Thursday, September 16, 2010

Motivation Post 1. Push and Pull

When I was in High School a few years ago I spent my senior year slacking off and hanging out with my friends, constantly skipping classes. I did fine in my classes but just wasn't motivated to be there.

Needless to say I had a lack of interest when it came time for college applications. I wasn't motivated to go to school. I had no clue what I wanted to do with my life. I was told by everyone around me to go to school. I was offered a scholarship that paid for 2 years of school at my county college followed by more money offered later for attending in state 4 year colleges.

I was suddenly motivated to attend school. The idea of it being paid for made it very inciting. The trick was I had to keep my GPA up. Never being one to pass up anything free I decided to give college a shot, it couldn't hurt. So two years later I had a great GPA and I was offered money to attend any in-state school. Again never one to pass up a bargain I decided to pursue it. My push factor was gong to college the pull factor was the fact that it was free, or cheap. Also I was pushed into keeping my GPA up so that I wouldn't lose this great opportunity.


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