Tip of the Week

January 20, 2020

Hope Needs a Partner: Action

“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle.”
                             — Dr. Martin Luther King

Hope is a powerful emotion and state of mind for students. It allows them to believe that things will come together and work out. Yet hope alone isn’t enough to affect change or influence outcomes. Hope needs a partner: action. To achieve a goal or build a new habit, students must have a plan. 

For example: “I’m going to keep better organized this term” is a good idea, but it’s only a hope without a plan. Better is: “I’m going to set aside time on Sunday nights to go through all my binders and file away loose papers where they belong and recycle papers I don’t need anymore.”