Taking Control of your Life Alexandria VA

Relevant living leads to success. Taking ownership of your life, expanding the good and ditching the bad, looking inside yourself for direction, focus and motivation while ignoring society’s labels and expectations—these are someof the actions and attitudes to prepare you for opportunities to build a successful life.

Alexandria SBDC
(703) 778-1292
801 North Fairfax Street Suite 402
Alexandria, VA
 
DC SBDC at the Anacostia Economic Development Corporation (AEDC)
(202) 889-5090
2021 M.L.K. Ave, SE
Washington, DC
 
DC SBDC at The University of the District of Columbia (UDC)
(202) 274-7030
4340 Connecticut Ave, NW 5th Floor
Washington, DC
 
District of Columbia SBDC
(202) 806-1550
2600 6th Street, N.W., Room 128
Washington, DC
 
Virginia SBDC
(703) 277-7727
4031 University Drive, Suite 200
Fairfax, VA
 
SBDC at CBP
(703) 768-1440
7001 Loisdale Road, Suite C
Springfield, VA
 
DC SBDC at the DC Chamber of Commerce
(202) 624-0610
1213 K Street, NW
Washington, DC
 
DC SBDC at the Howard University School of Business GADGET Center
(202) 319-1393
2800 Georgia Ave., NW
Washington, DC
 
DC SBDC at the DC Chamber of Commerce Business Resource Center
(202) 545-0220
7059 Blair Road, NW
Washington, DC
 
Mason SBDC
(703) 277-7747
4031 University Drive, Suite 200
Fairfax, VA
 

Taking Control of your Life

Relevant living leads to success. Taking ownership of your life, expanding the good and ditching the bad, looking inside yourself for direction, focus and motivation while ignoring society’s labels and expectations—these are someof the actions and attitudes to prepare you for opportunities to build a successful life.

But personal relevancy can be elusive. It takes introspection to determine what is important to you, where you want to go and how you’re going to get there. Looking inward and really listening to our inner selves isn’t always easy.

“We’re not programmed to look inside,” says StedmanGraham, motivational speaker, educator and best-selling author. “We’re programmed to focus on the external worldto define us. It defines us by our race, by our house, car, job,title, family, class, gender, religion, money—all the external things that give value to who we are.

“We just learn this way,” Graham says. “So we go through the motions looking for the outside world to direct us and guide us. They tell us what to buy, what to eat, what to wear,where to go and what’s new. They dictate to us who we are and where we should be going.”

In essence, Graham says, we relinquish ownership of our lives by putting too much stock in what the world thinks. In the process, we squelch our future success.

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