I’ve learned that life isn’t easy, bad things come in threes, and mind over matter actually works. I’ve also learned that starting a college essay at 8 p.m. guarantees sleep deprivation, newspaper clubs are extremely difficult to establish, and reading 200 pages a day equals the beginning of bad eyesight. I’m in college now and learning these concepts represents minuscule stepping stones on the paved golden path that leads to my future. My future isn’t unknown, however, for I have gained control of achieving mastery.
Mastery is defined as follows:
Mastery: Noun; (a) comprehensive knowledge or skill in a subject (b) control over someone or something*
I’d love to believe that I have control over life and the knowledge I learn, but I do not. However, I do have control over how I’d like my life to be. I have the right to make choices, the duty to make rational decisions, and the power to emit optimism in all that I do. In these ways I have become a master at controlling my life. Achieving mastery wasn’t an easy task for me, and I’m still learning. I make mistakes, I have regrets, and I have to accept that not all things are perfect… just as all people do. We’re all on the trek to owning our lives, but it’s a wonderful thought to know you’re not alone.