Accomplish Your Dream of Becoming a Lawyer…with distance learning

Written by Peter J. Loughlin, Esq

The world is a wonderful place filled with all sorts of possibility.

In a day and age when opportunity abounds, I'm surprised to find many people who give up on their dreams.

I'm here to tell you, as a person who really has 'been there and done that' that you can become anything you want to be!

I actually became an attorney using nothing more thanrepparttar Internet, my brain, and my burning desire to succeed. If you have a burning desire to succeed too, let me share with yourepparttar 109315 four biggest lessons from my experience.

1. No goal is too big.

I can't begin to tell you how many people said to me "Become an attorney by going to distance learning and online law schools? Yeah, right!"

My license to practice law proves these doubters wrong.

If you're like me, you have skeptics in your world too. People who tell you that your dreams are too big. People who tell you that distance learning won't work. People who sayrepparttar 109316 Internet is a fad and look at you as if you just announced you were moving to Mars.

Here's my advice. Don't listen to them. Listen to your heart.

The Internet has literally kicked openrepparttar 109317 doors of academic and Career opportunity. I'm not talking about a little bitty crack of opening. I'm talking WIDE open.

You can be anything you want to be. Settle for nothing less thanrepparttar 109318 excellence that lives in your heart.

2. You need a plan of action.

When I first set my goal, it seemed SO overwhelming. I was a sort of a pioneer then, really. The resources that exist now were very hard to find at that time—so I made a plan. Every day I would do only that day's tasks, seldom looking atrepparttar 109319 whole for fear of feeling overwhelmed. I'll admit it was overwhelming sometimes, but I just wouldn’t allow myself to deviate fromrepparttar 109320 plan.

Whenever I needed a little lift, needed to feel that I was in fact making progress, I would look at my 'to do' list fromrepparttar 109321 previous week or month. Seeing all I had accomplished made thinking about accomplishing more seem realistic.

My second piece of counsel to you is simply this. Take your project one step at a time and you can do literally anything you set your mind to accomplish.

Unleash your creativity and think your way out of the box

Written by David Amerland

Unleash your creativity and think your way out ofrepparttar box

The brain is a strange organ. It works in ways we don’t yet understand and manages to create everything we see. Working at odds withrepparttar 109314 rest ofrepparttar 109315 body it performs best when we’re not consciously trying and it is exactly this right-hemisphere activity that contributes to some of our most creative moments.

Creativity isrepparttar 109316 lifeblood of every facet of life. Fromrepparttar 109317 arts to business, without it, things would become stale very quickly. Yet, as society is becoming more complex and process-drivenrepparttar 109318 struggle for educational institutions is just how to stimulate creativity.

One easy answer is watercolour painting. The gentle movements of a brush have a relaxing, de-stressing effect which has also been noted in activities such as calligraphy, whilstrepparttar 109319 mix of colours and their application energise parts ofrepparttar 109320 brain which would normally get scant stimulation. Couple this torepparttar 109321 mix of a visual/tactile experience as your painting emerges and presto! Right-side thinking isrepparttar 109322 order ofrepparttar 109323 day and you haven’t even thought about it!

British Management Institute research figures show that whilst engaged in right-side thinking activities stressed-out business executives exhibitrepparttar 109324 same degree of relaxation and satisfaction that’s normally reserved for when they’re on holiday.

A study conducted in mixed-occupation classes showed that out ofrepparttar 109325 85 people who took part 90% reported feeling calmer about life, perceivingrepparttar 109326 world in a more positive way and feeling better about themselves after they took part in a three-hour long watercolour workshop.

Hugh Templeton, an artist of 25 years’ experience, who specialises in running such workshops thinks he knows why his classes have that effect: “Painting a watercolour is a life-affirming thing. You have an image ofrepparttar 109327 world in your head. You start getting it down on your art paper and before you know it you have captured a piece ofrepparttar 109328 world around you and it’s been through your own efforts. What could be more satisfying that that?”

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