Success Beyond Scholarship

Last February, on Saturday the 25th at about noon, I failed. I lost. It was the kind of failure that follows you around and sits on your shoulders like a backpack filled with bricks. I had spent the last six months writing and drafting and redrafting my application for the Truman Scholarship, a prestigious award…

Fail, Don’t Fear (a prologue)

As college students, we are constantly taught about the importance of setting goals. We are taught that the most successful people set goals and then go after them. We are taught that our goals must not only be intelligent, but also SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timely). While goal setting is an important skill…