Last semester was the first semester I actually felt truly proud of myself. Day after day everyone learns something new, something that will make them wiser, something that will make their life's just a bit more interesting and exciting, something that will make them see the world with other eyes.
I feel that I understand things I did not know existed, but then again there's so much I don't know, much more than I do. I have taken all that I learned in my short little life and am putting it into use. I am organizing and balancing myself. Balancing myself between fun and work, as "all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy". I am using my time wisely to get everything done, in a quality that I am proud of, and being able to do the hobbies that I love to do.
The little things are what make people successful. The things that one would usually overlook. People usually try to "invent" new things when the old system isn't working, and that will eventually add and create another problem. One has to be able to see the defaults in both the system and in themselves. My volleyball teacher once told me, "Don't compare yourself to someone's weaknesses, but learn from their strengths". Ever since I can remember I've had practically the same weaknesses, and I feel that each and every day I am growing a bit out of them. Some day these weaknesses will go away, but then again a new one will appear. My eyes are always open so being aware of them is one step closer to destroying them.
I need to get out of my comfort zone to be able to fail, to be able to learn from my mistakes. I am pushing myself to talk more, to get out of my little circle and see what others see.
My dad always told me that if I don't try, if I don't push myself in whatever I am doing, I won't ever get anywhere. Nothing will come easy, and ever since that I have been pushing myself. But not pushing myself to all I can do. I slack when I get tired, I procrastinate, though that is getting significantly better, and I don't push myself to all my potential. That is something I plan on improving, improving so that I will be proud of myself knowing I did all that I could, even if I fail, for failing is a part of life. The hard part is to get back up, and if one can do that then they would prove to be stronger than those who fear it.
I am going to push myself, I am going to learn new things, but not be egotistic, I am going to leave my weaknesses behind, and I am going to be a leader. That will not only help me in my academic years, but hopefully in my life.