Be a leader
Orison Swett Marden once said, “Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them.” This quote means that in life there are people who go out and “do” and others that wait for something special to happen. People who wait for something to happen are usually lazy and do not get anywhere, but those special people who go out and take initiative are the ones who become successful and make use of their life. These words show me that if I avoid following my friends guidance and just go out be my own leader I could possibly be successful in life.
High School has been pretty short and I believe I have been wasting my time and resources but I did make a few accomplishments. I have not fulfilled all of my expectations but I am getting closer and closer to them. A success I had is I got into sophomore year without having any freshmen classes, but what I am not satisfied with is the way I have been wasting my time in school when I should take it more seriously.
School has been bad for me because of my grades. For spring cleaning I would like to mentally restart my high school career and get on track. I would also love to stop slacking off and begin to put full effort into everything I do and accomplish in life.
My life and my goals are similar to Orison Swett Marden’s famous quote. Right now I am like the weak man who waits for an opportunity to become great but I hope to reach my goal and become the strong man in life who goes out into the world and create his own opportunities to become successful.