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The biggest obstacle we face in goal achievement is usually our minds, than anything else.

Graduations have just ended in the Turks and Caicos Islands and I want to congratulate the graduates, teachers and parents for their hard work and great achievements.

To our graduates out there, I know, as we all do, that for the past three years the environment was not very or at all conducive to your education, but you have made it this far and you can make it to the finish line.

Some people have no issues with the environment they are surrounded by, and while it is said that we are products of our environment, Stepping Stones wants to encourage you to set your goals, and aim for the stars, and face your challenges defiantly. Regardless of what you are faced with daily, in spite of your status or circumstances are, believe in your goals and strive to achieve them!

Students sometimes think that goals and other achievements are all about relying on physical forces and what we WANT to do. While both factors are very important, they can only get you that far. An equally important part of success is commitment- what we NEED to do and how determined we are to do it. You need to be committed to your goals and you must get up every day and work at it.

Each time you participate in an activity; ask yourself, how important is it? Does it bring you dramatically closer to your goals? Does itcreate any real impact in your life in the long-term? Is it the ABSOLUTE BEST way to spend your time or can you be doing more high-value tasks? If not, perhaps it’s time to start finding out what you need to do to get where you want to be. It is a colossal waste of time and energy to commit to an unimportant task or an activity that you do not enjoy nor can see yourself continuing to pursue in the future.  

Examine your talents, look at your likes and dislikes and DECIDE. Decide what to do with the rest of your life. You are young and you are on the cusp of what can be an exciting and successful journey- that of your future. 

You can still make it to college for those of you who plan to attend. You can still get a job if you choose to work at this time or you can start your own business if you want your independence right away.

I ask that you do not allow yourself to become complacent and idle. Discard the ‘wait and see” attitude. Know you can make it happen and contribute to the change of your environment here and your country.