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

University of Atlanta is bringing out the emotional side of everyone on this Mother’s Day

This Mother’s Day, University of Atlanta is celebrating it to the fullest, it’s not just about presenting your mom that kitchen appliance that she always wanted or breakfast in bed, its right from the heart through words, giving you a chance to come out and say those things for your mom that you always felt but never expressed. Things never last, but memories live forever.

“When your mother asks, “Do you want a piece of advice?” it’s a mere formality. It doesn’t matter if you answer yes or no. You’re going to get it anyway.”

― Erma Bombeck

On 10th of May, UofA is celebrating Mother’s day to admire and give tribute to mothers all over the world, recognizing the struggles and contributions she makes each day for their children and family. Mothers are like Queen Bees, Who live to give their child the best food and shelter with love and care. UofA asked their student to share their feeling about their moms.

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A letter to my mother:

Dear Mom, at the breakfast table today, you told me all you want for Mother’s day is to spend some time with you. This wasn’t the first time she said those words to me, but today I realized something. It took me 20 years to realize it that , you were chosen to be my mother for a reason , Nobody in the world could handle the emotional monster in me, you love and care has taught me so much in the past couple of years .  Through this letter, I want to let you know that Mom, You’re the best!!

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The second Mother’s Day message was also from a student; her words were as overwhelming as a mother’s hug.

“I haven’t seen my mother for the past seven years, but she always there with me, Whenever I want to talk to her I close my eyes and she’ is there with me, listening to every word I say., she’s always in front of my eyes. I want her to just laze in her lap and tell her how much I need her and talk to her all night long, then fall asleep in her warm lap. I still remember how we used to talk all night long, and then she tucked me in. I love you, mom, I miss you with all my heart”

Let’s give all we have to our mother on this day. However they are, wherever they are, alive or dead, they can never escape away from our spirit and mind. The ultimate prize that we can and should give to our mothers on Mother’s Day is to make a resolution to elevate ourselves not merely as great personalities but as good persons.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there, from University of Atlanta! To cherish this day with us follow us on Facebook , Googleplus , Pinterest and Twitter.

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

Mind Bender

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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What’s so Amazing about the Bellwood Quarry in Atlanta – University of Atlanta Explore, Educate and Evolve Campaign

Curiosity is perhaps the best of activity that could lead towards a refined living. A well-informed person is always in search of getting to know about things he is unaware of. To become a successful individual, it is important for a person to have a broader perspective and ability to reason with logic and critique. University of Atlanta Explore, Educate and Evolve Campaign is an initiative to cater for the same cause.

Every day we share something which would add up to your information and you get to learn more about Atlanta. Today, through our informative campaign we will explore and share the facts about “Bellwood Quarry”. After today, you will know what’s so cool about The Quarry.

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The Location

The Bellwood Quarry is on about 40 acres of land near North Marietta Street in northwest Atlanta. It boasts remarkable scenery with walls of spiky stonework extending up to 450 feet high. At the bottom is clear, green water as deep as 30 feet.

Tourist Attraction of Atlanta

Did you know that “The Quarry” served as the survivor’s camp in season one of “The Walking Dead,” and acts as numerous locations in “The Hunger Games – Part 1”? Isn’t that just the coolest!

“This will become a new world-class park for the City of Atlanta,” said Atlanta Beltline communications director “It’s probably the greatest opportunity the city has had since perhaps Piedmont Park to have a magnificent green space in the middle of the city” he further added.

Bellwood Quarry is the most anticipated recreational space, not only for the people of Atlanta but also for the people visiting, tourist from all over want to visit and see the beauty which just cannot be captured with a camera lens.

Do you know?

Bellwood quarry will be new Atlanta Music Park and will be open for public soon!

Atlanta is a beautiful city and UofA is proud of to a part of it, with University of Atlanta Explore, Educate and Evolve campaign we are unfolding the most amazing facts just about everything. Join us to learn more and become a part of our unique campaign. To stay frequently updated follow is on Facebook , Google plus , Pinterest and Twitter.

Here is what you may not know about Easter – University of Atlanta Explore, Educate and Evolve

Easter is known to be the Sunday that marks the end of the Holy Week, an occasion that honors the death and rebirth of Jesus Christ. It is significantly influenced by the Christian faith as it prompts devotees to remember the last sacrifice of the Son of God. And for others it is a time of celebration with Easter Eggs, bunnies and marshmallows. So to celebrate, here are some interesting facts about Easter by the University of Atlanta Explore, Educate and Evolve Campaign.

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The Belief

Easter is the celebration of the revival of Jesus Christ in the Christian faith.

Christians consider Easter eggs to represent joy and celebration, new life and revival.

Sweet Consumption

Americans spend $1.9 billion on Easter sweets. That’s the second major candy holiday after Halloween.

70% of Easter candy purchased are chocolates.

76% of Americans believe the ears of a chocolate bunny must be the first to be eaten.

After Halloween, Easter is the biggest candy consuming holiday. 120 million pounds of candy are bought each year.

Traditions on Easter

The White House hosts an Easter Egg Roll on the front lawn each year. This tradition was started by President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1878.

Origins

The name Easter owes its origin from Eastre, the Anglo-Saxon goddess who symbolizes hare and egg.

The exchange of eggs for Easter dates back to a springtime custom older than Easter itself in which eggs were given as a symbol of rebirth in many cultures.

University of Atlanta Explore, Educate and Evolve Campaign is all about sharing the most useful pieces of information among all. If you want to be a part of this campaign follow us on Facebook , Google plus , Pinterest and Twitter.

Hope you had a lovely weekend and a joyful Easter!

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.

