Excuses Most People Make That Stop Them from Reaching Their Dreams

Have you ever said or done something that stopped and discouraged you from taking action toward your goals?

Reasons and undesirable self-talk are common problems and are what usually stops most of us from achieving our dreams. But they aren’t deceptive until we become aware of them. And it’s not until you become responsive of them that you can start to begin changing them to help you move forward.

Here are 12 of the most common explanations people use that stop them from reaching their dreams:

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  1. I’m too old to start.

As long as you’re still living and breathing, you still have all the resources to turn your life around. All it takes is determination and desire.

  1. I’m not talented enough.

Talent alone isn’t enough to be truly prosperous. It might help you progress faster, but ultimately, all it requires is hard work and dedication to improving.

  1. I’m not smart enough.

Don’t despair if you feel you lack the knowledge to pursue your goals. There is a good reason why you lack the knowledge—you’re just starting! The key to learning is to start from somewhere and make progress.

  1. I don’t have the support.

While having the support is beneficial, it will not be the reason for your success and is simply ideal for getting you through hard times. The biggest things that matter in your journey toward success and achievement is your drive and motivation.

  1. I don’t have enough time to discover what I like.

If you sit down and make a list of all the things you do in a typical day, you’ll begin to realize that you actually have enough time. Figure out what is wasting your time, and replace it with the things that will get you to your goals.

  1. I don’t know if I will succeed.

The greatest mystery about life is in not knowing what’s going to happen. Sometimes, your journey will take you on roads you never thought existed.

  1. I’m just not lucky enough.

All of us are lucky all of the time. The difference is, you just don’t see the opportunities presented to you due to lack of preparation. Focus on preparing yourself for them, so when an opportunity comes, you naturally will become luckier.

  1. I’m not destined to succeed.

Everything that ultimately happens in your life is all due, in part, to the decisions you make. If that’s your current belief about yourself then, chances are, you’re right.

  1. I’m not motivated enough.

If you lack the drive to do whatever it is you hope to do, there’s a chance you don’t want it badly enough or see it as something you really want.

  1. I’m not educated enough.

Education isn’t necessarily something you have to learn at school. You can never have enough education to get started. If you’re unsure, just take action anyway and learn along the way. Experience always will be the best educator.

  1. I can’t handle failure.

If that’s your belief, then it’s a lie. We are rejected every day of our lives, but we fail to see the rejections because we don’t choose to acknowledge them. Learn to detach yourself from outcomes and to see the process as journey of self-discovery.

  1. I will start tomorrow.

There is no such as a future, only the present. If you genuinely have the time to do something now, then use the opportunity and go and do it. You will feel a lot more energized and motivated, knowing you’ve pushed yourself and made progress.

Now, stop making excuses that keep you from reaching your dreams. Go forth and prosper!University of Atlanta makes sure all their students are prominent and respectable addition in the corporate environment and before entering the real world they are very well aware of the importance of communication. These tips will help fresh graduates and people who are already working in the corporate atmosphere. To stay connected and learn more follow us on Facebook , Google plus , Pinterest and Twitter

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All you need to know about Earth Day – University of Atlanta Explore, Educate and Evolve Campaign

Earth Day is an annual event created to rejoice the planet’s environment and educate about pollution. The day, marked on April 22, is observed worldwide with marches, seminars, activities and service plans. With University of Atlanta Explore, Educate and Evolve campaign we aim to spread awareness about our mother earth and reveal a few facts with were unknown of till now. Let’s make a different and join hands to make this world a better place.

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The Earth Day

The first Earth day was celebrated in 1970. Nelson, after seeing the damage done by a 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California, was encouraged to organize a national “teach-in” that was dedicated to educating the public about the environment.

Political impact

Though Earth Day may now be symbolized with small-scale tree planting and volunteer cleanup projects, the first Earth Day actually had its sights set on bigger political projects. Earth Day protests created public support for the formation of the Environmental Protection Agency, authorized by Congress in December 1970. Earth Day also added to the causes such as clean water, clean air and protection of endangered species acts.

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Few facts that will amaze you!

