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Assignment #7:
Assignment #7: Self Assessment / Reflective Essay
Strayer University

Abstract
In this essay I’m sharing with you some of the struggles I endured as a teenager and I explain how I learned from a lot of the mistakes I made.

Assignment # 7 Self Assessment / Reflective Essay

Looking back and reflecting on my life I can now see that I have made many mistakes. Most of the mistakes I have made were due to my lack of patience and never listening to older family members. If I had listened to their words of wisdom I would have saved myself a lot of trouble and headaches. Instead of me taking their advice I took my own path and did things my way.
The first valuable lesson that I learned when I was younger was when I got my first "F" in school. It all started in the tenth grade .I began to grow facial hair and my voice deepened. I used to go to school just to collect phone numbers from different girls and was not focused on my school work as I should have been. My grandfather warned me to stay more focused on school and my studies. I always told him not to worry about what I'm doing. Everything he said to me went in one ear and through the other. I started to skip after school activities that I was enrolled in and before you know it I was beginning to fall behind in all of the classes that I was taking.

It seemed as if the more I did not listen, the deeper the hole I dug myself. I remember my mother told me "what goes around comes around". I started dating a lot of girls around when I turned fifteen. I did not take into consideration the feelings of the girls that I talked to at all! I met a girl and I fell in love with her but she didn't feel the same away about me as I felt about her. My heart was broken and all I could think about was the lecture I received from my mother about karma

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