Reflection About Success

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What is success? Is it money? Power? Happiness? Maybe it’s none of the aforementioned examples, or maybe it’s all of them. “Success” is a multifaceted concept. It is not defined by some unyielding criteria, and each person must satisfy different conditions to achieve their understanding of it. So, what is success? Well, it depends. My understanding of success, in general, but especially in college, is dictated by knowing your strengths and weaknesses. As of now, the biggest challenge I’m facing is balancing my classes, my greatest strength is my study skills, and the skills I want to improve the most are my social skills. As previously stated, the challenge that obstructs my path to success the most is the amount of courses I’m taking. In my eleventh and twelfth grade years, I took three to four courses a semester. All of my classes were over before noon, and I could spend the rest of the day doing whatever I saw fit. Presently, I don’t get out of my classes until 3-5 o’clock. I know that isn’t very late compared to some of my peers’ schedule, but I do have much less time to study and to relax than before. By the end of most days, I just want to take a nap, but by the time I wake up, the day is gone and I don’t feel like doing work. In high school, I would get so bored during the day from all the nothing I was doing, that I would do school work just to pass the time. This is especially a problem since I’m taking math again. “I was never good at math,” is an understatement.
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