Week 6 – You Get Out What You Put In

“Well to be honest, where you go to school doesn’t really matter if you put in your best effort. In college, you get out what you put in.”

Last year was my senior year of high school. And as I explored my college options, this is the answer I’d receive from most every professor at Crown College (an excellent school where I truly discovered my passions and capabilities during my junior and senior years of high school) when I asked them about either staying or moving elsewhere to continue my education. At that point, I felt like I understood what they were trying to explain to me, and I took it to heart. But now, enrolled in The King’s College in New York City, I’m reminded of their words almost daily.

More than just grades, relationships (both in and outside of the classroom), job/internship and networking opportunities, student organizations, and more are all determined by the effort you put in. You might not be the best student in the class, but through talking with the professor in his office hours you may very well finish the semester with an asset greater than an “A.” In talking and developing a friendship with a classmate, you may very well find out that their aunt is looking for an intern who possesses the exact skillsets you possess. In college, there are a plethora of opportunities for those willing to put in the effort to reap them.

But it’s not just in college. It’s the same with family, co-workers, and literally everything else; you get out of something whatever you put into it. It doesn’t matter if you’re in college, married, a senior citizen, a single parent, or whatever else; the principle is the same regardless of who you are. And that’s really all there is to it.

 

I could go on, but I’ll stop the post here. I’ve made my point, and I hope you take it to heart. Practice it, and I’ve no dooubt that it will change your life. And I’m saying that from experience.

Until next time.

– JP

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