This entry is part of a blog series. Student academic peer coaches were encouraged to write about their passions, interests, and beliefs. Senior peer coach Lindsey Kauffman is the guest author of this post.

“I’ve always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come. I don’t do things half-heartedly. Because I know if I do, then I can expect half-hearted results,” -Micheal Jordan


I found this quote last week and compared it to my life and realized it was accurate. I am a person who is determined. I will not quit, but knowing that if I do everything with a whole heart the results I am striving for will be seen. I am a very involved student who puts way to much on her plate each day and expects to accomplish her long list of tasks. Last year I wore myself to becoming overwhelmed and in tears. I knew I had to give commitments and activities up and focus on what was most important to me and what I wanted to be involved in.

Learning to let go taught me that I can now put my focus, energy, and heart into my school work and activities. I enter into each day with a whole heart and a positive outlook, which is encouraging. I challenge anyone who reads this blog to do everything with a whole heart. The results will be seen and your hard work will pay off.

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