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A blog of encouragement for those in graduate school!

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“Truth 1. The fear will never go away as long as I continue to grow.
 
Truth 2. The only way to get rid of the fear of doing something is to go out and do it.
 
Truth 3. The only way to feel better about myself is to go out… and do it.
 
Truth 4. Not only am I going to experience fear whenever I’m on unfamiliar territory, but so is everyone else.
 
Truth 5. Pushing through fear is less frightening than living with the underlying fear that comes from a feeling of helplessness.”

- Susan Jeffers, from her book “Feel The Fear… And Do it Anyway”.

"Courage is the power to let go of the familiar." 

- Raymond Lindquist

“The time will come when you can actually make a difference and choose a better life. The time will come when you will consciously create your life with your positive thoughts, intentions and actions. The time will come when you take the first leap into an unknown abyss to find that your fears are just old friends coaxing you down the path towards your happiness. The time come will come when you just effortlessly allow the world to be as it is and let life flow through you knowing you’re taken care of. The time will come when you’re done waiting for tomorrow to write that book, lose that weight, take that class, learn that language, or start that business. The time will come when come with your Spirit says enough with this procrastination; it’s time to move toward your greatness. The time has come and that time is Now.”

- Jackson Kiddard

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"Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop the picture." 

- Norman Vincent Peale