Good things come to those who work for it

You know you should be studying

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The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire, the size of your dream, and how you handle disappointment along the way
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Don’t Follow Your Dream

"The simple fact is that people who achieve excellence in their fields didn’t just have a dream. They got up at 4:00 am to practice on parallel bars or had to forgo other desirable activities and paths in order to get in six hours of violinpractice a day, or stayed off several million absurd writing advice blogs with their overheated little cliques that dispense useless regurgitated maxims and empty praise and decide to actually confront their own thoughts on a page. Or they read Beowulf and Dante carefully and deeply when they didn’t see any point, since all they were interested in was Sylvia Plath, because someone of more experience and wisdom told them to do so. I don’t know whether we’re overly lazy, stupid, or childish these days. But the idea of preparing oneself for excellence has somehow disappeared. So – my advice to dreamers: Don’t just follow your dreams. Earn them. Do what it takes to achieve it. Work for it. Don’t just sit there and dream because if you do, it will never, ever be yours.”

- Harrison Solow, Don’t Follow Your Dream

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For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.
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How I passed my exam

Hello! I wanted to say thank you for your blog and also to share a story with you. I recently signed up for a Cambridge Proficiency exam, which is, like, the mother of all English exams in my country :)) and I only had one week to prepare for it. So I downloaded some books and did some exercises until I got bored with it (that happened quite quickly).

I’m a lazy person and I don’t usually bother to put more effort into something, even if it’s important. So I searched for “motivate me to study” on google or something like that, and found your blog. And I found a quote that was something like Wake up, Kick Ass, Repeat. I then realised it was up to ME if I kicked ass that day or if I got my ass kicked in the end.

So I said f**k it, just open the book and do it, even if you don’t feel like it. And when I felt English spewing from all my orifices (lol, sorry), I said.. do one more exercise. Repeat. Another one. Repeat. For the Cambridge. Just one week.

Fast forward, today I got my result. It was an A. Kind of unexpected, cause I don’t think I’m that good at English, but I know it was due to the fact that I stayed up late nights to do that one more exercise and improve my skills. I can’t even describe the feeling… it was amazing. To know that after I’d worked so hard, it paid off in the end.

The thing is, when you want something to happen really badly, you have to work for it. You’ve got to get off your butt and do it, because YOU are the only one who can make it happen. And that feeling of satisfaction that you have in the end is something you’ll never forget.

Work hard and make yourself proud.