Dream and Ambassador Linda

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Patience Roman
March 11, 2013
Freshman Seminar
Dream Bigger Do Better

When I first arrived to convocation I came there with a closed mind, but soon after letting my guards down, I became very attentive and began to relate to what was being said. “The size of your dream must always exceed your current capacity to achieve them. If your dreams do not scare you, they aren’t big enough.” This quote by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and the speech by Ambassador Linda Thomas Greenfield had me think about my dreams and what path I was on to accomplish them. I then began to realize I really did not have a set plan that would direct me in the direction I wanted to go. Attending the convocation on spring 2013, I was deeply inspired and began to focus on where I needed to be and get my plan together. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield has become one of my role models. Where she is now, is where I soon want to be. The struggles she went through, made me feel like anything is possible and I can accomplish anything I wanted to. The drive she has pushes me to dream bigger than I ever have before. I have always had dreams, but I dreamed up things I knew I could easily accomplish. Listening to her story and to see where she is now, made me feel like I had to dream bigger and better and think of the impossible. I have always been afraid to dream too big and fail. Failure has never been an option for me. When thinking of where I wanted to go, I always thought of something difficult that I wanted to do but still something I knew that I could accomplish. My fear of failure has always held me back and stopped me from doing things that I truly wanted to do. I then began to realize that everyone makes mistakes and it is up to me if I was going to let that mistake hurt me and allow me to stay down or learn from it and recover. Although I have always known that mistakes will be made, it was hard for me to accept it. I have always been the type...
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