R. Gabrielle McCormick

Over the 4th of July break, I really dissected the message behind Parts 1 and 2 of this series…and I realized I had missed something very important: The Art of Finishing.

We often struggle with getting started, but completing a project can be equally challenging.

Think about the papers you start and finish a week or two later; the homework assignments you begin during class, but dread completing that night; and let’s not forget about chores, exercise plans, New Year’s resolutions…you get the point.

We start great, but finish weak.

Why is that? What keeps us from maintaining our motivation throughout a goal or dream?

I think the answer lies within our perceptions, thoughts, and mentality.

You see in the beginning, we believe we can do it. But once the going gets tough, we get going! We allow our thoughts to push us further away from our small accomplishments. Our perceptions change, leading us to develop a complacent and sometimes discouraging mentality.

I honestly don’t think there’s a cookie-cutter solution for this issue, except to do your best in guarding your thoughts, your attitude, and your actions. If these three things are not aligned, you will not reach success!

This week, challenge yourself to “think about your thinking”. Be more aware of why you’re putting off your scholarship activities. Today, leave your excuses right where they are and move forward.

Get started AND finish these scholarship picks this week:

  1. Gemm Learning Dyslexia Scholarship: For the fourth straight year, Gemm Learning is making its “Dyslexia” scholarship available to students with dyslexia who will be attending college in the U.S. or Canada in the fall. To apply, students must submit an essay about living with dyslexia.
    Award: $1,000
    Deadline: July 15, 2017
  2. Official Coupon Code Future Leaders Scholarship: High school seniors, undergraduate, graduate, and vocational-technical school students may apply for this scholarship. The application consists of an essay covering several topics. Please see the sponsoring committee’s website for more details. To apply, students must be currently enrolled in college.
    Awards: $3,000
    Deadline: July 15, 2017
  3. CouponChief.com Scholarship Program: The only requirement for this scholarship is to upload a 2-5 minute video to YouTube where you introduce yourself, classification, college, and how you save money as a student. Students in high school, college, and trade school are eligible to apply.
    Award: $1,000
    Deadline: July 31, 2017
  4. The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship: The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship requires students to write an essay regarding their academic goals, why they are deserving of the scholarships, or students can even upload an essay of their choice. To apply, students must be in high school, college, or graduate school. Adult learners are also eligible.
    Deadline: July 31, 2017

Happy Tuition Tuesday !