So, I graduated. After 17 years, 5 colleges in 4 states, an incredibly supportive and encouraging wife, countless hours and one change in major, I now hold a Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Management. For many of my relatives who hold advanced degrees, it might not seem like that big a deal. But I have a whole new respect for those who have achieved academic success.
Does this mean I am a better person? A smarter person? Better than someone who doesn’t hold a college degree? Not at all. I have met many people who do not have a formal education, yet are very smart, creative, interesting folk.
What it means is that I have achieved a goal I set for myself. I encourage all those who set goals to stay the course, keep going until they achieve their goals. I saw a quote attributed to Arthur Ashe on the side of a bus in NYC – “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. Achieve greatness.”
I don’t know about greatness. But I do know about achievement.
Q: Got yours yet, or are you still pursuing your goal? Let me know in the comments section.