Howard Essay

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  • Topic: Historically black colleges and universities, Respect, Want
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  • Published : April 15, 2013
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“Success is achieved by development of our strengths, not by elimination of our weakness.” We all have our strengths and weaknesses, most of us have a problem acknowledging our weaknesses versus strengths. With our weaknesses, we tend to ignore them off for a length of time, or put them on the back burner. It is possible to make a difference in one’s weaknesses, it is not an easy task but eventually with motivation, one will succeed. I love to help people; it never gets old for me. At an early age, my family joined Jack and Jill of America, which is an organization that performs community service within the community. Because of my involvement in Jack and Jill, helping people has always been a passion of mine. If I see someone that is in need, wherever I am, I never hesitate to assist that person. My father told me that when I was younger he used to give me money and I would try to give it to people who were less fortunate. Helping others is something that I enjoy doing and it will never grow old with me. While I think that my humanitarian efforts are noble, people often tell me that I am “too” nice. I find it very hard to be rude and disrespectful; it’s just not in my nature. It brings me joy to see people helping others, and it brings me even more joy to help people who are less fortunate. I would agree with the statement that I am “too nice, for instance people tend to take advantage of me because they see the niceness in me. I believe Howard University will help diminish my weakness of being a passive person by being involved in many of the organizations that Howard University has to offer. I plan on using my humanitarian efforts toward different leadership roles. I believe when you respect people and serve a role as a leader; no person will take advantage of a respectful leader. Motivation is the key that keeps me going every day; this is what separates me from any other applicant. In order for me to do exceedingly well on something, I have to have faith...