Associate Dean, School of Education and Human Services
“It’s never too late to be who you might have been.” I use this quote by George Eliot as part of my e-mail signature to remind myself and others that learning is the path to growth and that this path is never-ending.
I hope that my professional actions inspire and motivate others not only to work hard but also to see that the past does not have to predict the future. It is never too late to change direction to something new or circle back to old, familiar ground. The journey itself has value.
I sometimes have the opportunity to counsel those at a crossroads, and oftentimes they are upset because of perceived failure. I tell them that as long as they keep moving, there is no failure, only learning. I also hope that this quote inspires others not to settle for less than they want. Opportunities come when they come, but you’ll only see them if you are looking, living, working, and growing.