Saturday, May 7, 2016
LIFE LESSONS FROM ROBIN ROBERTS
ROBIN ROBERTS spoke at SCSU as the 18th Annual Mary and Louis Fusco Distinguished Lecturer on Friday, May 6 to a packed and loving crowd of admirers.
Her life lessons, which she published in several books, included such advice as:
A survivor is a thriver. Love is the way.
It’s a privilege to say “Good Morning America” every day.
Put yourself in a position for good things to happen.
You need to fight the fight in front of you.
Be comfortable in your own skin.
Her father, a Tuskegee Airman, said “Wherever I am, God is.”
Family is everything.
Have the time of your life.
If everyone took their biggest problem and put it in a jar, everyone would examine them all and take back their own problem.
When fear knocks, let fate answer the door.
Be concerned about your character, not your reputation.
Surround yourself with good people who hold the same principles as you.
When you strut, you stumble.
She credits her parents and her upbringing for her success.
If disappointed, her parents told her, “Honey, maybe you’re just not good enough yet.”
Her parents taught her: Discipline, Determination, De Lord.
Dream big, focus small…on the solution.
She wrote a song “A Beautiful Day” saying all we have is NOW.
You must be willing to venture outside your comfort zone.
She is a living example of “This too shall pass.”
Her sister Sally Ann was a perfect match as a bone marrow donor and declared “I was born to do this.”
She feels "I am free to be the God in me.”
God loves you because of who he is, not because of anything you do or don’t do.
Share love and faith openly.
Family: We may not have it all together, but together we have it all.
Keep faith, family and friends close to your heart.