I don’t know how many hills and valleys I’ve had, how many times I’ve had to refocus my world and my life and my career.
Sometimes we just need to stop, take a look at it all and start over
During this semester, as with all semesters, I had choices to make: achieve excellent grades or chase excellent experiences. You see, I can’t do something half way.
If I chase after something I drop everything and pursue it with all I have. Knowing this, after 25 years one would think I could learn to manage it. But the reality is, I never will.
I don’t like that version of me. I don’t like feeling partial or temporary.
The idea of minimally succeeding in several things sickens me. And, for this reason I’m the best and worst of students.
I feel like knowing who you are and how you respond to life is critical for long term success and growth.
And, it’s inspiring. Very few things are better than a sense of victory—the pride of not holding back.
I hope to do better. I will keep working—not for average, but for great. I will keep failing. I will keep learning.
Then again I suppose that is the story of life.