Sometimes you can say something so small and simple to someone and never realize how deeply your words may affect them. The communications professor at Rowan University definitely didn’t think he would change my life simply by giving me, a random student taking a tour of campus, curriculum advice.
He told me to “make yourself the best you that you can be.” He meant take classes that would make you an impressive job candidate, but I took that to heart, and it’s become the best life advice I’ve ever gotten. I now try to make myself a better person and try to accomplish great things because I can always become a better me, it just takes time and effort.
Take into account what others have been told that makes a difference in their lives. It may change your perspective on something and make you a better person for it. And remember: your words have power over others, for good or for bad, and so you must choose your words wisely. You never know if a simple statement may change someone’s life.
So here’s the best life advice students at Lock Haven University have ever received.
“Treat others the way you want to be treated.” – Given to Lauren Swartz
“Believe in yourself and anything can become possible.” – Given to Melissa Myers
“Dreams don’t work unless you do.” – Given to Madison Weaver
“Don’t forget to make memories.” – Given to Meghan Maustellar by Dr. Schillig
“Don’t sweat the small stuff.” – Given to Kiersten Beecher
“Always put yourself first” – Given to Natural Parker
“Every road eventually leads somewhere, so just keep going.” – Given to Kathleen Ellison by her grandmother
“Live for today, look forward to tomorrow” – Given to Jordan Dykes
“Behave like your 7-year-old self will be proud” – Given to Robyn Andrews
“You win some, you lose some. Don’t worry about it” – Given to Carter Kaufman by his dad
“Don’t waste time or give up opportunities when you’re young.” – Given to Carly Heider
“Never give up, no matter how hard things get.” – Given to Evin Jenkins
“Everything happens for a reason.” – Given to Nicole Creamer
“Life’s too short to argue about things.” – Given to Connor Poorman
“If you fail, don’t give up.” – Given to Kristi Bechdel by her brother
“It is what it is” – Given to Colleen Eccles
“Never forget your why. Why are you doing this?” – given to Brittany Hipple
“Live everyday like the last; for anyone and yourself” – Given to Shane Salinas by his teachers
“It’s better to be in the fight than not.” – Given to Tyler Dinsmore by his high school rugby coach