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Time Management – The Rude Awakening

The biggest challenge I’ve had to overcome as a college student, I believe, has to be time management. College life, academically, is much different from high school. In high school, my teachers gave assignments that could be completed in class. I know for a fact that once the teacher explained the information, she assigned homework; however, she also gave enough time to start the work. So when the homework was given, if I understood it, I would be able to complete it before the end of the class period.
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The Little Wrestler That Could

At the age of 15, little did I know a strange question from a person I barely knew would eventually change my life. The person was my third period physical education teacher, and the question was, “Son, have you ever thought about wrestling? You’d be great!” Why was this such a strange question? Perhaps, because I was only 4 foot 7 inches tall, 96 lbs., and I avoided confrontation like a politician at a press conference. If anyone was a prototype for wrestling, it definitely wasn’t me.

In addition to this ridiculous question, from a guy who was obviously blind, our high school wrestling team was not only the best athletic program at our school, it was one of best programs in the state. The team consistently ranked in the top five in the state (second place just the year before). The wrestling team was the pride of our school.
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If I Knew Then What I Know Now

This student was asked to respond to the question: “What would you dare to attempt if you could not fail?” This was her response:

There are rarely second chances given in life. If most of us had a chance to go back and start our lives all over again, then most of us probably would. Everyone makes mistakes, but for some reason in society, failure is not acceptable. Second place just isn’t good enough; we are taught this as children.
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