“The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.” ~ Henry Ford
Milmine says his goal is to get students to reflect on their actions, and how they affect people.
“My goal is that everyone as an individual is going to look in the mirror
and recognize that they have room for improvement and then challenge themselves that tomorrow they’re going to be better,” he says.
“As long as we keep waiting for other people to change, well that change isn’t going to happen as it starts with ourselves.”
Many of the students approached Milmine after his presentation to thank him for his powerful words, as well as share their stories.
“Just from standing here after this presentation in particular I helped more than one person,” he says. “Or at least I inspired and gave them a different perspective, or I gave them some positive outlook. I let them know and proved to them that no matter how dark your times may be today, you can still get through it and make all your dreams come true.”
Students can also email Milmine after his presentation if they feel they need help, or for some encouraging words.
“For me that’s a test. They’re checking to see ‘Do I really respond? Am I really going to be there?’ And I am. So the emails just keep on coming. If I’m by them just one more day, you never know it could be the day that the light is there at the end of the tunnel for them.”
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Article by Laura Bates ~ Published Wednesday, 09 March 2016