Friday Thoughts: It’s Not About Us
As we’ve been gearing up for today’s ACCESS Gators & Day of Service, we’ve stressed one key theme to them: It’s Not About Us.
Today, we want students to put their wants and needs to the side and make sure the needs of others is what comes first today.
What a great lesson for young adults to learn— and it might be one of the hardest because it tags along with maturity. When it’s not about us, validation and recognition is intrinsic and must come from within rather than from others. And that’s tough.
For some students, today will be second nature. For others, it will be more difficult because of the necessary intrinsic motivation. We need to be extra positive with our students today and encourage them and recognize them when we see them putting someone else first. Let’s validate their actions to encourage more of the idea that today isn’t about us.