Small Victories

Good morning!

It’s almost nine in the morning, and I’m looking at my to-do list right now. I honestly think that to-do list is longer than the “Quarter Mile”. I have to collect data for my senior project, attend classes, post my discussion online, talk to some people for my two seminars this weekend, add more to my literature review, and knock out a bunch of small assignments. Not to mention training for pro ball while working two other part time jobs. Things are quite hectic as of right now. It’s a handful of things to do, especially in a week. But I’ll be okay. Thanks to James Waters.

Not long ago, I got lucky and was able to attend a presentation with some of my old baseball teammates down at Rochester School for the Deaf. James Waters was presenting that day, and he is a former United States Navy SEAL. He went on to present about how he operated, how he built a better team as a team leader, how to take on big tasks, and he explained that he got through “Hell Week” (five days of constant physical and mental training with only a few hours of sleep) by celebrating the small victories throughout. He explained that if we celebrate the small victories, it will give us more and more momentum. For example, if we have a list of things to do, and we check one off…that’s a small victory, celebrate that. Now we’re feeling pretty good…onto the next one. Do the same thing over and over, then things just seem to come to you easier. The seemingly insurmountable tasks are now a cakewalk.

So I’m going to apply that kind of approach this week. Break things down one by one, and celebrate my small victories. The next thing we know…week 13 will be done.

Fight on. And prevail.


About Skip

Major: Psychology

Hometown: Framingham, Mass.

Why I chose RIT: RIT has strong academic programs to go along with a wonderfully energetic student body! I love the fact that after two years at RIT I still meet new people every day.   

Clubs/Activities: RIT Baseball Team, Student Athlete Advisory Committee.

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, hanging out with friends and being active. 

What I like best about RIT: I absolutely love how there’s ALWAYS something to do on and off campus every single day. I like to be constantly doing something, and RIT provides fun events to attend with fun people!

Favorite T.V. Shows: “Burn Notice,” “Scrubs” and “Suits.”

Fun fact about me: I love sleeping more than anything. 

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