You Can Reach Your Goals!

Be Determined, Be Committed, Be Willing to Sacrifice…

Gorgeous Alanna
Gorgeous Alanna w/College Access Now

The foundation of my keynote speech last night to College Access Now 2015 graduates was be determined, be committed and be willing to sacrifice. As I was preparing for this wonderful celebration it caused me to reflect upon my academic journey. What it took for me to get to college and stay in college. I begin to remember some of my frustrations and nagging questions about pursuing my future.  Above all else I was learning how to navigate the world and defining who I was for myself.

What I realized is that a lot of what I learned in those informative young adult years truly carried over to how I think and interact today. So there is no wonder that I am passionate about empowering others to go after their goals and dreams because I was committed and determined to pursue mines.

Here are a couple key take away points from last night.

  • The challenges we experienced make us stronger and more determined to reach our goals. Challenges are also a point of reference for the future. If you can make it through the previous challenge you can make it through the next.
  • WE have the ability to accomplish any goal we set personally.

Please repeat after me! Be Determined! Be committed! Be willing to sacrifice!

Ended my keynote with a selfie! They ROCK!
Ended my keynote with a selfie! They ROCK!


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