From: Carolyn A.
Hi To all the Pathways Students.I have been worrying about you since this Covid 19 Pandemic has caused us all to stay home. It’s a very scary time. I know it’s going to be hard to stay engaged and committed to school since our schools are closed. When I was founding Pathways to Education I had so many doors slammed in my face but I kept going and I learned the importance of persistence and tenacity. How did I keep going when I was discouraged? I believed creating Pathways to Education was the right thing to do so it didn’t matter if I failed because I would have failed trying to do the right thing.As hard as it is and as discouraged as you might be some days please don’t give up on your education. In the end you will be so grateful you persevered.I wanted to share some quotes with you that have always helped me when I am discouraged.“Life is not a pass/ fail; it’s a process”. —Anon“Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” —Nelson Mandela“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” — Michael Jordan“It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.”– Confucius“Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don’t have the strength.” – Theodore Roosevelt “Winners never quit. And quitters never win.” — Vince Lombardi“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”– Thomas EdisonThousands of us are behind you all the way. Please stand on our shoulders and stay engaged in your education and you will never be sorry you did.All my loveCarolynFounder Pathways to Education Canada.