The NSLS News
Letter from the President
Dear Society Member,
Author Paul J. Meyer once wrote, “Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.”
At the start of a new year or semester, goals are set and our motivation to make a positive change is at its peak. Often, however, the momentum slows over time and your goals and commitments remain unrealized. Sound familiar? If so, you’re not alone. We have all fallen a little short on achieving our personal goals from time to time. Despite this, it’s imperative that we recognize and correct our behavior moving forward. Being true to your word and having integrity is key to succeeding in life.
Society is built on fulfilling commitments. This concept is the cement that holds everything together, keeping people accountable and organizations in a state of trust. When you are in a leadership role, this is especially critical. When you and your team follow through on your obligations, success follows. When you don’t, systems and relationships suffer. Here are a few ways you can build up your commitment stamina:
- Michael Hyatt
Promises are difficult for a reason, that’s why they’re commitments. Showing up on time to watch your favorite sports team in a big game isn’t difficult. But staying home to do your part in a group project, while not fun, is crucial. Start small by making one to three promises to yourself per day, whether it’s waking up an hour early to get that workout in, skipping dessert, or making coffee at home instead of buying an expensive latte. Intentionally giving yourself inconvenient commitments to follow through on will make it much easier for you to keep the promises you make to others in the future.
Go above and beyond:
Honor every promise:
Whether you realize it or not, people notice what you are doing. When others see you following through on promises to yourself, they might be inspired to do the same.
The National Society of Leadership and Success
Continue reading below in the Monthly Motivation section for The Four Steps To Unshakeable Commitment With Any Goal.
Scholarship and Awards Program
Dr. Paul Young, president of the Northern Wyoming Community College District, which includes Sheridan College, said Townsend is the fourth New Century Scholar to come from Sheridan in the last six years.
According to a news release from the college, New Century Transfer Pathway Scholars are selected based on their academic accomplishments, leadership, activities and how they extend their talents beyond the classroom.
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Society Chapter President represents ESCC on All-Alabama Academic Team
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Spring 2018 Inductions
Penn State Behrend
On April 7th, the Society chapter at Penn State Behrend welcomed 84 newly inducted members.
University of Michigan - Flint
The Society chapter at University of Michigan - Flint welcomed 22 newly inducted members during its Spring induction ceremony on April 18th.
St. John's University - Staten Island Campus
On April 16th, the Society chapter at St. John's University - Staten Island Campus honored 109 newly inducted members.
― Michael Hyatt
By: Logan Marshall
As the pace started to increase for one final sprint to the finish, old mental patterns set in. I began to fade, giving my competitors a five meter lead.
The colorful flags of the finish line waved in the distance as I gritted my teeth against the pain. Then something amazing happened.
“Why are you holding back?” I asked myself. “What is stopping you from beating those guys?”
In an act of unrestrained effort I hurtled past my competitors and sprinted for the finish line.
Running on the edge of collapse, giving every last drop of energy I had, I blasted through the shoot and crumpled to the ground in a muddy trembling heap.
Laying in the damp grass, my chest rising and falling erratically in an effort to catch my breath, sweat soaking through my jersey, I smiled…for I knew there was nothing more I could have done.
When I think of the happiest moments in my life, the moments I am most proud of, that high school cross country meet immediately surfaces. Not because it was my fastest race, not because I won, but because I didn’t hold anything back.