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P AGE 13 I T S A LL A BOUT R ALEIGH -F RAYSER -N ORTH M EMPHIS used to do. I have been brought closer to God because he has sent my way blessed Angels to help me deal with the pressures of life. A significant turning point in my life is when I made the decision to go back to school and take back my life. Job Corps was a stepping- stone for me and a good choice at the time. I had dropped out of school in the 12 th grade when I only had two months left. Hanging around the wrong crowd is what led me down that path. I would cut class and skip school altogether. When I went to school it was no better because I was the one who would cause, the disturbances in class. And, when I dropped out of school I did nothing with my life. After being out of school for 3 years, and after recovering, I decided that I was not leading the life I wanted to live. After being in Job Corps for a year, I completed two trades and graduated from Messick Adult high school with my high school diploma. I then enrolled at Northwest College in Ms. I transferred and went to a college in New York. I graduated ZLWK D GHJUHH LQ +XPDQ 6HUYLFHV ,P FXU rently working on my second degree in Psy- chology which I have plans of becoming a Family Therapist! State Representative Antonio Parkinson has drafted legislation and a petition to ask the Tennessee State Legislators and Governor to close the loophole in the law that allows those convicted of aggravated rape time off for good behavior. Sign the petition at (Continued from page 9) Writing Goals and Plans of Action A written goal is sort of a map. Let me chal- lenge you right currently to jot down down a tiny goal, one thing that is inconsequential and to who's outcome you are not attached and stick it where you'll be able to see it every day. The instant you see your goal, you see plans of action concerning it start to form. You discover yourself spurred into action to try and do the proper thing. Return after thirty days and see how far along your written goal you've come. Did it facilitate to write down it? I can challenge you that every time you are feeling in a very rut and like things are not working out for you, pull out your goal book and begin by ticking off how many of the last heap you have got achieved and then adding on new ones. You always come out with a clearer mind. Be well Rounded All areas of your life contribute to your self im- provement. Your relationships, your health, your finances, will all affect any kind of private growth you are attempting to attain if they're out of balance. Simply one in all them going dangerous can lead to any or all of them going bad. As you seek to begin on personal develop- ment, work on all areas. - work on maintaining physical stamina, emotional fortitude, financial security and a smart social support system to realize personal growth. Positive Affirmations This has the power to vary your inner dialogue, and it is a powerful tool considering that much of the discontent in our lives is caused by inner dialogue. What does one advice yourself? Start to write down down an affirmation daily on all key areas of your life and rehearse it aloud twice daily. You are teaching you subconscious positive dialogue. Teach to Learn (Continued from page 6) Of the 7 self improvement tips, this one is the one that will help you master self improvement the most. You learn one thing better after you teach it. As you teach, your inner mind opens therefore that you'll be in a position to digest and transmit information. Whatever you were trying to teach will be sitting there in your mind forever. Teaching is also a manner of holding yourself accountable - there are spe- cific standards expected of academics so that students will follow in their steps. If you've got no one to teach, write!