How to Learn From Your Mistakes

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We, as human beings, make mistakes. We have the option to either learn from our mistakes, or to continue making the same mistakes until we have lost everything. I, for one, have decided to learn from my mistakes. Since my elementary school years, I have always been known as the “geek” or “nerd.” I never had a problem with being the way I was, until it was time to further my education into High School. I had made a promise to myself that I would no longer be known as the “girl who spent most of her time reading a book.” Instead, I wanted to be like most girls in school, popular. I wanted to fit in, have tons of friends; I just felt the need to fit in. During my freshman year, I had failed to realize the importance my first year of high school would be, as well as how it would impact in my future. I learned that the first two years high school are crucial and determine my GPA as well as my rank. Like most students in high school; I procrastinated. I would rather have trivial enjoyments such as going to the movies or the mall than do my assignments. It wasn’t until the second semester of my sophomore year that I realized time was slipping through my hands. My GPA was low and I was not aware of my ranking. I decided to take AP classes, hoping that it would increase my GPA and by some miracle, maybe even my ranking. Studying harder than ever, I was determined to succeed in my goal. Although my grades are not the best, I am a very outgoing person. I get along very easily with others and I am motivated to do the best that I can in my college years. My dream is to become a pediatrician, I love kids and I am interested in the medical field. To me, becoming a pediatrician would not be a job or a career; it would be more like a hobby; I would be doing something that I love. As of now, my goal is to do the best of my abilities to achieve my career and make a difference in the world of medicine. I believe that I can make a difference in attending to your institution. I...
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