Monday, December 30, 2019

Personal Statement The Club - 1917 Words

A couple of weeks ago, I joined a local run club that a couple friends of mine encouraged me to join. Each week, the club meets and accomplished the following activities: meet greet, announcement of local races in the community, run 3-5 miles, high fives all around. The runs themselves are not meant to be overly competitive, it’s just fun to get out and run around with some familiar faces. The first day I showed up, I knew I was going to have a hard time since I hadn’t run in a month or two; I was coming off of a mild injury that kept me from exercising. When we started running, I felt fine and kept up with the group just fine. Around halfway through the run though, I wanted to stop. One leg was giving out on me and the other was†¦show more content†¦No, not at all! If I had my way, I would have stopped halfway through. I kept going because I was doing it with friends and I didn’t want to be the one who gave up. This, my friends, is social accountability at it’s finest and it clearly works for me when it comes to running long-stance. But I can’t help but wonder, can we, as young professionals, apply this same methodology to our lives? More specifically, can we use the idea of social accountability to help grow in our careers? As human beings, we’re all motivated differently and what works for me might not work for you. So instead of trying to convince you to think exactly how I think, I’m going to share some of my story with you - failures and successes alike - of how being a part of different, social communities has been so impactful for my education and some of my early career successes. High School is Hard I went to high school with a lot of really impressive people. In short, most of the kids were from the good side of the train tracks and to be completely honest, it made me a little self conscious knowing others had more than me - better looks, better cars, basically better everything. At my previous school, I had good grades, was a strong multi-sport athlete, and had a ton of friends. When my parents transferred me and my brother to our new school, I struggled in the classroom, was an average athlete, and had no friends. I didn t excel at anything anymore and all of

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