Have you ever taken the time to think about what success means to you? Is it a multitude of wealth, health and/or happiness? Is it the result of many years of blood, sweat and tears rather than targeted achievements?
In recent years, with all the advances made by technology, we often hear that we must work smarter not harder. It’s true that times have changed and we now have several tools and resources at our disposal to help get things done faster and better than ever before.
The problem, even within the scope of the technical advances, is that we don’t always feel successful and many times, we judge ourselves by saying things like; “I should be further along at my age.”, “I should have done more with my life.”, “If I did (fill in the blank), I could have (fill in the blank).”
The truth is that YOU were born to succeed: We all were. Success doesn’t have to feel like such a far reach either. Many of our adult learners feel this way, and we like to encourage them to take it one lesson at a time, one day or even one hour at a time.
A few questions you might want to ask yourself as you work your way toward a successful day and life are:
What if starting today, you were to look at success through a new pair of lenses. Imagine taking life one hour at a time or one lesson at a time. Every time you complete a specific task, celebrate and be grateful that you have the skills you need to succeed. Make note to always celebrate every success no matter how big or small they may be!
Do this and watch how the energy in your life shifts towards a successful outlook. Remember that if literacy is one of your challenges, there are many resources available, including Laubach Literacy NB. In just one hour a week for 24 weeks, you can change your life.
Just one day can put you on the road to success.
My name is Pam and I am extremely proud to be the daughter of a very dedicated adult learner. I hope that this letter will demonstrate why my mother, Rollande, deserves recognition.
In her early years, her primary focus was ensuring that my brother and I were provided with all of the opportunities to obtain a quality education. All of the sacrifices she made have contributed to the successful adult I have become. My mother has finally found an opportunity in her life where she can focus on making her dreams of reading a reality.
I take pride in her courage to follow her dream at the age of fifty-eight by starting her literacy program at Adult Literacy Fredericton. I have witnessed her successfully complete many levels of this program in a short amount of time. In June of 2014, my mother received a 2014 Sheree Fitch Adult Learner Scholarship Award. In just nine short months, my mother was able to write an essay that described her challenges and her inspiration to join the Laubach Literacy NB organization. The pride I saw in my mother that day will carry with me for the rest of my life. This success has come with many challenges and with hard work, which needs to be celebrated. The dedication she demonstrates to her literacy program and her determination to continue her journey of improving her literacy skills is very impressive.
It is my hope that you will help me celebrate and recognize my mother’s accomplishments. This recognition makes all of the challenges she has faced with her literacy journey worthwhile, and provides her with the confidence to recognize that her dream of reading is a true attainable reality.
If you know of someone who may be struggling with literacy, tell them they’re not alone and encourage them to contact us at Laubach Literacy New Brunswick.
PHONE: (506) 384-6371
TOLL FREE: 1-877-633-8899
You will be directed to a community-based literacy council who will assess your learning needs and pair you with a trained LLNB “Each One Teach One” tutor.