I want you to think of a point in the past where you thought everything that could go wrong, went wrong. You know those days... the ones where you say to yourself, "I woke up on the wrong side of the bed." Its that day where you feel like closing the blinds, locking the door, and curling up with your favorite pillow.
Well, I want to share a secret with you. This secret, if used in the correct and confident state of mind, will empower you to overcome those dreadful days. It's called the law of attraction. It states that "like attracts like." If you are attracting negative emotions in your life by saying "I can't deal with this debt" or "I don't want a bad roomate!", chances are that you'll end up with loads of debt and probably a stinky roomate. It's only because you are concentrating on the negative aspects. That's why those days that start out bad, continue to go bad. We never seem to get rid of the initial problem and it swallows up most of our thoughts for the day.
However, if you tend to think positively, good feelings will pursue. This usually starts with a visualization or thought of doing good. When you say "I want to have more money in my wallet" or "I will get straight A's this semester", you begin to picture what that money will look like in your wallet or what those grades will look like on your transcript.
Using this principle, I want all of you future college students to imagine your perfect college. What does it look like? Describe it in detail and write it out. Specifically state to yourself, your parents, or your counselor how it will appear and what it will be like to attend. I can't guarantee that Albright will be perfect (no college is..) but I can tell you that we have something for just about everyone. (Not to mention the awesome people that live, work, and play here)
So after you've thought about your perfect college, transition yourself to the first day next year at your new school. Picture yourself there and walking to class. Tell yourself some of the following phrases:
"I will make friends at college."
"I will enjoy my classes and actually learn something from them."
"I will have fun, get involved, and participate in something that I enjoy."
"I will have a good roomate who understands me!"
You'll achieve all of those things! The power of your thoughts, words, and actions are truly amazing.
Try it sometime.
Peace and Love,
ps - Congrats to President Obama!
Song of the Day
Jacks Mannequin - "caves"