1 Quote: Using Inspiration to Attain Personal Goals

Inspiration can come from anything or anyone, role models (Richard Lugar - below), or famous quotes.

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One quote that defines my inspiration to seek achievement for personal goals is as follows.

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." - Mahatma Gandhi

Here is a video to challenge you to be more than just yourself, but someone much more mature.

https://www.ted.com/talks/david_brooks_should_you_live_for_your_resume_or_your_eulogy

Have you ever felt inspired by someone close to you? Perhaps, your 2nd grade instructor or a close family member. Well, I know I have because starting in my 2nd grade I was closely nurtured to achieve anything I set my mind towards. At that specific time, it was learning all about U.S. history and competing in my elementary school's math competition. Fast forward to the 8th grade, I was contemplating whether or not to apply for high school student government and thought about how much I wanted the school lunch system to change across all public schools in my hometown. In the end, I was able to positively influence my school's lunch system by introducing healthier foods at an affordable price into the daily menus. This would not have been possible without my belief that everyone deserves better than what is currently available and so I embarked on a journey to achieve one of my personal goals while being a high school student.

Now, think about who inspires you? Is it your parents, a current instructor, or your best friend on-campus? What makes you want to emulate them or participate in actions that pleases not just you, but also others? Have you ever set a personal goal and not achieved it? Well, you should find your inspirational individual and select a quote that motivates you to make a positive change in the lives of those around you. Try it out and you will not be disappointed because I believe an individual's motivation drives them to achieve their dreams.

P.S. Remember to never give up on your dreams!

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About The Author
Kevin KingProud Hoosier Alumni, Warsaw IN, Class of 2015

Hello! I am known as Kevin to many of my fellow peers, friends, and family.

I am a recent college graduate of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University Bloomington, with duel minors in Political Science and International Studies along with a Political & Civic Engagement certificate.

My college life was filled with academics and extracurricular activities, but especially as a senior.  I was heavily involved with the following campus organizations/departments: Residential Programs & ServicesFirst Year Experience, Student Peace Alliance, and the Office of Student Life and Learning. Finally, I was a student blogger for WeAreIU.com for three years.

Fun fact: I have worked Summer New Student Orientation twice as a Program Assistant!

Stay true and have fun Hoosiers!