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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Right Hobbies to Boost Your Career Prospects

It’s no secret that more companies are now hiring for cultural fit in an effort to capitulate higher performing candidates. As one study from the prominent University of Atlanta’s analysis and research center discovered that, many employers are now bringing focus to a candidate’s hobbies and analyze their personality accordingly. In fact, many employers indicated that these hobbies and benefits candidates more than experience and qualification when selecting an individual for a job.

You might think that having skills is what really attracts an employer, and hobbies carry no credibility, but if you’re a job seeker, this means that you may want to take up a hobby or two in order to make yourself more attractive to prospective employers and boost your employability –Pick hobbies that would add up to your strength, It all depends on what type of personal strengths you’re looking to showcase!  University of Atlanta experts in career counseling have short listed a few hobbies that would elevate your strength and benefit your standing in the industry.

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Outdoor Sports

Hobbies like cycling, running or swimming would suggest that the person has strength and power. It would be the exact quality that would be required for a person who is looking for a career in sales or business development.

Adrenaline Rush

Mountain climbing, scuba diving, skydiving and mountain cycling are high risk taking activities, this clearly states that the person has a risk taking personality and he is not afraid to experience new and exciting things. These people are leaders that will give a major impact in their resume and personality.

The Creativity in You

Hobbies such as painting, photography and cooking, these hobbies clearly brings out the creative side of you. This kind of people are a best fit for social media, marketing, design and Public relations. Your hobbies truly reflect your characteristics.

Group Sports
Team sports such as hockey, cricket, football or dodge ball  shows off that you are a team player and your can very well work with the people around you, and this quality is useful in every team based environment and people having such qualities are desirable and well appreciated in every organization.

Mind Bending Strategic Games
Games like Chess,  Sudoku and Backgammon classifies that you enjoy thinking strategically,  these kind of people are a best-fit in industries where policy makers, developers, and strategic formulation is the key factor for the required  vacancy for e.g. planning based role.

Creative writing

If you own a personal blog where you share information such as blogging, poetry and short stories you are the best fit for in places such as content writing, communications or writing editors. This type of skill is extremely appreciated for editorial arrangements, public relations positions with a prominence on communications, or social media-type roles.

Important Note – Don’t Fake a Hobby!

It’s significant to note that if a hobby makes you miserable, you probably shouldn’t do it – even if it will amaze employers. The same goes for constructing an interest in certain hobbies. If you fake an interest in team sports despite being the type that runs away from the ball, it might not work out so well for you, what if you’re hired and asked to join the company’s volleyball team it will be embarrassing right?

University of Atlanta Career Center and student council makes sure that graduates of UofA are not lagging behind and are always up-to-date with what happens around them. At present, UofA student are working in reputed firms all around the world. To stay connected and learn more follow us on Facebook , Googleplus, Pinterest and Twitter.

Read This before you make a Donation to the Victims of Nepal Earthquake – University of Atlanta Explore, Educate & Evolve Campaign

This is the right time if you have been thinking of making a donation to help the victims of the Nepal Earthquake. The University of Atlanta Explore, Educate & Evolve Campaign has put together the following important things that you need to do before making a donation to the Nepal Earthquake victims.

The spokesperson from the Center of Global Development has said that the victims of the Nepal Earthquake need your help right now as the first few weeks are the best time to make a donation. The aid that reaches the victims in the first few weeks is life-saving in nature since the local aid capacity at this time is near to zero.

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It is a common practice that after every disaster there are a sheer number of organizations that come around asking for charity, but you need to select the right organization so that your donation reaches the victims. Here is what you need to do!

First of all you need to look at the organizations web presence. Check if it has a designated web page for Nepal Earthquake, check if there is some information available online about their previous relief campaigns and if the organization is allowed to spend money for the Nepal victims.

You also need to ensure that the organization you are making a donation to has a presence in Nepal and it is preferable that the organization has a ground presence along with good relations with the government and community as well as it should have some prior experience of disaster relief management.

