On the Clock

Guys, how are you? Don’t answer that, I really don’t care. Not trying to be rude, of course, but I am also typing this post with a very limited amount of time. Sixteen minutes to be precise. So that being said, I hope you all enjoy my raw, pure emotion and thoughts that I Jesse 030eam blogging, along with my certain typos that will ensue. You want to know why I’m being so rushed? I would love to tell you, but I just don’t have the time. It’s tragic stuff, really.

But anyways, here is what TU got me thinking about what it takes to be successful: I’m not gonna lie, there are a lot of egg-heads in my classes. The extremely smart people that would be happy as a lark if they were to be locked up all day in a dark room with a book or a computer or something of a similar manner. Know the type? Those people are fairly common around this campus.

That being said, for the first time in my life, I’m not among the smartest in all of my classes. Or the most intelligent, rather. (I think being smart is different than being intelligent, but that is a story for a later day when I am not operating on such a limited schedule.) Nevertheless, I find that I am succeeding in class anyway, even in the classes that are graded on a curve, because of something else: reasoning. I might not be an egg head, but I am logical enough to use other various gifts to my benefit: people skills, my ability to write, hard work and constant studying, etc. It is for this reason that I have (to this point) been successful in college.

Dear readers, what I ‘m trying to get at is that you don’t always have to be the best at what you do to succeed. Whether you want to be an athlete, a teacher, a nuclear physicist, a mafia leader, or a professional dog-walker, you can accomplish big things if you learn how to compensate your talents for the areas you lack. If you want to play in the NBA, hard work can replace  a lack of athleticism (to a point, at least).

So as you go out to brave another week, my dear readers, keep this in mind. No matter what you are striving to do, you don’t have to “fit into the system” that leads to success, but rather be unique, and let that lead you to your goals. Don’t try to fit into the system – change it!

– Jesse Haynes