I Am An Average Student

794 Words Apr 12th, 2016 4 Pages
In High school I was a C plus to B minus student, which was a substandard grade point average. Due to academic and financial reasons, I was confined to a Junior college. In moving forward I have become the ideal student that I always dreamed of.
Looking back at what changed from then and now, it was truly my mindset. I deceived myself thinking that I did my best in high school but in all honesty I did not display my full potential. My mind set back then was, “I am an average student, and that is all I could ever be.” It was no importance of how hard I tried, I always came up short. The main reason behind my short comings was that negative statement imbedded within me, “I am an average student.” According to the bible, in Proverbs 23:7 it states “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.” What I interpret from that verse was, what you think is who you eventually become. I slowly but surely became that student, but as I progressed in age, I became wiser to know that something had to change.
When I was denied too many of the colleges I applied to, and that was a colossal wake up call. That part of my life I decided to put it behind me and look towards the future with a modern mind set. Despite my efforts of avoid attending a County College, it gave me a brand new slate to activate my new form of thinking. I abandoned any forms of negativity towards my own academic abilities; and strived to become the excellent…

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