So tell me something meaningful about your identity,” the interviewer asked. I blinked. It was a rainy morning and I was a wreck. My coffee spilled, and I could barely haul myself after a 2-hour-long bus ride. “Take your time,” she urged me. Finally, I found my last brain cell and obliged it to find a response. Then, I beamed and declared with gleaming eyes: “Well, I’m a waiter!” She looked at me, puzzled. This could have been a lovely response at an interview for McDonald’s. But it was an interview for a gap year program.
Goals can be reasonable. Success or failure is not the only possible outcome. Don’t be quick to dismiss quiet, ordinary, and reasonable work. Instead of being thin, set a goal to be healthy. Exercise for seven minutes five days a week. Eat at least one healthy meal per day. Encourage yourself to sleep well. It’s […]
Have courage. Life is about choices. Cowardliness refuses choice. It says you have no choice. It says you need to tolerate. It says permission denied. It says you don’t have to speak up. It says what happens doesn’t concern you. Before you go back to sleep today, think, who got us here? What kind of […]
People on top worry. What will happen when they are no longer there? The rest of us worry. Will we ever get there? Why worry? Nobody cared when you were on the trenches getting those rejection letters. When you were living on one meal a day. Why worry? When you’re finally making progress. My advice, […]