is some good news:
1) Things become easier once you accept that there will always be negative and hurtful people.
2) Things become easier still when you realise that the opinions of those negative people are not based on the truth.
3) Things become even easier when you discover that you can achieve your dreams and be happy, in spite of what those people said to you.
What I love about working at College SA is seeing our Students succeed – in spite of what the students may have believed about their supposed lack of intelligence or educational abilities.
With every single student that graduates from College SA, I think to myself:
“Everybody can study. Everybody can improve their knowledge and skills. Everybody can achieve”.
Studying is not just for clever people, or just for the people who did really well in school. If somebody tells you that, they are lying to you.
DO NOT BELIEVE THEM.
Studying is for everybody. We are all entitled to become better skilled and better qualified people.
If the only reason why you are not studying now is because somebody told you that you wouldn’t make it, then, it’s time to stop believing what that person told you. They lied to you.
Do not believe what that person said to you.
College SA is a College for all sorts of Students. Our College family welcomes anybody who has a sincere desire to make a difference in their life.
If you want to start proving to other people, but more importantly, to yourself, that you CAN be successful in your studies, well then, what are you waiting for?
College SA – we are here for YOU.