ISSA Degree: A Letter To The Class of 2017
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ISSA Degree: A Letter To The Class of 2017

It's Harvest Time

ISSA Degree: A Letter To The Class of 2017
Black Press USA

To everyone who has conquered the life changing phenomenon called college, I first want to say CONGRATULATIONS! This is the end of a major stepping stone BUT also the beginning to the rest of your life.

So eventually, the graduation checks will stop coming in, the celebratory glow will fade and you will face the question... “Now what?”

Let me just say, when I said “Now What” I am not addressing anything about a career or anything monetary, I am speaking of self. After graduating we often get caught up in what society wants us to do (get a job, start a family, etc.,) and forget about us, so it's time to put that to an end!

This is the time of your life where you should be the hungriest. Hungry for learning who you really are meant to be, hungry for self-improvement, hungry for self-adventure. This is the period where your hunger for life should be at its peak! Having said that, it is harvest time in your life! And it is up to you to stay hungry for more and dig that bad boy up or let it sit and rot. So, during this season here are two things to remember…

1). We are responsible for how our future plays out simply by our attitude and actions.

Please remember that every word said, every move made, despite of the situation will come back full circle to either bite us in the butt or be a force to push us forward. Everything we do, is alternatively setting up or breaking down significant parts of our future. Yes, I am aware that some people have become successful by ignorance, forgetting where they came from, lack of love for others or just being manipulative. But that type of success isn't built on a firm foundation and will always crumble. Keep your head high, your words few yet impactful, and your heart full of love for others; this is what will draw the missing pieces and persons to you.

And lastly,

2). In order to attract success you must look attractive.

I want you to know that just because you have a degree no one owes you anything... especially not a job. That is not to discourage you but to motivate you! Again, it all goes back to your hunger for life. Life is governed by the law of attraction, and to have success you must attract it. For you to have anything, you will always have to attract it to you. You can do this by simply enjoying your life. The more you drown out the white noise (people or things that do not deserve your attention) and solely focus on you by discovering hidden talents, developing new hobbies and most importantly uncovering the power in you that everyone has witnessed from the beginning. This will for one, set you apart and two advance you into a more successful and happier state of life.

It is time to break the mold, live your life, and I mean LIVE it (and no, going out to the club/bar every weekend does not mean you are living your life).

Your future you is waiting on you!

I love you guys so much,

And once again, Congratulations!


P.S: If you remember nothing else, please remember that you should never measure your level of success by monetary possessions, but, by the amount of joy, love and peace you have within yourself. Everything else will flock to you if you continue to fully embrace who you were called to be, not who the world wants you to be.

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