Stop what you’re doing, and read.
Don’t try to do two things at once. Humans are not good at multitasking. So take my advice: try to face each activity for the rest of the day like you actually want to do it. Life’s too short to live each day with a bare minimum level of enthusiasm. It’s too short to try to do the first five things on your to-do list all at once, and then realize you didn’t really do any of them as you had hoped. And it’s certainly too short for not enjoying a single thing you do all day.
Maya Angelou, an American poet, once said, “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” You can always change something about your life because you can always change something about yourself. One easy way to change something about your self is to simply be inspired!
Buy tea with quotes on the tea bags. Write inspirational quotes on post-its and stick them all over your house. Make time to get coffee with a friend. Smile at strangers. Carry your camera with you all day one day and take pictures of your every day life, finding the magic in your routines. Admire them; remember why you chose this life. Pay attention to the world around you; the things around you; the people around you – that’s where you find inspiration. And when you find that 'little something' that gives you your second wind, go back to what you were doing, and do it like you mean it! Be inspired – it’s the only way to live.
There is a considerable difference between writing a paper and writing a good paper. The difference is between the student who actually wanted to write the paper, and the one who didn’t; the difference is the amount of energy within the individual while he or she was writing the paper. If you’re going to write, write with intention. If you’re going to run, run like you mean it!
“There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.” –Unknown
Mediocrity killed the cat, inspiration brought it back.
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Lia Vosti is an undergraduate at Santa Clara University, majoring in Bioengineering. Growing up together, her words always made the most obscure situations crisp and clear. She is the up and coming Renaissance woman, able to give homely advise after a day in the lab, and wise beyond her years.