The “Make College Matter” Manifesto
My Declaration to Present and Future College Students
by Bill Johnson, The Dream Dean
Let go of the past – use it as a life lesson.
Seek to find what motivates, drives, and inspires you.
Discover your purpose in life – find your “why.”
Identify your most heartfelt dreams and pursue them with passion.
Create a vision for what YOU want the future to look like.
Take at least 5 minutes each day…to do nothing.
Associate with people who will support you, encourage you, and kick you in the butt every once in a while.
Define what success means to YOU.
Lose the fear…and embrace failure.
Ask for help when needed; you don’t have to do this alone.
Get out of your comfort zone – it’s the only way you’ll grow.
Find a way to be better – a little bit every day.
Radiate kindness – smile and be nice to people.
Find ways to serve others and make this world a better place.
Be authentic in everything you say and do.
It’s your future…Make College Matter!