  • The garbage in a landfill stays for about 30 years.
  • In 1995 over 200 of the world, landfills were full.
  • Each person throws away approximately four pounds of garbage every day.
  • One bus carries as many people as 40 cars!
  • More than 1/3 of all energy is used by people at home
  • Most families throw away about 88 pounds of plastic every year
  • We each use about 12,000 gallons of water every year
  • 1/3 of all water is used to flush the toilet.
  • The 500 million automobiles on earth burn an average of 2 gallons of fuel a day.
  • Each gallon of fuel releases 20 pounds of carbon dioxide into the air.
  • Approximately 5 million tons of oil produced in the world each ear ends up in the ocean.
  • The energy we save when we recycle one glass bottle is enough to light a traditional light bulb for four hours
  • For every 2000 pounds of paper (1 ton) recycled, we save 7,000 gallons of water free from chemicals.
  • Recycled paper requires 64% less energy than making paper from virgin wood pulp, and can save many trees
  • Every ton of paper that is recycled saves 17 trees

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Learn About the Most Captivating Six Flags Over Georgia – University of Atlanta Educate, Explore and Evolve

If you love to travel and adventure excites you the most. Then, “Six flags over Georgia” is the place for you. University of Atlanta Explore, Educate and Evolve campaign lets you discover the most remarkable things just about everything. Our goal is to evolve everyone and enlighten them with a shower of knowledge and understanding.

With this campaign today, we will learn about Six Flag Over Georgia! A famous amusement park in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Learn about the most breathtaking rides in Six Flag Over Georgia

Acrophobia

This mind-blowingly tall tower soars 200 feet straight up. This is no regular free fall. Usually on those types of rides, you at least have the benefit of a ground to rest your feet on as you scoot up to the top of incredible heights. But not this time, because you’re going floorless.

Georgia Scorcher

This is known as Georgia’s famous stand-up coaster, delivering white hot fun on a daily basis. Visitors be strapped in fully standing for this soaring blast through the sky. Right away you’ll feel how standing adds smoothness to an intimidating journey through the most pummeling thrills the South has to offer.

Georgia Cyclone

There is nothing more exciting than a wooden roller coaster ride. The remarkable wooden architecture unfolds over 2,970 feet of track. But before you go anywhere you’ll first have to climb up a 95-foot hill. It’s so tall there’ll be plenty of time to savor the long haul up to the great adventure waiting on the other side

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In fact, many courageous heroes have been on this riddle before you, on this triple-looping 50 mile-per-hour steel roller coaster. This classic looper has been shocking riders for many years now.

These are just a few rides out of many, Six Flag is definitely a place to be! With University of Atlanta’s unique campaign, you will learn about the most exciting facts about places, people and life.

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Atlanta is Birth Home of Martin Luther King Jr. – University of Atlanta Explore, Educate and Evolve Campaign

University of Atlanta is exploring the most astonishing and interesting facts about history among everyone. Each day we share something exciting yet knowledgeable for our readers. The popularity of University of Atlanta explore, educate and evolve camping proves that people love to learn and enjoy to unveil hidden truths about history, literature, arts, sport and much more.

We are well aware of numerous facts of Atlanta till now, including how Atlanta rose from the ashes, the history behind phoenix, why it is called the powerhouse of high education and its involvement in sports. Today, we will talk the most famous civil rights campaigner in history Martin Luther king Jr.

Most of us know him from his famous speech “I Have a Dream” delivered in August 28, 1963, in which he calls for an end to discrimination in the US. The speech was a significant moment of the American Civil Rights Movement.

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Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. King, both a Baptist minister and civil-rights activist, had a seismic influence on race relations in the United States.

There are few facts that some of us are still unaware about Martin Luther King Jr. Join us and explore these facts with University of Atlanta Explore, Educate and Evolve campaign.

Youngest Peace Prize Winner Ever

Dr. King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, at the time he was the youngest Peace Prize winner ever, at the age of 35. His acceptance speech included –

 “I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right temporarily defeated is stronger than evil triumphant.”

He Got a C in Public Speaking

Although Dr. King is known as the man of his words. But in his first year of seminary school, one of Dr. King’s professors gave him a C in a public speaking course.

Martin was originally named Michael

His name was originally Michael, not Martin.  His father was also Michael King, hence why Martin Luther King Jr. was originally named Michael King Jr.

King’s Assignation

Martin Luther King was assassinated in 1968, while standing on the balcony of his motel room.

University of Atlanta explore, educate and evolve campaign honors contributions of Dr. King. To learn more about our campaign follow us on Facebook , Google plus , Pinterest and Twitter.

Getting a college degree will make you eligible for 90% of Jobs in America – University of Atlanta Explore, Educate & Evolve Campaign

The American economy is becoming more and more advanced with each passing day. In this increasingly technologically advanced industry the need for qualified and competent professionals is soaring.

