It was only recently that I realized that I didn’t live as industriously as I was supposed to. It all comes after a few books I’ve read recently, which primarily consisted of biographies of several famous people. Elon Musk was one of them, for instance. After finishing his biography, I surprisingly found myself ---- although having an utterly different characteristic with him ---- being attracted by some of his behaviours. Characteristics come with people when they are infants; therefore, they are a part of ourselves that could not easily be altered, and should not be altered. Nevertheless, ideas, logic, rationality, means and behaviours can be learnt, for good purposes. Among all of those things that humans can acquire, what I realized is that if I want to achieve a goal, then I should do it. The word “do” only has two letters, yet it seems so powerful.
When I review my life of my high school career in Vancouver, I found that I achieved all the things that I actually spent time on. For example, my app, my website, the pitch presentations. All of them went well only because I got my hands dirty on those things. Having to admit that sometimes lack of talent, dearth of skills and knowledge inadequacy could be potential barriers ---- I once read a book about algorithms and I found myself completely not comprehending the content. I still believe that 99% of the goals will be achieved by just doing it.
Going back to present, I still have more than two months left until I graduate. A decision on attending U of A relieved a portion of pressure given by the Provincial Examination, and that turned out to provide me more time to work on things that I really want to work on. Learning more programming concepts, finishing more projects, reading more books and keeping healthier habits are the few little things I would love to focus on the last bit of my high school. I don’t have to send people to Mars, but I will keep working on the be the best version of myself.