College essay: What was the best advice ever give to you?
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Best Advice I Ever Received
"Always remember that you can accomplish everything if you try and think positively!" This may sound a little trite, but if I did not have this piece of advice in my mind throughout my school years, I do not think I would be where I am now. My mom and dad told me this when I was in elementary school as a motivation to do my first project by myself, but I took it as a true fact. Ever since that day, before I started any project, I first told myself that it was going to be easy, then before I knew it, I was done. I did not only use this advice for projects, but for tests, quizzes, and homework too. As long as I am confident about what I am doing, then I succeed and manage to get a good grade with my positive attitude.
As I grew up, I still used this advice, and in fact, I got more serious about it. The whole idea of thinking positive drew my attention. I decided to read "The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne, which my mother recommended to me. Byrne has the same perspective on life. She shows many examples of a theory called the Law of Attraction and how it works every time. What is basically happening is that you are using your brain to concentrate and get whatever you want. The whole process involves heavily focusing on what you want, believing that you have already reached your goal or whatever it is that you want, and finally success. The book changed me as a whole; it changed my personality and my world view. I can definitely the book helped me mature. Instead of stressing about problems, I figured out how to solve them.
During my junior year in high school, I had to write a five page research paper on Nanotechnology. That was the last thing I wanted to do when I had an English research paper and a History paper due in the same two weeks. I felt that all the work in the world was getting piled up on me. However, I stopped complaining and told myself that I had to it, and if I had to, then I could. I started thinking positively, and I finished each project one by one. My parents’ advice had helped me again.
If my parents had not advised me to believe in myself, I would probably be lost. Now I truly believe that you can do whatever you want in life if you think positively and focus on your goal. Life is all about trying. If you do not try, then you do not care. If you do not care, then you will not be successful in life.