Be tougher


The dirty little secret about academic success (or success in any endeavor) is that it’s hard work.

Learning requires effort. No place worth going to will be easy to get to.

Academic success means breaking a mental sweat.

Success means leaving your comfort zone. This may be unpleasant.

Sometimes things don’t go well. Maybe something didn’t go as planned. Adapt, improvise, and overcome.

Sometimes you have to try harder.

Sometimes learning is painful.

Sometimes you get discouraged.

Sometimes you feel like giving up.

Don’t! Learning is not a spectator sport.

If you want to capture the big prize, you have to go on the hunt. Nothing happens until you make it happen.

Stay tough, Redskins!