Fortune 500 CEOs Get an Average of 23 Minutes of Productive Time in a Day – University of Atlanta Explore, Educate & Evolve campaign

The top CEOs from the lists of Fortune 500 companies are estimated to be productive only for 23 minutes in a whole working day so what about the rest of their time? The rest of their time is spent in other routine tasks like managing the bottom line and in meetings. The thing about time is that it is same for everybody. Everyone has the same 24 hours in a day but some are able to do much more in the same 24 hours. Blog The top CEOs follow a set routine to be more productive. Every day they are concerned about how can they spend their time more effectively. According to them meetings and phone calls are the biggest productivity blocks and their biggest time wasters. They are jealous about their time and make consistent efforts to plan their 24 hour day down to every minute. They protect their time and use their daily 23 productive minutes on planning high-priority thoughts, conversations and actions only. There is a good chance that you too may think of yourself as a person with good time management skills, but you still are not getting everything done that you need to in your day. Managing time becomes so complex because everything that you have learned about time from lectures and books is all just a waste of time. Time is defined as “a point or a certain period at which things occurs” which in simple words means it is when some stuff happens. In reality, your real time is in your control, you create it and you decide how to spend it. Once you have accepted this idea you would not have time management problems anymore as you will be taking ownership and you will know that planning your time is essential and planning every minute of your day before it starts is necessary.

“The most important time of your day is the time you schedule to schedule time.”

The University of Atlanta Explore, Educate and Evolve campaign provides the students an opportunity to recognize, learn and implement the best industry practices. Join University of Atlanta on Facebook and other social platforms to find out more and contribute towards the Explore, Educate & Evolve Campaign.

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.

How To Deal With Increasing U.S. Student Debt – University Of Atlanta Explore Educate Evolve Campaign

It has been two years that every month Mark Hodge makes a $1500 payment for his outstanding student debt which has left him with another year of being unqualified for a home mortgage.

With every monthly payment of $800, Glenda Camarillo makes for her student loan she believes that she should have been saving it in her retirement account.

A vast majority of the U.S. students rely heavily on the student debt and roughly there are 37 million U.S. students who have taken more than $1 trillion student loans. This doesn’t end here, as the cost of education is still increasing, the students taking the debt believe that they will eventually climb out of it and start to build their wealth but unfortunately the repayment of this debt is a major issue in the later life of the students.

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This is increasing disparity, which is widening the gap between the wealthy and everyone else. The debtors are less likely to catch up with their wealthy fellows who began their life free of the debt. Even if they are making the same amount of money after getting the same masters or doctorate they are still making less and would accumulate fewer assets in the long term as compared to their fellows because they don’t have any debt to pay.

In the U.S. a typical loan repayment schedule standard is 10 years and it has been observed that those graduates who immediately start building their wealth through stocks, bonds or housing see their investment grow more while the indebted ones have to keep paying interest and principal for years.

Well, no other students need to be another one of the 37 million victims of this student debt. The students need to explore better financing options, they need to educate them about the aids, scholarships and immediate value for money from their program and they need to evolve with the online learning solutions at University of Atlanta. Come explore, educate and evolve at the University of Atlanta and help us defeat student debt once and for all.

Why is Atlanta Represented as a Symbol Called the Phoenix? – University of Atlanta Explore Educate Evolve Campaign

We all love this mythological Egyptian bird called the Phoenix. But have you ever wondered that what is the relation between this magical bird and the city of Atlanta?

University of Atlanta has launched this new campaign where we will share the most amazing facts just about everything with our students worldwide. There are hidden glorious yet knowledgeable facts about things that we see every day but don’t get time to search about the history behind them. We strive to make learning interesting for our students all around the world. With University of Atlanta Explore Educate Evolve campaign let’s make learning an exploratory rendezvous!!

Phoenix the Magical Bird

In Greek mythology, a phoenix or phenix is a long-lived bird that is constantly renewed, reborn and regenerated, Magical isn’t it!? It is associated with the sun, a phoenix gets new life by arising from the ashes of its ancestor. But there are a few versions where this mythical bird expires. According to some myths, the phoenix could live over more than a thousand years before its rebirth.

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Why is Atlanta represented as a symbol called the Phoenix?

Atlanta is represented as a symbol of the mythological Egyptian bird called the Phoenix. Here is why!?

A historic fire incident that was purposely set to destroy the city justifies the symbol. Atlanta, like the Phoenix, rose from the ashes to become a powerful city.

Atlanta rose from the ashes

Atlanta is all about return, renewal and rebirth just like its symbol – The Phoenix. Although most people know that the city burned during the Civil War, few of even her own present citizens are aware that the city suffered another shocking fire incident in 1917. So Atlanta has factually risen from the ashes not once, but twice.

No wonder that the legendary phoenix was adopted as a symbol for the expanding city. Established as a railroad hub, the city suffered through the Civil War, led the way during the civil rights movement, became a transportation phenomenon, and rose to greatness.

Unfortunately, until recently, the powers that be and the citizenry placed too little value on preservation, and much significant historic architecture was lost. Today, saving historical buildings is still a challenge.

Although the Fraklin Garrett – Former official historian once said –

“In Atlanta, there’s nothing they wouldn’t tear down to make a parking lot. The only thing in the Atlanta area that never has been moved is Stone Mountain.”

Most of the stunning buildings in today’s intense, breath taking and beautiful skyline are less than thirty years old. Therefore, despite the city’s antebellum roots, Atlanta looks and feels vibrant and lively and is constantly reinventing and modernizing itself.

There’s a reason why students of University of Atlanta feel privileged to be a part of such a great city and studying in the university which had a strong historical back ground. Like Atlanta our motto is to “never give up” get up and never let anything come in your way.

Live your life, follow your passions and achieve your dreams. Explore! Educate! Evolve!