Challenging Yourself

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Sanela Husic
P. Garvey
Essay #2, Draft#2
April 1, 2013
Challenging Yourself
I was told over and over again by my friends and family after graduating high school, "these are going to be the best years of your life." I figured they were completely right because college is a place where you find your true identity and realize what your able to do. First key of success is giving yourself a challenge.

I was headed to college with my mind already set and no doubts about it being changed. My first semester of college I was placed in general classes taking basic classes except for one class, my science class. That science class I choose myself to be placed into. I figured since I was already mentally decided that I wanted to go to college for nursing, I might as well start some science classes the first semester of my college year. The science class I was taking was a higher science class than what I normally was use to in high school. The first day I walked into that class, I knew this wasn't for me. When class was over, I kept thinking to myself, "I can't do this, I am not that smart." I knew it was going to be a challenge for me and it was. I challenged myself to get an A, when I only thought my best was a C. I was very honest with myself with my limits and in the end, I passed with an A. After accomplishing that class, I came to realize that anything you truly set your mind to accomplish, CAN be accomplished with no doubts.

Coming to college with your mind already set could be changed easily. Being already decided in college can have a downfall because sometimes not all the classes you have to take for your field are easy, but giving up makes you weak. You still might have your mind set to something already and aren't doubting yourself about it. Taking classes you wouldn't take and exploring your surroundings and new things is a way to college success. It's all about the challenge you face. First key of success is giving yourself a challenge....
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