January 22nd, 2013
Sa'eed K. Abdul-Khabeer
Imperfection is Beauty
Nobody is perfect. We all have flaws and imperfections. While it is worthwhile to overcome these inabilities or habits, in some cases it might be more efficient to work with it instead of completely trying to give it up. It is never easy to quit cold turkey and inability to do so can only cause us dissatisfaction or trauma. If we are able to honestly identify our strengths and weaknesses, we can analyze our character to figure out what needs to be fixed or modified.
This course offered here at Drexel University allows us to do exactly that. Over the years, I have come to realize some of my own flaws and mistakes that have kept me from performing to the best of my ability and succeed academically. The quarter system at Drexel really requires us to be on top of our game. I have always made sure to keep up my attendance for all classes including lectures where attendance is not mandatory. However, when it comes to preparation I haven’t exactly been up to the mark. Being a procrastinator all my life, I have had serious issues completing an assignment beforehand instead of stressing over it last minute. Time management is what it takes to overcome this problem and it was one of my major New Year’s resolutions this year to manage my time and schedule efficiently to finish tasks beforehand. This not only takes away the stress working on an assignment last minute, but also allows for more free and leisure time. Next in line would be my dedication to my academics. As important as it is to me, I have also been giving other things similar, if not the same, importance. This term I have also promised myself to prioritize matters and believe in it. While it is easy to prioritize matters, it is important to able to say NO to things, no matter how tempting it is. Of course, this is easier said than done. But I have been able to stick to my promise so far and am determined to...