To Achieve Your Dreams, Remember Your ABCs

This is the another post from Dr. Wright L. Lassiter, Jr., the Chancellor of the Dallas County Community College District.  We are honored to learn from his experience and leadership knowledge through these posts. Check back monthly for his posts!

From: Chancellor’s Weekend Memo #280


This is the time of year when all institutions of education have commencement — graduation and completion programs.  We who speak on those occasions share messages in the hope that the graduates/completers will remember at least one or two cogent points.  It occurs to me that the messages at commencement are also appropriate for each of us in our personal and professional lives.  Watch your “ABCs” that are offered for your consideration:

Avoid negative sources, people, places, things, and habits.

Believe in yourself.

Consider things from every angle.

Don’t give up, and don’t give in.

Enjoy life today; yesterday is gone, and tomorrow may never come.

Family and Friends are hidden treasures.  Seek them and enjoy their riches.

Give more than you planned to give.

Hang on to your dreams.

Ignore those who try to discourage you.

Just do it!

Keep on trying.  No matter how hard it seems, it will get easier.

Love yourself first and most.

Make it happen.

Never lie, cheat, or steal.  Always strike a fair deal.

Open your eyes and see things as they really are.

Practice makes perfect.

Quitters never win, and winners never quit.

Read, study, and learn about everything important in your life.

Stop procrastinating.

Take control of your own destiny.

Understand yourself in order to better understand others.

Visualize it.

Want it more than anything.

Xccelerate” your efforts.

You are unique of all God’s creations.  Nothing can replace you.

Zero in on your target and go for it!


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