Monday, February 13, 2012

Persistence Pays Off..

Wow, where do I begin?  Right now, my heart and soul are thankful to GOD for His many blessings.  I'm reflecting back over where I was this time last semester and where I am today. And I am glad to say. I'm in a much better place, today.  All last semester, I was seeking GOD's counsel on how to handle my medical school courses and how to keep up with the volume of information given each week...Persistently and consistently, I was inquiring:  How do I manage this information effectively?  What do I need to do to retain this information and be able to apply it on exams?  Basically, how do I succeed in medical school without burning out, was the bottom line.

Well, I am please to say that I found the key ingredient for my success.  I do not have to study 15 hrs a day any more.  I do not have to hibernate in my apartment all alone.  The secret to succeeding in medical school for me is to reach out to my classmates when I need help.  I found the coolest study partner and together we have managed to draw on each other's strengths and have consistently improved our exams scores tremendously.  I'm sold on working with a partner.  The Bible says, "two is better than one."  I am a believer.

So many of us are not use to depending on others for our success, especially as we mature with age. Having the guts to seek out help, in itself is a huge accomplishment.  The truth of the matter is, we must persistently seek out avenues that are going to lead us to our desired result.  When you are going after your dreams, fear, pride and doubt must be thrown out the window. 

It's just like lifting weights.  In the beginning, 10 lbs seems just enough to get the burn in my arm muscles.  But, as I continue to work my muscles with the 10lb weight, it no longer affects me the way it did in the beginning.  Thank GOD for learning curves.  My muscles (my brain) has increased in capacity and I am able to retain and recall the information with accurarcy. 

So, if there is something you desire, something you want without a question or a doubt...stay with it...persist until you succeed...persist until it happens for you....If you get a chance read, "The Greatest Salesman in the World" by Og Mandino...It will give you some keys to getting what you want in this life...

I will presist until I succeed.
Now, go live your dream....