Are Challenges Slowing You Down?

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President’s Corner

As students, you are focused on a goal and working hard to be successful in completing your education. However, unexpected challenges can appear that may make reaching your goals tougher.

Not only in school, but all through our lives, we all face some challenges and struggles. Some folks seem to handle most struggles more easily than others. These people acknowledge the issue, identify the potential solutions, and then take action to solve the problem and continue to move forward.  Others seem to be less successful in rising to the challenge. Some refuse to acknowledge that there is a problem, or they avoid taking responsibility for their contribution to the problem.

Perhaps the problem seems overwhelming. Some believe if they avoid or ignore the problem it will go away; however, the problem generally gets bigger as time goes on.

Another obstacle to problem solving is to become immobilized or stuck. The problem is obvious, but the solution isn’t. Not knowing what to do, fear of making a mistake or choosing the wrong solution can result in the decision –“no decision”.

In many cases, looking for an outside solution may be the answer. Asking for assistance may be the first step in finding a solution and being able to move forward.

As an ATI student, don’t let challenges slow down your career goals. If you can’t figure out how to fix a problem, talk to someone, our staff may not be able to solve your problem, but can point you in a direction to get the assistance you need.


The secret of getting ahead is getting started. -Mark Twain
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. -Theodore Roosevelt