Why am I so excited about a C? As you may recall from a few weeks ago, I hit a wall academically and psychologically. I procrastinated and let other priorities take over and got myself very behind in school work. In the past, this would have derailed me and sent me careening into the vortex. This time, it almost did; but instead, I picked myself up, albeit a little crazed, and stuck it out until the end. I did not quit. I did my best with the time I had left and I completed and passed my courses.
It may be so easy of others, but for me it was a monumental shift in thinking and behavior. I am really quite proud. In fact, I am more proud of the C than the A, believe it or not; and I feel bolstered to do even better this summer.
Lesson learned: when trying to climb out of depression, or overcome any struggle, it is not the great accomplishments that do it. It's the small, daily battles - the seemingly insignificant acts of personal integrity and courage - that when stacked together in time, lead one on to victory.
What is one small thing you can accomplish today to lead you toward success? Set aside the time, and do it. And...