I think most inspirational quotes are stupid, but every once in awhile, I read one that really connects.
A recent favorite comes from Tony Robbins. If you’re at all interested in earning your degree, you can’t afford to ignore this.
“Change is automatic. Progress is not.”
When people say things like “I need to make a change” or “man, something has to change”, you can tell they don’t understand the difference.
As Tony explains in this video, CHANGE isn’t what you need to worry about.
Your body will change whether you want it to or not. The economy will change. Relationships will change. Technology will change. The seasons and the weather will change.
Everything around us is changing constantly. It’s automatic.
PROGRESS is not.
In fact, science nerds (like me) are familiar with entropy, which refers to the natural tendency of things to degrade over time.
We’ve all seen entropy in our own lives or someone else’s:
- If you don’t mow the lawn, weeds take over
If you eat junk food, you feel less and less energetic
If you stop exercising, your muscle mass disappears (replaced by fat)
And, yes, I’ll say it: if you keep putting it off, earning your degree only gets harder, too.
I’m not here to rush anybody. If now isn’t the time to focus on college, that’s fine. If you decide to pursue a degree some other way, awesome.
But if you knew you needed a degree last year — and decided to “wait until life slows down” — let me ask you an honest question.
Are you less busy today than you were then? Or has life only gotten crazier?
That’s change. You didn’t ask for it, but it came anyway.
Earning your degree isn’t change. It’s progress.
Which means it has to come from YOU, actively committing to persevere through obstacles and take your career to the next level.
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