My Mentor Reflection

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With the start a new year some people make resolutions and stick to them and others simply gradually work their way into the year without any plans. It would be nice to have a system in place to help you maximize the moments as it pertains to establishing realistic goals and actually achieving them.

A good formula to help you jumpstart your new year read as follows, inspiration plus motivation equals empowerment. The formula inspiration plus motivation equals empowerment can catapult you from obscurity to success if you apply it.

I have applied inspiration plus motivation equals empowerment throughout my personal and professional career and it works to perfection. For example, while in high school my guidance counselor told me I did not have what it takes to become a successful college student.
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Motivation in my formula is defined as the act or process of motivating or the condition of being motivated. I used my high school guidance counselors negative assessment of me to inspire me, resulting in me being motivated to prove to myself that I can be a successful college student. The end result entailed me using laser beam focus to become the best student I knew I could be and over the course of four years, I received academic honors, graduated cum laude and was a distinguished graduate of Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps.

I was empowered and upon graduation from college I received a bachelor degree in business administration and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force. Empower is defined as giving official authority or legal power to and to
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