I never really took school seriously, I never even dreamt of being a college student, I wasn’t motivated. That was until, I saw that my parents were struggling financially and then filed for a divorce. Every time things got hard, both my mom and dad would tell me to “Focus, take school serious so that you can be successful and help us in the future”. Those words were my call to adventure. That was my motivation, that made me graduate high school and enroll myself at College of Saint Elizabeth.
Outliers, written by Malcolm Gladwell, is an informational book regarding the intricacies of success and how it comes to fruition in individuals. Outliers has served to teach students the means of being successful and the importance of seizing opportunities as they come. Personally, Outliers has changed my views of success in numerous ways. Before reading said book, I had always assumed people who were naturally talented or had specific privileges were the only ones who could get far. However, Gladwell’s writing has informed me that anyone, if they are prepared to work hard, can reach their goals.
Robbins did not have any opportunity growing up. When he was 11, it as thanksgiving and his parents did not have no money to buy food. Someone heard about it and came to their home and gave them food, later that day his father left and never came back. He was also abused as a child. Robbins still became a successful entrepreneur.
He was never able to just go play at a friend’s house on his own so when he “aged” out of the program in his mind he was free. In his mind no one would tell him what to do anymore even if it was positive. So in order to help him better I enrolled at CCU. If it doesn’t help him this time I know that God will use me again and again. One of my girls we minister to we met 4 years ago.
Jeremy Montoya, an IT architect supervisor at the City of Mesa, is college graduate from not one, not two, but three colleges. “I think I came a long way” said Mr. Montoya, especially considering how and where he was raised. He never had any role models but he did have motivation. Everyone was always telling Jeremy, “You can’t do it” or “You won’t be successful”, but what they didn’t know is that they were only driving him to do better…. The influences that Jeremy had in his childhood and specifically in high school never went to college.
We always had a nice house, we’d get new clothes for school every year, and for the most part everyone got along. When my oldest brother, Dylan, was in high school he wasn’t the best kid. He would lie to my parents all the time and throw parties at our house. He barely even graduated high school. Nothing really changed after he graduated either because he didn’t go to college and he didn’t have a job.
Darry has to work two jobs and give up his college scholarship to keep his two younger brothers together as a family. (Hilton pg 24) This shows that some Greasers made personal sacrifices to keep their family members out of a group home. It is important because some Greasers clearly do not have the option to purse their dreams because they do not have the family and money resources. Ponyboy and Soda always leave the door the the house unlocked in case one of the boys wants to sleep at their place. This shows that how some kids don 't even any where to sleep or live because their parents either don 't want them anymore or they don 't have parents.
Overall, Ashleigh Bowman is a great person and inspires me in multiple ways. Ashleigh inspires me as a person because she makes me keep going even when I don 't want to anymore. Ashleigh shows me that even when you have one bad class, that doesn 't mean stop there and quit. It shows you to keep going and fix your mistakes for the next class. There have been a couple of times where I haven 't done well in a class and Ashleigh will tell me to shake it off, know your mistakes, and don 't do it again the next time around.
I know that other people will have more experience than me in certain aspects but everyone at washburn is there to succeed. The way i accomplish goals are different for me, once i start to self doubt and realize i might not achieve it, i take in mind all the alternatives to still have a chance.One alternative is seeing the “why not 's”.Finding them is easy , but actually solving the problem is where it gets difficult but not impossible.If and only if i find a “why not” that i cannot solve then i
I can continue, even after graduating, to always complete tasks that I commit to, especially in my future career. I’ve found that if I don’t completely a commitment or complete it as best as I could, I feel guilty and disappointed in myself, because I know what I’m capable of doing and I won’t accept anything less than that. This theme relates well to my next theme, strategic. When it comes to assignments and tasks, I like to look for the best route to get it done. Both themes don’t allow for unclear or failing paths, but they look for the most effective path to ensure the task gets accomplished.