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A motivational power point including quotes, definitions and action statements


Page 1: Motivational Touchstone

7Learning Motivations

Christine Jacqulyn McMahon MSHE

Northcentral University

Dr. Miguel Fernandez


October 7, 2012

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We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal, and then leap in the dark to our success. -Henry David Thoreau

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If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is were they should be. Now put the foundations under them.

-Henry David Thoreau Discipline

Time Management

Continuous Learning

Personal and Family Life


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Whatsoever the mind has ordained for itself, it has achieved.-Seneca

Discipline: Training that provides clear thinking and strengthens character.

Take time daily to review/write goals

Exercise and eat healthy

Do something each day that requires effort

Define Dissertation topic, read / analyze journals with annotated Bibliographies

Develop and collaborate with a network of Professionals in the field of Psychology

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Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. -Henry Ford

Time Management: A journey towards productivity, reduced stress and improves personal life.

Designating tasks with the ABCDE rule:

A- High Priority with Consequences,

B- Priority with Low Consequences

C- Enjoyment with No Consequences

D- Delegate

E- Eliminate

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“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.” -Carl Gustav Jung

Continuous Learning: A commitment to lifelong learning that promotes a healthy balance of life, work and play, Looking for ways to improve skills and incorporate new ones to ameliorate ones perspective in thoughts and actions.

Take Writing Courses at the Library

Attend Psychology Conferences and Workshops

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A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.-Francis Bacon

Personal and Family Life: Strive to create balance in a nurturing and creative environment.

Plan family meals weekly

Develop creative and interesting hobbies

Schedule “ME” time

Do fun things with family and friends

Maintain an attitude of gratitude

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We will either find a way, or make one.-Hannibal

Persistence: To continue in earnest action despite feelings to the contrary.

On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow. -Friedrich Nietzsche

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The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature. -Joseph Campbell

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Music by: It May Never End: Such is Life, Dec 29,2010 To Fall Without Landing.

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