Isaiah said, 'I have set my face like a stone, determined to do His will.' You'll never have real success with anything until you become passionate about it. The Psalmist wrote, 'My heart is steadfast...' (Psalm 57:7 NKJV). The word 'steadfast' means to have a commitment that's as strong as rock. Henry Ford was passionate about automobiles. Thomas Edison was passionate about light. The Wright Brothers were passionate about flying. Paul was passionate about evangelism. You will only be remembered in life for what you were passionate about.
The ultimate example is Jesus. Standing before Pilate, who tried to judge Him, Jesus said, '...For this reason I was born, and for this I came into the world...' (John 18:37 NIV). Twenty centimetre thorns would crush His brow. A spear would puncture His side. Spikes would be driven into His hands. Thirty-nine stripes would tear His back to shreds. What He felt most passionate about could only be achieved through pain.
The same will be true in your life. You may feel insignificant. You may have to start out small. But when what you love begins to consume your mind, your thoughts, your conversation and your schedule - then you are headed for success. Do you dread going to work? Do you watch the clock? Does your mind wander to other places and things you would rather be doing? Then you won't succeed. Find something you feel passionate about, something that energises you, something worthy of building your life around. Jesus did and He won the world.
I have had the best day ever.
My exam went pretty good this morning. There was only one question that i had no idea about. I did not know how to draw a Neuron - so i drew a pretty circle and left it at that! Other than that though - i am fairly confident that i aced the rest of it.
That exam was only 25% of the final mark for that paper. I now have a 2000 word essay where i have to practice the theoretical concepts to understand real life circumstances in relation to alcohol and drug use. I have to pick a subject that i am objective about and use the concepts and theories taught in this class to describe the subject's drug use and explain why the person uses or used substances.
I think i am going to use Amy Winehouse as my subject rather than relating it to my own personal experiences.
Anyway - the fact that the exam is over and went well is not why my day has been so good.
I got my final grade for Sociology and i just scraped by with an AAAAAAAAAA!
I will admit that i was only 1 mark away from a B+ but that does not matter. I still got an A.
I received 23 out of 25 possible marks for my presentation and 57 out of 75 possible marks for my essay. I lost 5 marks for not having enough references in the essay so despite the feedback regarding the actual content being great - i lost marks for only providing 3 references instead of 5.
Won't make that mistake again.
Still - I am over the moon at that result.
Now i have the Motivational Interviewing OSCE to survive on Tuesday. This means that i have to do a 15 minute role play with one of the tutors demonstrating motivational interviewing therapeutic style, micro skills, motivational interviewing strategies and resistance responses.
I don't like motivational interviewing much.
The T and i are going to be spending our weekend looking and feeling a bit stupid while we practice and role play - like this;
Every time we try to practice this - i just end up cracking up. I don't do role play well at all.
THEN i have a 2000 word essay to write - critiquing my OSCE. I doubt that will be difficult as i am sure that there will be a lot to critique.
That is due on June 25th.
Sometime between now and June 20th i also have a 2000 word essay for Interventions to do as well.
Then term two starts.
I. Love. My. Life.