Looking back, I can definitely say I used to make slightly rash decisions. Career decisions, money decisions, friendship decisions you name it, were all made with little to no thought. Fortunately, as I have come to realise or better word accept who I am and what my purpose is, my decision making has progressed immensely. However I would like to point out that ultimately, the decisions you make are only as bad as you allow them to be. To make it simple, decisions are similar to regrets. The regrets you feel could easily turn into lessons, it all just depends on how you look at it. So a decision that is deemed as “bad” can also be seen as a “good” (or useful) decision. All just depends on how you view it and remembering that through everything, you can reflect and take something from it.
For those that don’t know, I am currently a first year Psychology student. However, prior to that I had don a year at university already, so the change in course placed me back to square one. And I knew that would be the case. When I applied again and switched courses, I was well aware of what would happen however I was just so happy for the change that I guess the reality of the situation hadn’t really sunken in yet. But as the academic year has gone by and the realisation that the majority of my peers will be graduating next year crept in, a sort of solemnness began to settle over me. For as long as I can remember, it was always a weird goal of mine to graduate at 21, like I said weird, but it stuck with me. However I had to accept that this will not be the case, adjust my views a full 180 and remember why I am doing what I am doing.
Now you may be thinking, “it is not the end of the world to graduate a year later” especially as it will only be beneficial to me in the long run however, I would be lying if I said it didn’t bother me. And ultimately what may bother me, may not bother you and vice versa. So I want you to think about what you may be going through. You could be working a job you hate to help save for your dream car or retaking an exam to help boost your grade or even undertaking a career path despite everyone around you advising you against it. No matter what it is, I just want to reinforce that do what you have to do and do it well. Discipline yourself to work hard so that you will be able to see your end goal.
When it all boils down to it, life is full of tribulations and sacrifice. Life as a first year student again for me just seemed like a constant, unnecessary stress ball. Working a job to be able to fend for yourself may seem like an endless annoying struggle. But like anything in life, it needs to be done. All the most annoying tasks, are stepping stones to where you need to be, so keep pushing. Through every setback keep persevering. You are born to fulfil a higher purpose, a purpose bigger than you but one God has equipped you to handle nonetheless. So please remember through it all, to not allow anyone the opportunity to try and convince you that you are not able to become anything less than the great person you are meant to be.
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