Quote of the Week


By Stephanie Majinian

“Start by doing what’s necessary, then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”- Saint Francis of Assisi

2018 has been a rough year for everyone, by far.

Many of my friends and peers speak up about how school is growing more and more difficult each year, how their anxieties increase, and how hard it is to become motivated to strive to do better each time.

We need to start doing what’s necessary,― wake up, brush our teeth and wash our faces, and go to school― then do what is possible― do our homework, study for tests, and pass our classes.

Then suddenly, we are doing the impossible. We are achieving our goals, following our dreams, and having fun. We are doing what we thought we never could.

Everything in life needs to be taken one step at a time, even though that is difficult to manage when so much is going on. A lot of things happen at school, at home, and in the world around us.

However, that should never stop anyone from being motivated to do better.

It’s evident that in this day and age, the difficulty of situations makes it harder to find motivation to complete what we really want in life, and even go to school to learn the material needed for the future careers teens are striving for.

School surely stacks onto the stress that we have to endure each day, but we have to remember this quote in times of our stress and self-doubtful moments.

We have to learn how to walk before we start running; in other words, we have to be patient and take the smaller steps before we achieve the biggest goals and dreams we have.