The point of this blog entry is not to convict you for not doing your math homework, but rather convict you and myself for not applying ourselves. Perhaps some things don’t come naturally to you, but rather than accept the failure begin to apply yourself. Too often I see students who aren’t even willing to try, aren’t even willing to apply themselves. Don’t repeat my mistakes. Often the greatest successes in life are achieved through the most difficult roads. There are few greater tragedies in life than when an individual has all the gifts, talents, and ability to do amazing things, but fail to apply themselves. By the way, that person is you! Some of you think you aren’t good at anything. But the truth is you haven’t applied yourself to be great at many things! I conclude with this, I know hate is a strong word, but I hate math! And if there is anything I hate greater than math it’s watching people who are unbelievably gifted and they fail to apply themselves!
After changing my major 6 times in college I finally decided on one that required the least amount of math classes. The reason I hate math is because I never really applied myself towards it, and since I didn’t apply myself I never became very successful at it. Now granted some people naturally understand numbers better than others, but I believe I could have been a whole lot better at math if I actually put forth a quality effort. Instead I made excuses for myself and accepted the fact that I would never be very good at solving equations and as result I won’t be able to help my kids some day with their geometry homework.