Inspirational speaker and musician visits Cassville

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Inspirational Speaker and musician Mitch Goudy visited Cassville's middle and high school students Tuesday to deliver an message. From Iowa, Goudy is a speaker and Country Music Association artist who, at only 21, has had three songs in the Top 100 Country Radio. Goudy said his songs were written while he was in middle and high school himself, and that he hoped his message resonated with students because it wasn't that long ago that he was one. During his hour-long presentation, Goudy played guitar and encouraged students to not just dream, but to set goals and write them down. He said writing down goals makes a difference because it keeps them on your mind, and that the act of writing them makes one four times more likely to achieve them. He told students no one else was in charge of getting a good ACT score or other goal, and that they can't blame anyone else, like a teacher or their parents. At the end of the day, it's on them. Goudy said everyone encourages people with lofty saying and colloquialisms like, "follow your dreams," but don't explain a path to accomplish them, and that path is setting goals. "Dreams don't come true, but goals do," he said. "You have to study to get that A." Goudy's song, My Girl's Hand reached No. 53 on the Country Radio Music Chart. For more information, people can visit Goudy's website at www.mitchgoudy.com, or his Facebook page at http://tinyurl.com/jjpyjbn. Julia Kilmer reporter@cassville-democrat.com

Inspirational Speaker and musician Mitch Goudy visited Cassville's middle and high school students Tuesday to deliver an message.

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