Perseverance. Excellence. Achievement.
During my latest doctor’s visit, I saw these three quotes on the walls of the room (yes, I have a habit of finding quotes in the most random situations) and they struck a chord with me.
“What we hope ever to do with ease, we must first learn to do with diligence.” – Samuel Johnson
“The will to do, the soul to dare.” – Sir Walter Scott
“The achievement of your goal is assured the moment you commit yourself.” – Mack R. Douglas
These three quotes respectively represent perseverance, excellence, and achievement. With classes beginning in a mere 7 days for all us Santa Clara University undergrads, I figured some pick-me-ups to get everyone back into the swing of things were in order. I don’t know about you guys, but even while keeping myself busy with work, this summer has been incredibly long and I can’t wait to get back to that study grind. While college is fun and exciting and a place where we learn more about ourselves, it is first and foremost, a place where we learn and broaden our brain’s horizons. And who doesn’t want to succeed when you’re paying the amount we do for tuition? But of course, like everything else in our world, success doesn’t simply present itself to you on your doorstep with a nice, pretty red bow attached. If only. You have to work to succeed. At least, most of us do. But let’s not get into that. And everyone needs that push to succeed, whether it comes from within you or from an outside source – a friend, a mentor, a family member, anyone.
So the moral of the story, my dear Intandeshis? Work with diligence now, knowing one day it will get easier. Have the will and courage to do so. And make sure to commit yourself fully to whatever you aspire to do and to achieve.
Hoping for your success,