Hi, my name is Melissa Ryan and I am the lead coach for The Golden Ratio team (FTC #12682). This is my fourth year as an FTC coach and I love seeing how FIRST improves the confidence and skills of all students. My topic today is the importance of behaving like a professional. Professionalism extends to every aspect of life and work. Professionalism and respect starts with you and starts early. You CAN stand out in a crowd, on your team, in your classroom or clubs, and open doors of opportunity for yourself through your actions no matter what your age.
Getting people to take you seriously and notice your talents and potential begins with your own attitude because people are usually going to see you through your own lens. How do you treat yourself and what kind of “mind food” do you eat? It’s true, just like programming a robot, Garbage In, Garbage Out (GIGO). I encourage you all to be your best self every day by starting your day off positively through some of these ideas:
Will Durant once said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Everything you do repeatedly forms a good or bad habit. Therefore:
The more you work out the muscles of excellence and goodness the stronger and more noticeable they will become to others. The more you practice negativeness and excuse making the easier that will become too. Hence:
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