Showing posts with label University. Show all posts
Showing posts with label University. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

4:20 AM

Students in Pampanga

You can only go as far as your mind limits you.

I'm so blessed to have spoken in front of thousands of student leaders from different high schools across Pampanga. 

Thank you, Kuya Myron of the Thought Leaders Philippines Speakers and Trainers Bureau for entrusting me with this great opportunity. It is my honor and privilege to be there. A big thanks to Kuya Al Ian and Kuya Lloyd for all the learnings. I am grateful also to my parents (daddy Manuel and mommy Ofelia), Kuya Benjamin, and my best buddy Marlon for accompanying me. Most importantly, I thank the Lord for everything that He has been doing in my life. He is good forever! :)

4:12 AM

Education and Real World

View education as a tool for self improvement and not just as a device for employment. If you would look at it as a means to get ahead in the "real world", you will get frustrated when you get a bad grade. Study to learn and your good grades will just be a reward for your hard work. Also, always remember that failure is inevitable. Whether you like it or not and whether you caused it or not, at some point in our lives, we will all fail. But it can never define you. Failure is an event and not a person. It is what we make out of those failures that would define us and you have the option to quit or do better. Just a tip: You are meant to do greater things. Thus, you can always do better. 

4:07 AM

Enjoy Teaching

“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” ― William Arthur Ward

I know teaching has been my God-given calling and now my heart has found its home. There is no greater reward than to be an instrument to inspire and uplift others. One of the best ways to serve the Lord is through loving His people. If we don't know love, we don't know God for He is love. 

(About the Photo: For me, this is a sight worth remembering. The students are having fun while learning). 

3:36 AM

You Are Created to Soar

Though you may have committed a mistake in the past, it doesn't mean that you are a mistake. You may have failed, but you are not a failure for it is an event and not a person. Neither your present nor your past can define you. Others cannot certainly define you either. Build yourself and character in such a way that when negative things are being thrown at you, the people around you won't believe them. You are created by God to soar. You are destined to fly like an eagle. 

Haaaaay. Grabe. Thank you, Lord! Ang tindi ng sustaining grace ni God. We were able to survive four batches of attendees with 300+ students per set. Sobrang fulfilling. Thank you also sa aking assistants today - Gail and my kapatid, Blessed (Happy Birthday). Maraming salamat sa PCC at syempre sa aking partner na si Marlon who did the talk yesterday and entrusted me with handling today. 

3:31 AM

You Are Unique

You are unique. Unique starts with "u", you, in knowing yourself, capitalizing on your strengths and improving on your weaknesses. Therefore, there is no point in comparing yourself to other people. The essence of being excellent is not to compete with other people, but to constantly improve on yourself. Also, always celebrate progress as victory no matter how small it is. 😊🎉

Thank you Psychological Function Society of Collegio de San Juan de Letran for having me as your assembly speaker. It really was an interesting and fun discussion. :)

About Monica

Monica Sagad is a certified speech pathologist, speaker, trainer, and co-author of the leadership book, The Game Plan of the Underdog. She's a consistent honor student since grade school (Valedictorian) and found her passion in training and public speaking.