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If you are still confused you can pick out any organization from this list originally published by the New York Times about the groups that are seeking donations for relief efforts in Nepal:

  •  American Jewish World Service
  • AmeriCares
  • The Salvation Army
  • International Medical Corps
  • Handicap International
  • Unicef
  • PayPal
  • Mercy Corps
  • Catholic Relief Services
  • Habitat for Humanity International
  • Global Giving
  • The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
  • Oxfam
  • World Vision
  • Red Cross
  • United Nations World Food Program
  • Samaritan’s Purse
  • CARE
  • Save the Children
  • Lutheran World Relief
  • The Jewish Federations of North America
  • SOS: Children’s Villages International
  • MAP International
  • International Relief Teams
  • Project Concern International
  • Operation Blessing International

Moreover, It is advised that you avoid making any direct payments to personal bank account numbers and always ask questions if there is not enough information available on the organization’s website because it is your right to know where your money is going, how it is going to be spent and whether it is reaching the victims or not.

Lastly, we will advise you to be patient as the situation in Nepal is quite chaotic. On media it may feel like nothing is being done but it doesn’t mean that donations are not reaching the victims because the destruction is massive and it will take years not months to have things come close to normal.

The University of Atlanta wants you to keep these things in mind before making a donation to help the victims of the Nepal Earthquake. You can follow us on FacebookGoogle Plus , Pinterest and Twitter to stay updated.

Reduce, Reuse & Recycle with University of Atlanta Explore, Educate and Evolve Campaign

Our land is our treasure and to save it from hazards is our social responsibility. We want you to make smart choices and save the mother earth. The message of Reduce, Reuse & Recycle, is to eliminate problems such as global warming and deforestation. With University of Atlanta Explore, Educate and Evolve Campaign, follow these 3R’s and help create a better world.

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Let’s learn how to make these three R’s work:

REDUCE

The best way to manage waste is to not produce it. This can be done by shopping carefully and being aware of a few guidelines:

Tips that can help you contribute.

  • Buy products in bulk, avoid over-packaged goods, especially ones packed with several materials such as foil, paper, and plastic.
  • Make sure that you always purchase durable goods – ones that are well-built or that which carry warranties.

REUSE

It makes economic and environmental sense to reuse products. Sometimes it takes creativity.

  • One can save paper and plastic bags, repair broken appliances, toys and furniture.
  • Use resealable containers rather than plastic wraps. Use ceramic coffee mug instead of paper cups.

RECYCLE

The process of recycling means to make a new product out of an old product. You can contribute by:

  • Purchase goods made from recycled material. Look for the recycling symbol or ask store managers or salesmen.
  • Check collection centers and curbside pickup services to see what they accept, and begin collecting those materials.

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Learn to become environmental friendly and use tips that would save the earth. University of Atlanta Evolve, Educate and Explore campaign wants to spread the message of education and humanity this campaign is an initiative towards a better and brighter tomorrow.

Stay connected with University of Atlanta and explore ways to make a difference join us and share your contributions. To get frequent updates don’t forget to follow UofA on Facebook , Google plus , Pinterest and Twitter.

Take a Look at the House of News in Atlanta – University of Atlanta Explore, Educate and Evolve

With the world changing so dynamically and improvements taking place every now and then adding towards technological advancements, there is so much to offer to an individual’s success. As an educational institution, it’s our responsibility to spread awareness about everything to not only our students but to all those who have a passion for learning

The CNN Center in Atlanta is known for its beautiful structure and for visitors it is amusing to see how things function behind the scene. With our unique campaign, we will explore what really goes around this building.

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THE CNN Center – House of News

The CNN Center is the world headquarters of CNN. The main newsrooms and studios for numerous of CNN’s news channels are located in this house. The facility’s commercial office space is occupied entirely by CNN and its parent company, Turner Broadcasting System, a subsidiary of Time Warner.

What attracts tourist the most?

The tour starts in a small theater with an explanation of the control room function then progresses to a set mock up complete with newscaster desk and green screen. Tourist can get their picture taken behind the presenter’s desk and buy it at the end of the tour in the CNN Store.

Something for Everyone

Once they continue the mock set they get to look into the CNN world headquarters set, the CCN Atlanta set, and CNN Espanol. Then the tour ends with a small video highlighting their top news anchors, such as Soledad O’Brien and Wolf Blitzer and a stop at the CNN store. People who are interested in becoming anchors can get a proper newscast done with professional attire.

Hotels in CNN Center

The indoor portion of CNN center used to be an amusement park. Now it’s a spacious open concept food court area. There are hotels and offices all linked to this building as well as the CNN World HQ with the various Turner type showcase such as Cartoon Network, Atlanta Braves and CNN stores.

The Indoor Structure

One thing that really amuses the visitors is the tables which are actually a map of the world.  This is something not really easy to see unless you are on the top floors.

