A Child of God

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“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous. Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.” I first heard this poem, by Marianne Williamson, during my sophomore year in college, and its words have resounded within me ever since. Throughout my college career, I have learned many lessons. Three of the most significant things that come to mind are i) the importance of goal setting, ii) failure should be used as a learning experience, and iii) to be successful you must be able to adjust and be flexible as dictated by the ever-changing situation. As I matriculated through college and on to graduate school, I realized the importance of setting goals. I view my goals as the mile markers of my life; helping to steer me onward and keep me focused. Prior to college, I was under the impression that goals were meant to be long-term in nature and difficult to achieve. At that time, my ambit...
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