Problem/Goal: Memory of how poorly I did on the English version of my SATs
Date: October 2017
Summary: I did extremely well on the Math portion of the SATs and did poorly on the English portion which was a stressful and demoralizing experience. I didn’t understand most of the vocabulary, not to forget to mention how difficult the reading and comprehension was for me. It was such an important test too, so there was a high emotion associated with this one exam. I know exactly why I did poorly on the English portion of the test too. I watched television all the time and I never read. I didn’t like reading because I had a short attention span.
Belief: I had to pursue a career that was Math related. I was not good at the English language and vocabulary.
Result: This was actually quite painful realizing how many years I wasted doing something I wasn’t truly passionate about. I couldn’t find a major I enjoyed and it took me 8 ½ years to get my undergraduate degree. I eventually received a Civil Engineering degree and worked as an engineer for 8 ½ years. Most of those years I did not enjoy the repetitive, lack of creativity in my work. I also felt stuck at my job. Now I constantly read and have a lot of confidence in my vocabulary and comprehension so really the belief was outdated and untrue. Deep down I am passionate about being creative, teaching, speaking in front of large groups and helping others. I love to read and I especially love learning new things. I spent 17 years of my life on the wrong path which was a hard pill to swallow, but it does have a happy ending. I now do what I love to do and I am passionate about it. Some people never get the opportunity in a lifetime. I get to help people with this now and reverse any limiting beliefs about themselves, preventing them from doing what they love to do.