Consistent Perseverance

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Consistent Perseverance

"You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do."

-Eleanor Roosevelt

Phi Theta Kappa is a group of students who are honored for achieving a cornerstone as they embark on their journey of education and flourish in the years to come. As stewards of leadership and radiant lanterns of success, they are qualified to join the Phi Theta Kappa international honor society. Through grand events and activities, this chapter, Alpha Xi Mu, exposes these students to the precious arena of leadership.

It is activities like clothing drives that enlighten and broaden leaders' perspectives of conflict resolution and efficient organization. Within the process of organization, conflict is invoked. Moreover, conflict is inevitable and natural. We learn to stop conflict before damage is done with a bit of forethought and prevention.

PTK has taught me self-control in such a way that reexamining issues, listening to other parties, and respecting their points of view became my natural tendency.

Great time management and efficient organization is one of the most vital skills leaders can develop. All of us have the same number of hours in a day, and no amount of effort can change that. What we can influence is how we spend those hours. PTK taught me to execute around priorities through a process of critical thinking and precedence.

Conducting a meeting well is science and art. Alpha Xi Mu gave me the experience I needed to develop a feel for how to pace meetings as a leader. It also engraved in me the significance of those meetings and the potential of serving the functions.

Communication is key when it comes to PTK club meetings. They are a learning process,