Taking the Challenge
The other night I was sitting around thinking great thoughts, as one of my favorite history teachers likes to say. Well, maybe not the greatest thoughts. I was thinking about my schedule for next semester, as I am getting ready to pre-register for my final semester of classes. I was thinking through the various electives that I have left to take, and my dominant thought was to try to choose the easiest class that I could that would fit the requirements. That's what you're supposed to do, right?
Then a thought jumped into my mind and landed like a lead block. Why would we try to avoid an upper-level class and try to take something easier instead? In my case, I was thinking of taking a class that I wasn't particularly interested in instead of a class that I knew that I would like, but had heard that it would be challenging. Isn't that what we're here for, though? To be challenged, to learn as much as we can, and to grow? Each semester, my teachers stretch me to do things that I didn't think would be possible.
So as you get ready to pre-register for your classes, when you get to a choice between a few classes, choose the one that will help you to grow the most, regardless of if you think that it will be challenging.0