This advancement has given ‘being qualified’ a new meaning in the recent few years in America. The minimum level of education has increased and now 90% of all jobs in America require education or technical training beyond high school. College education has become a necessity and good college education is nowadays tied to a good paying job.

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It is a fact that in today’s American workplace, 85% of current jobs and 90% of new jobs requires at least a college or post-secondary education and according to the White House, by the year 2020, an estimated 35 percent of jobs in America will be requiring atleast a bachelor’s degree and 30 percent will require some college or an associate degree.

The times have changed and it is now crucial to get a college degree because today’s economy is a knowledge-based economy where knowledge is power and it now controls your every opportunity and career advancement. The cost of education is also soaring but the only thing that will prove to be more expensive than going for a college degree in America is not going for one.  Nowadays, a college degree is not only tied to getting a worthy job but it is also directly related to an affluent lifestyle and income stability.

University of Atlanta is a leading education provider that aims to spread knowledge globally. Keeping in mind the objective, University of Atlanta has recently launched a campaign (Explore, Educate & Evolve) which aims to spread knowledge across the board and overcome the barriers. Become a part of the Explore, Educate & Evolve Campaign to take advantage of the unique learning opportunities.

Things You Just Don’t Say To People from Atlanta – University of Atlanta Explore, Educate & Evolve Campaign

People of Atlanta are proud their significant history, being one of the most influential city, Atlanta makes an active contribution in higher education, art and sports. This city has a fascinating and distinctive background. University of Atlanta truly believes in learning and revealing historical facts among students which were unknown to the world until today. With University of Atlanta Explore, Educate and Evolve campaign we aim to share small bits and pieces of information which will add up to your awareness about the city.

We are well aware of the fact that every city has its own norms and rules. Today we will share something interesting about the citizens of Atlanta. We will share a few things which you just don’t say to people from Atlanta.

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  1. “You live in Atlanta? But you don’t have an accent.”

Too many people venture to the South expecting to hear that stereotypical thick, exaggerated drawl — the kind that charms up images of a 90’s movie with mint juleps, and white suits. Truth is, that drawl is a creation of Hollywood’s imagination. But in reality it’s not true, it’s just a perception!

  1. Yes, every street is named Peach tree!

People from Atlanta are constantly teased about street named “Peachtree”. Yes there are number of streets called peach tree street, lane or avenue. It’s a fact, there are about 90 Atlanta streets that incorporate some variation of “Peach” and “Tree” into their labels.

  1. Atlanta is not bad in sports!

Recently, a magazine column labelled Atlanta as the “The Worst Sports Town in America”, a label people didn’t like and, more importantly, don’t deserve to be labelled. People of Atlanta are huge fan of sports, it is home to four professional sport teams and they love to out for games. Last year, the Atlanta Falcons ranked 13th out of 32 NFL teams. The Atlanta Braves also ranked 13th out of the 30 Major League Baseball teams.

  1. Don’t compare Atlanta with New York

Atlanta takes pride in its own morals, uniqueness, and panache. Although, there are a few things which cannot simply match New York. But Atlanta is more than happy with its own cultural values.

  1. Mind your manners.

People of Atlanta are known for being particular about their manners. If you go a restaurant and yell, Waiter!!! No sire they do not stand this behavior. Saying “please,” “thank you,” and “how are you?” may slow things down, but social details are something Atlantans happily make time for.

We are experiencing a great deal of response and appreciation from students and everyone involved, University of Atlanta is keeping up with the tradition of giving to the world. The results keep on getting better with more and more individuals becoming connected with the cause.

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Atlanta is a Power House of Higher Education – University of Atlanta Explore, Educate & Evolve Campaign

University is Atlanta sure is proud of its distinguished historical background. Let’s have a run through of why is Atlanta known as the power house of higher education. Atlanta is one of the regions for having the most prominent research institutions. If you are already well aware of a famous fact about Atlanta that – Atlanta rose from the ashes. It survived from many incidents which were planned to damage the city completely but it stood strong.

Fact: Only five U.S. metro areas totaled higher ed research spending of $1 billion or more in 2005. Atlanta was one of them.

The Atlanta region appreciates the attention of several colleges and universities matched by few U.S. metropolitan areas. The region is frequently ranked among the top tier across more than 20 measures of higher education. That’s one great achievement for Atlanta. A literate population means a better pool of workforce capacity, higher returns and a broader tax rates.

A diversity in degree programs in a traditional learning set up or with online education means there is something for everyone, from entering freshmen to adults seeking advanced degrees. And campuses across the region bring arts and entertainment, business, research and public service to their districts.

