What Time Can Teach Us

What Time Can Teach Us

Time can teach you all these different things, but what matters is how much you grow as an individual from it, what you learn and what you take with you in the future.

Time is not measured by the hours, minutes, or seconds on the clock. As cliché as that may sound, it measured by our self growth, when things are mean to occur in our lives, and so many other things.

If you think about it, time is incredible. Time controls every aspect of our life, from when we go to work, when we go to bed and for you food lovers like myself, when we get to eat. Although time controls pretty much every aspect of our lives, what it's most important for, is what it teaches us.

1. Time teaches us to grow.

From break ups, to friendships ending, time allows us to grow. Within that time we experience several rangers of emotions, from anger to sadness. But what we don't realize is that, that period of time, is what we need to happen within our lives. We need that period of time to grow, to become stronger and learn to put ourselves before anyone.

2. Time teaches us to be grateful.

When losing someone close to you, whether they're still alive or have left earth, you realize how important time was with that individual. You become grateful for all the memories you shared, whether they were good or bad.

3. Time teaches us to forgive.

As time passes on, we realize that holding a grudge against someone, or hating them for what they have said or done is pointless. By holding onto that grudge, you're bringing unnecessary negative energy into your life.

4. Time teaches us to not waste it.

As we get older, we realize how fast time goes by and how much can change within a blink of an eye. You never know what time has in store for you, or when it'll run out, so good do everything you've been wanting to do. Work up the courage to tell the person you love, you love them. Go jump out of the plane. Go do, or say, everything you keep putting off.

Time can teach you all these different things, but what matters is how much you grow as an individual from it, what you learn and what you take with you in the future.

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The Night The Lights Went Out In Jacksonville

We must band together as a family and support our Home, JSU.

Monday, March 19 around 10 PM a tornado swept through the college campus I walk around 5 days a week. The damage was pretty much unknown until the daylight hours. Upon morning we established that the entire roof was ripped off several of the dormitories on campus as well as at least 5 of the academic buildings.

After damage assessment, it was determined that a dual touchdown tornado had struck the campus. The tornado was determined to have been an EF-3 rated tornado based on the damage.

The tornado has happened at this point, there is no way to reverse its effects.

Today began the first steps we took as a university to began resuming life as normal. President Beehler made a press conference at noon saying that the campus would reopen April 2, 2018. A statement was later released that saying the April 2nd date is fluid and is subject to change.

With lots to consider, many of the educators have announced they have no intentions of resuming classes until the displaced students are safely housed.

There was a press release today that mentioned the possibility of portable classrooms. Aith all there is to consider we cannot rush into opening this campus back up so soon.

President Beehler, a week and a half is no time to rebuild buildings or replace entire dormitory complexes. I myself am speaking too soon even. Where will we hold graduation? Where will we study for finals? What will become of the nursing majors with no place to learn?

We must band together as a family and support our Home, JSU. Help your neighbors out, help the displaced, and pray for those attempting to reconstruct the infrastructure.

Some Glad Day, When This Life Is O'er I'll Fly Away.

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Success Is Great, But Failure Is Better

Fail and fail often.

Don’t let success get to your head, but don’t let failure get to your heart. Know that things don’t always work out as planned, and that is OK!

For many millennials, it’s easiest to just give up when something doesn’t go your way. But take heart. Success is great, but failure is better. The reality is, you’re going to fail... a lot.

Failure does not mean your idea was not good or that your dream isn’t valid.

Failure means you have more to learn.

Failure is GOOD.

It shows you that you did something wrong and that you need to take a redirection. It’s an opportunity to come back stronger with a better attack plan. It’s a second chance.

Having failed many times in my life, there’s one thing for sure: failing sucks. It sucks being disappointed. It sucks not succeeding on the first try. However, you can learn to become a good failure.

Failing is inevitable, which is why it is important to learn from our mistakes. You’ll learn more from a single failure than a lifetime of success. Here’s what you can do when you mess up: accept what you can’t change, keep an open mind, maintain a positive attitude, and know that nothing will be perfect.

When I was a sophomore in high school, I was on an engineering team at my school. I was extremely confident in our abilities as a team, so when we didn’t advance to the world finals, I was devastated. The next year, however, my team placed second at the national competition, and we advanced to the world finals. If I had allowed that initial failure to consume me, I wouldn’t have been successful the next year.

It was not easy to advance to the world finals, but because I took my previous failure as a learning opportunity, my team succeeded. I knew I couldn’t change the past, so I didn’t focus on it. I kept an open mind about the competition and did not allow my bitterness to harden me, thus maintaining a positive attitude. My team wasn’t perfect, and I knew that. But I knew if we worked hard, we would succeed. We did.

Every failure is feedback on how to improve. Nothing works unless you do, and nothing works exactly the way you want it to. Failure is life’s greatest teacher; it’s nothing to be scared of. If we are so focused on not failing, we will never succeed.

So fail, and fail often.

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