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Taking Control of your Life Boone NC

Relevant living leads to success. Taking ownership of your life, expanding the good and ditching the bad, looking inside yourself for direction, focus and motivation while ignoring society’s labels and expectations—these are someof the actions and attitudes to prepare you for opportunities to build a successful life.

Appalachian State University SBTDC
(828) 262-2492
130 Poplar Grove Rd, PO Box 32114
Boone, NC
 
University of North Carolina at Wilmington, SE
(910) 962-3744
601 South College Rd
Wilmington, NC
 
Appalachian-Foothills Region SBTDC
(828) 345-1110
905 Highway 321 NW Suite 354
Hickory, NC
 
North Carolina SBTDC
(919) 962-0389
1700 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Suite 115 CB# 1823
Chapel Hill, NC
 
Western Carolina University Sub-Center, Asheville
(828) 251-6025
68 Patton Ave., Suite One
Asheville, NC
 
North Carolina SBTDC
(704) 548-1090
8701 Mallard Creek Road
Charlotte, NC
 
Winston-Salem State University SBTDC
(336) 799-7340
301 N. Main St., 9th Floor, Suite 921A
Winston-Salem, NC
 
North Carolina SBTDC
(828) 227-3504
204 Forsyth Building
Cullowhee, NC
 
East Carolina University
(252) 328-6157
300 East First Street, Willis Bldg.
Greenville, NC
 
Appalachian State University SBTDC
(828) 262-2492
130 Poplar Grove Rd, PO Box 32114
Boone, NC
 

Taking Control of your Life

Relevant living leads to success. Taking ownership of your life, expanding the good and ditching the bad, looking inside yourself for direction, focus and motivation while ignoring society’s labels and expectations—these are someof the actions and attitudes to prepare you for opportunities to build a successful life.

But personal relevancy can be elusive. It takes introspection to determine what is important to you, where you want to go and how you’re going to get there. Looking inward and really listening to our inner selves isn’t always easy.

“We’re not programmed to look inside,” says StedmanGraham, motivational speaker, educator and best-selling author. “We’re programmed to focus on the external worldto define us. It defines us by our race, by our house, car, job,title, family, class, gender, religion, money—all the external things that give value to who we are.

“We just learn this way,” Graham says. “So we go through the motions looking for the outside world to direct us and guide us. They tell us what to buy, what to eat, what to wear,where to go and what’s new. They dictate to us who we are and where we should be going.”

In essence, Graham says, we relinquish ownership of our lives by putting too much stock in what the world thinks. In the process, we squelch our future success.

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