By Casby Bias
Jun. 19, 2012
A motivational speaker told INROADS interns Friday that they needed passion and persistence for their goals during a Minneapolis summit. He also recommended originality from students that desired management positions.
Justin Jones-Fosu, an award-winning entrepreneur and author of "Inspiration for Life: Dream Bigger, Do More, Live Fuller," worked toward reducing common excuses students used for not following their dreams. His 'how-to' instructions and advocacy within his speeches helped aspiring leaders develop their potential, students reported.
Jones-Fosu said people found their own passions when they didn't "need the applause of man." He also said that individuals should believe in their dreams: not relive later "nightmares" of not achieving their specific goals.
"We have to possess confidence in our vision," Jones-Fosu said. "Are you willing to fight for yours?"
He also told students that performing a task a different way ensured further recognition in their fields.
"If you're too busy being a copy, who is going to be the original of you?" Jones-Fosu said. "Don't settle."