Imagine if you will this scenario:
"Man I can’t wait until next semester". These are the words spoken by millions of college students across the country in November or April of each year. It’s the end of the semester, parties were great, the road trips to other colleges were great adventures, staying up all night to study for the exam that you knew nothing about was rewarding because you were hanging with your boo, and skipping your anthropology class was cool because you got the notes from the "nerd" in class. Now it’s the *end of the semester*, midterm grades were posted a couple of weeks ago and you were not passing, finals are coming up and you don’t have all the notes, the prof. is not hearing your *sob story*, parents are asking about grades, and you still owe money for classes. You are now worried about your grades, and wondering if you are going to pass. You are also excited, because the semester is ending and you get to sell your books back to buy your outfit for the Kappa party. Out of this frustration and excitement, you think and some times say "I can’t wait until next semester".
Next semester represents the opportunity to start over. Why does next semester seem so attractive? Everybody wants the chance to start over to live anew and next semester provides the opportunity of another chance to get it right. However; next semester, with all of the newness presented, means nothing if next semester you are not a new you.
So what is your next semester? Is it the New Year? "I can’t wait to the New Year so that I can get my ……. (*$$$*, weight, spiritual life, relationship, marriage, etc.) right." Is it income taxes? "Dawg, I can’t wait ’til I get this refund check, I gon’ pay off this loan and then go put some rims on the truck" *Is it a new relationship? *"Ooh, I can’t wait until I get a new man, then I am gonna have so much fun, get my hair done, go shopping, cook, etc." What is it that you are putting off until next semester?
If we never address this semester’s issues, then this semester’s issues will become next semester regrets. *START TODAY*, address the *TRUTH *about you and begin to *CHANGE TODAY*.
So here is the Infinite Conception: The Next Semester Equations
Next Semester + Old You = Last Semester Results
or Next Semester + New You = Dean’s List
By Maco L. Faniel – Copyright (c) 2008 Maco L. Faniel. All rights reserved