The area that centers on Atlanta is home to more than 40 colleges and universities that enroll more than 200,000 students. These foundations offer a wide-range of degree programs, giving opportunities to more than 70,000 individuals in stable career. High schools and universities in Atlanta attract millions of visitors to arts, sports, educational, and alumni events. They spend billions in the field of education which is why it is famous as a Power house of Higher Education

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But figures can’t really explain the real relationship between Atlanta and education. These foundations touch individual lives with scholastic, traditional, cultural and economic benefits throughout the region.

“A person like myself, born and raised in the inner city of Atlanta, Georgia, to lower-middle-class parents. But I had the opportunity to get an education, to go and earn a commission in the United States Army, to serve for 22 years, to lead men and women in combat.”- Allen West

Something for Everyone

Atlanta’s educational system offers an astonishing mix of missions and learning settings—from inner city high rises to tree-lined quads, from well-known research establishments to best arts colleges, from automated institutes to specialized schools of medicine and art. This means the prospects to progress through education is open to everyone. Not just this, University of Atlanta itself is known for offering the most dynamic courses to students worldwide which means there is literally something for everyone.

University of Atlanta Explore, Educate & Evolve Campaign is all about highlighting the facts which were unknown to most. To keep up with our campaign and get frequently updated visit our social media websites. Follow us on Facebook , Twitter and Google plus.

Distance Learning Benefits – 10 Great Reasons to Study Online

Online education is rapidly growing and today more and more working adults are opting for distance learning and are receiving their education online. People usually don’t think twice anymore before they enroll in online education courses primarily because nowadays everybody’s doing it and these online education courses are offered from credible and accredited universities. There has been a lot of buzz about all the benefits of studying online and it is time to find out why:

Benefits of Online Education

  1. Flexibility:

Flexibility is number one on the list. These days people have so much to do that they do not have the time nor the energy to study in a full time academic program at a physical campus. A working adult may have wife, kids, extended family to visit on weekends, and now education too for which time needs to be spared but with distance learning programs you can study at your own specified time and at your own pace.

  1. Networking:

When you enroll for an online program, the university may be in a different city than your current city. Same would be the case with your classmates. With distance learning you get a chance to extend your social and academic network.

  1. Variety of schools and programs:

A candidate opting for online education gets to choose from several online schools which may or may not be in the same city. Not only that, but there are well in demand online courses that a working individual can opt for rather than a regular 2-year or 4-year degree program.

  1. Pay less, study more:

Yes, it really is the case. Online schools usually charge a fee that is less than the traditional schools because the online schools do not have high overhead costs that involve, for example, a library fee, a pool fee, gym fee, campus maintenance, building renovation and others.

  1. Less commute:

An online program provides the benefit to study-on-desktop for all their education courses. Long hours commute to attend classes won’t be a part of the daily routine in an online class unless sometimes if there are certain sessions that need to be attended in-person, then that certain cost has to be considered.

  1. A better learning environment:

It is highly probable that an online student may come across guest lecturers from around the world along with highly qualified teachers and industry experts. Distance learning provides E-learning solutions and provides the convenience of connecting easily to the experts throughout the world. E-learning helps students to comfortably study in a library, at home or at any other quiet place.

  1. Career advancement:

Work and study go together and if the working adult is wise enough to choose just the right online course that pairs and complements his current career then the professional is certainly on the right track that allows for unprecedented growth and definite career advancement opportunities.

  1. Study at your own pace:

Distance learning students have the liberty to develop a pace that suits them the best and they are allowed to study at their own pace without any time and pressure deadlines. Study at your own pace and decide the amount of concepts to consume at a time.

  1. Course material access:

There’s easy and instant access to course material online wherever, whenever, even if the system’s hard drive fails, just download them once again.

  1. Reliable:

Distance learning is reliable, respected and trusted by individuals and organizations all around the world. According to a study, all the reputed schools are coming up with online programs to get ahead in the race of becoming a better education provider.

Today, more people are turning towards online universities and are receiving their higher education online. You too should avail this opportunity and utilize all the benefits of online education at leading online universities. Happy e-learning!

About the Author:

Rodney Solares is a University of Atlanta Master’s Degree holder and is a proud advocate of University of Atlanta. He experienced drastic changes in his career and received offers from several multinationals right after he graduated from University of Atlanta. He believes that the online Master’s degree program from University of Atlanta has taken him to new heights.