Since we believe in empowering the students and the communities connected to UofA, we have received a remarkable response as a result of our initiatives thus marking our place in the top league. To ensure the world continues to evolve with advancements, University of Atlanta will continue to discover with University of Atlanta Evolve, Educate and Explore Campaign. To learn more about our campaign follow us on Facebook , Google plus , Pinterest and Twitter.

Get to know about the World of Coca Cola in Atlanta – University of Atlanta Explore, Educate and Evolve

Interest is conceivably the best of activity that could lead towards a cultured living. A well-informed individual is always in search of getting to know about things he is ignorant of. To become a successful individual, it is imperative for a person to have a broader perspective and ability to reason with sense and criticism. 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 unique campaign we will explore and share the facts about “World of Coca Cola”.

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A museum dedicated to a soft drink in Atlanta, GA

Atlanta is the home of Coca-Cola, the world’s biggest most successful soft drink producer. Located in the heart of Downtown Atlanta, the World of Coca-Cola is a truly captivating to look at how Coca-Cola came to be a global sensation. There are a lot of interesting things that visitors can try, such as: Try your hand at mixing up your own fizzy drink recipe, see how you look inside a container of bubbly cola, spend an hour reading Coca-Cola advertisements through the years, pose for a photo with the beloved Coca-Cola Polar Bear and peek inside the Vault of the Secret Formula.

Why it is a must visit for tourist?

People who visit Atlanta make sure that they take a stop at this amazing museum of soft drink. At the end of the tour, one can sample more than 60 Coca-Cola products from around the world.

History of World of Coca Cola

Initially, the World of Coke was a permanent fixture at the Underground (an entertainment center in Downtown Atlanta). In the early 2000’s, the museum locked down and plans to reopen the World of Coke in its new, much larger location began to take shape. What’s really thrilling about the World of Coke is that the tour traces of the past, present and the future of the product that has come to represent American custom and originality.

We are experiencing a lot of responses 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.

You can become of a part of it by following us on Facebook , Google plus , Pinterest and Twitter so that we can inspire you every day.

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.

Atlanta is Home to Four Professional Sports Teams – University of Atlanta Explore, Educate and Evolve Campaign

University of Atlanta is exploring the most amazing facts about Atlanta with its newly launched campaign. We are inviting students from all over the world to explore and learn with us. There are numerous reasons to be a part of UofA and we will tell you why!

University of Atlanta explore, educate and evolve campaign is all about digging out some most interesting facts with were unknown till now. Through this campaign we have explored a lot about Atlanta. We now know the history behind the phoenix and how Atlanta struggled and rose. We know how it has become a powerhouse of higher education. And just recently we shared some amazing yet interesting laws applied in the US including Atlanta.

Today, we will share another delightful fact about Atlanta. We have proved that nothing can beat us, we have been demonstrating our strength on the field since the beginning of time.  Atlanta is home to four professional sports team.

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Let’s have a look at these teams and how they made us proud.  

Braves (Baseball)

The Atlanta Braves are a Major League Baseball (MLB) team in Atlanta, Georgia, playing in the Eastern Division of the National League. The Braves have played home games since 1997 and play spring training games in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. So next time you are watch a match don’t forget to give a shout out to Braves. Although Braves won only one World Series but still they are Atlanta’s beloved team.

Falcons (Football)

The Atlanta Falcons are a professional American football team based in Atlanta, Georgia. They are a member of the South Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL). People of Atlanta are proud of their teams and as a student of University of Atlanta regardless of your location you are a part of The Falcons. Many team players of The Falcons have been awarded Hall of Fame.

Hawks (Basketball)

The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. They are part of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference in the NBA. On January 31, 2015, the Hawks became the first NBA team to go 17-0 in a calendar month by beating Portland.

Go Hawks! University of Atlanta is proud of you!!

Thrashers (Hockey)

The Atlanta Thrashers were an American professional ice hockey team based in Atlanta, Georgia. Atlanta was granted a franchise in the National Hockey League, and became the league’s 28th franchise when it began play in the NHL season. The team went through a lot of troubles and finally relocated. In earlier days the Thrashers were known as one of the best teams in the world of Hockey.

We don’t want you to miss a thing about the Atlanta and its amazing facts. So do not forget to stay updated and follow us on Facebook, Google plus, Pinterest and Twitter.

There’s a lot more coming your way! Join us and become a part to explore, evolve and educate!