Often I feel that I have been condemned to Sisyphus’ eternal punishment of pushing a boulder up a mountain only to have it fall back down when I reach the top. Yet time and time again I push the boulder back up the mountain. Sometimes my efforts seem useless and cause unending frustration, but I want to reach the top of the mountain and I have the drive and self-motivation to do so.
I wonder why others don’t have the same commitment. Some people are okay with being average and just going through the motions of life. What is it that will make them start living and become all that they can be?
One of my driving forces is my strong sense of self-motivation. I want to be the best version of myself and I’m not content with simply breezing through life. I look around and see people with aspirations and goals, but I also see people who simply do things because they are told to. What is the difference between the two? One group has found passion and motivation in their life.
What is it that you are passionate about? What motivates you?
Guilford College students have many opportunities and resources available to them. The student that seeks these resources out will benefit greatly compared to the student who sits in his or her room waiting for an opportunity to come to him or her. True, it may be hard work to make it to the top, but those hardships shape who you are as a person.
Life is full of opportunities, but if we don’t seize at least a few, life will pass us up and all that weight we have been carrying will come crashing down on us. We are not condemned to Sisyphus’ punishment; we can and will reach the top with passions and motivations. We must seek out opportunities and utilize our resources effectively.