Theresa Branch the Reacher

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This short essay briefly explains what I mean when I say that I am a reacher. Especially in regards to my career path, and my drive for higher education.

Theresa Branch the Reacher

Coming from an urban community I have to be honest college attending, and career driven individuals were not the type of people that populated my neighborhood. All my determination and ambition was created by not only my faith, and family but exclusively myself. I am a learner, I personally believe if you are not willing to learn then you are not willing to grow. Knowledge is power; the only downfall for me is that when I feel as though I don’t know something it truly bothers me. However, I usually overcome that feeling when I realize that all my failures are sources of learning. The fear of failing was one of my biggest hindrances.

Reaching is something that I do, I remain in my position until I can reach and grab opportunities that will better my position. Some individuals are jumpers; they jump into situation without being truly ready for failure, and sometimes cannot handle the consequences. Sometimes risk taking works, and sometimes unfortunately it doesn’t. These types of people learn by experience, I tend to learn from observation. Even if I fail, I run through my mistakes that I observed and fix the flaws so that my next attempt is perfect.  I watch others carefully, and try to learn from their mistakes. This is one of the skills that kept me in tune with my goals for college even though most of my neighbors did not have the same drive as I did.  Young people tend to fall under the influences of peer pressure, not realizing that society actually respects leaders. I was never afraid of being casted out or not looking cool, because I still had a nice personality so I didn’t fear not being accepted because I knew people respected the things that I did, and the reasons that I did them. I made an effort to set myself apart from crowds, even within my own group of friends. This helped me with finding myself, and becoming individualized. My career has always been my focus, even though I changed my mind one million times, eventually I made a commitment.


Submitted: August 30, 2013

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