Much to my joy, finals are over. And with that, my first semester at The King’s College has come to a close. Thus far, I’ve shared a good portion of my outside-the-classroom learnings and revelations with you in previous The New Adult posts. But as I reflect on my semester, I realized there’s one more thing I need to remind you of before the end of the year: progress is determined by action.
This isn’t a novel concept. In fact, even if
Academics just aren’t for everyone. In America, it’s typically seen as the best way to get ahead, and that may very well be true, but that doesn’t mean it’s the way to get ahead for each individual. The proof of this lies in many of the both small and large business owners in America today, let alone sports, art, etc. Because of this, if people tell me that, despite how hard they try, they don’t do well in school and have decided to discontinue their academic career in the pursuit of something else, I don’t think any less of them. If anything, I regard them more highly due to their courage to even make that decision. Yet and still, even if academics aren’t your thing, you need to strengthen your mind.
As you could probably assume, I don’t mean academics. Going to school isn’t the only way to
[The theme song for this blog post is “The Choice Is Yours” by Black Sheep. Yeah, this blog post has a theme song. I’m changing it up. The revolution will be televised.]
Over the last month and a half, things have gotten a bit hectic. Between midterms, basketball, creative writing, my business, this website, and a plethora of other things, I simply haven’t been able to do everything which as much vigor as I would prefer. I’ve had to pick and choose what activities I give precedence to, what I let my thoughts dwell on, and when and how long I fulfill other personal and external commitments. This is an important thing to master, because it’s applicable to every walk of life; regardless of age and background.
Between Shark Tank, high school seniors, college graduates, and more, everyone’s witnessed another person make a big decision. More than that, most everyone has had to make a big decision in their own life. These decisions are exciting, often utterly nerve-racking, and typically result in an immense change in the decision-maker’s life. But while these big decisions can be life-altering, we often overlook the even more important small decisions.