I haven’t written anything here in six weeks. I apologize for my absence, but in the process of New Years Resolutions was a truly new start in me returning to school after a too long hiatus.
Over this past month and a half, I have been regaining confidence in my abilities to perform and more importantly, I have been on a path to discover myself. I have been taking classes and succeeding in them. As it stands today, I have 3.2 average in my classes with the majority of B’s so close to becoming A’s that I played an OutKast song, they would push me to 4.0 status.
Needless to say, I am proud of my start, but I am not at all happy with my results. Yes, I am passing, but I am not living up to my potential. Looking back, all those assignments I got B’s on could have been A’s if I would have done everything on time and been prepared like I should. Too many moments comprised of lack of focus and lethargy. So, I am saying this not to be looking down but to be looking forward with even more determination than I have now.
So, what does this all mean? Beyond looking at myself and looking at the whole, I believe it is time to no longer just achieve but to ask for above and beyond the norm. I am asking for anyone reading this to go even further than what they imagined this day.
There are so many possibilities and opportunities out there that I fail to believe each one of us cannot truly find peace and purpose in this world. Now is the time to fight, claw, scratch and cling our way to something that truly excites our very bones. It is in the struggle, that pain that makes parts of ourselves try turn back, that we should choose to keep moving forward. All in the notion knowing that we deserve this feeling of completeness and freedom, not just one day, but everyday!
It’s in the midst of these struggles and challenges we are pushed beyond our limits but without these taxing moments, we become comfortable and fail to push ourselves as far as we can go. We can do much better than where we are. We can become powerful beyond measure, the embodiment of uncontrollable greatness and unfathomable possibilities. The kicker is, we have to believe in ourselves and comprehend the fact that we have no limits. History has thought us, from sailing around the world to flying through the sky, our imagination is our most important tool in achieving our dreams. It’s part of the blueprint that helps us build the bridge to our goals.
So, I am asking everyone to surpass mediocre and go farther. Even if you don’t know where you are going, walk boldly into that direction and conquer the ground beneath your feet!
Keep On Dreaming Dreamers!
3 thoughts on “A Call to Excellence (My Return)”
I am so proud of you for taking that first step, the hardest of all. You will succeed, because of your attitude!
Aww, thank you. That means much more than you realize. You just brightened my day!