Think of changing your mindset like you would change a tire. Charge your battery and put some gas in your tank. Life is a journey use your GPS to create your own path. The following quotes can be helpful:
- If you don't design
your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess
what they have planned for you? Not much. Jim Rohn
- When you reach the end
of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on. Franklin D. Roosevelt
Against the Odds Scholarship Recipient
You can make it if you try!
We are pleased to award Malachi Swindler a Scholarship to apply towards
his academics at North Carolina A&T State University. He is all settled in at college and working
towards an Engineering Degree.
We have watched Malachi’s journey, provided mentoring
services, supported him with referrals when needed and has been his biggest
cheerleader. What makes this award so special is that he became known to us as a boy who wanted direction and sort
out help from two partners with Pitt County Family Development Corp.
It's All About Attitude! Let us work on our ABC’s
Attitude and Behavior Challenge us to be our best self.
Merriam Webster defines attitude, behavior and challenge in the following way:
settled way of thinking or feeling about someone or something,
typically one that is reflected in a person's behavior.
is the way
in which one acts or conducts oneself, especially toward others.
A Challenge is something that puts you to the test —
like standing up for oneself.
You were made to sparkle. So encourage yourself. Positive self talk can go a long way.
You are not the only fish in the sea traveling upstream. You can stand out by being you. The trick is to find your stride, put one arm in front of you and sail with the school of fish. Remember, you are not alone.
Here are some quotes to get you sailing:
“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times,
if one only remembers to turn on the light.”– J.K. Rowling
The Woodson Center
Pitt County Family Development Corporation, Inc., is proud to be a part of this organization. The Woodson Center works with nonprofits to empower leaders through resources, to access funding, provide leadership development training and technical assistance to uplift neighborhoods.
It is exciting to come together via Zoom to talk with other nonprofits and to hear about programs and projects they are undertaking. It is through this type of engagement that nonprofits feel inspired rather than feeling they are alone with the needs being so great.
- To find yourself, you must have a goal and a plan.
- Mistakes reminds us that we are trying.
To Day is Your Day
Make a note about your awesomeness.
Fake it until you make it.
Develop a plan to reach your goal.
Do positive self talk. "I can..."
Exercise your right to be happy,
Drink from the cup of hope.
Mediate, relax and visualize your next move.
Move! Nothing can be accomplished if you are sedentary.
A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step (Lao-tzu).
Are you game? How does a Retreat in Virginia sound? Lets travel this road together in 2014. The Journey will begin January through August. I will explore many topics relevant to life's journey. I look forward to sharing ideas that will lead to us accomplishing a life desired goal. I will explore many topics from getting started to obstacles and roadblocks, to reaching your goal. Life is a journey for those who are not faint of heart.
Today, this song by Harold Melvin/the
Blue Notes, “Wake Up Everybody”kept
dancing in my head. Here is a little of it:
Wake up everybody no more sleepin in bed
No more backward thinkin time for thinkin ahead
The world has changed so very much
From what it used to be so
there is so much hatred war an' poverty
Wake up all the teachers time to teach a new way
Maybe then they'll listen to whatcha have to say
Cause they're the ones who's coming up and the world is in their hands
when you teach the children teach em the very best you can.
Hold fast to
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.
Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.
these challenging times, we must hold on to our dreams. We must hold on to possibilities of a better
day, a brighter tomorrow. Moreover,
never allow others to steal you ability to dream. The naysayers will discredit your
dreams. They will fill that space with
doubt and fear. To stay focus: Think it
and ink it!