Topic 1: Discussion Question 2
I reminisce to the excitement of the first day of school as I begin the next chapter of my educational journey. The sweet feeling of unknown, the butterflies in the stomach bring about childhood memories. I am looking forward to expanding my knowledge, the joy of overcoming the challenges and most importantly, earning my BSN. I have my goals set clearly before me and my motivation is strong. I know I can ...view middle of the document...
I felt overwhelmed and lost confidence in myself. Thankfully I had a strong support system. I was able to refocus on my goals, prioritize and utilize my resources to overcome my fears of failure and succeed. With hard work and determination I regained my confidence and drive to become a professional and a scholar. From that point there was no turning back. I have too much at stake to allow self-doubt to interfere with my goals.
Although I encountered a setback during my bridge program I was able to complete it and earn my associate degree. I am glad I had that experience. It made me more confident in myself and more aware of my strengths and weaknesses as a student. I think it is naïve for a person to believe they will never fail. That mid set handicaps a student’s mind. I feel that knowing and accepting one’s fears is the best way to not fall into their depths.
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