I am on tumblr…a lot. And I often come across this mantra:
You are more than your GPA
You are more than a number on a scale
You are more than your debt, or your scars
You are more
I understand this, I really do.
I understand that it’s easy to think you aren’t good enough because you don’t have a 4.0 GPA, or even a 3.0 GPA. I know what it’s like to have to retake a teacher certification test multiple times because I can’t seem to comprehend basic math skills.
It’s easy to hate your body when the media bombards you with images of perfectly photoshopped women.
And it’s so hard to stay motivated when you are attached to $80,000 in debt.
I also know:
I am more than all of these things.
I am kind.
I am creative.
I am gentle.
I am thrifty.
But I will not use this as an excuse to be mediocre.
I will not become lazy and stop trying my very best to achieve the very best grades.
I will not stop eating well, and drinking water, and exercising.
I will not stop budgeting, and saving money, and working extra babysitting jobs to pay off my student loans.
I will not confine myself to my living room, hiding away from the world because I struggle with the fear of failure.
I am destined for greatness because my Heavenly Father told me so.
I am a missionary, and will forever be used to spread the love of Christ, whether I am here in Pennsylvania, or adventuring through the jungles of Peru.
I will never settle for mediocrity simply because society thinks it is acceptable to do so.
And I will not use this mantra to accept any less than what I know I am capable of achieving.
I am more. I am more. I am more.
And so are you.