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Start Over - The Afters

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We are all unique. Each and every one of us has the ability to control our lives and influence others.

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You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. — Wayne Gretzky

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. — Wayne Gretzky

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I want to share one of my personal experiences with you. It was the 2nd quarter of the spring semester of senior year in high school. My grade in English class had dropped to a D+. I got the grade I deserved because I slacked off and did poorly on the exams that quarter. I didn’t complete all the assignments I was supposed to complete. After receiving a grade on my report card which I had never received in middle school or high school before, I realized that if I wanted a better grade, I would have to work a lot harder. It wasn’t easy to manage all those assignments my teacher was giving me. I am thankful that she has a son that is around my age who was also dealing with the pre-college madness so she understood the situation my class was in and was often flexible with due dates. That made it a little easier for me, but work still had to be done. I pushed myself to work harder the next quarter and managed to complete all the critical assignments. So I managed to do better in the 3rd quarter and received a B. Did I think about failure? Sure I did, but that’s not the only thing I thought about. I thought about ways I could change the situation I was in. I knew I couldn’t change the grade I had already received, but I could improve my situation. When I felt like there was little hope to survive that class with the rigorous course load, I didn’t give up. I kept going. If there’s something that’s stopping you from being happy and moving forward in life, I want you to do what you can to improve the situation you are in because I know you can do it.