Heya, hum... this might sound odd or awkawrd to ask for, you know... but is it possible you could give me some encouraging words or tips? I'm trying to get access for a university that is far away from I actually live, but I'd have to study a lot for it and I have no idea if I can make it
I was watching a video yesterday about how in virtual worlds gamers are so full of optimism. We engage in blissful productivity, and we weave tight social fabrics with people who are willing to collaborate with us to make the impossible possible–to achieve the greatest of tasks and to save worlds. And when you think about it, it’s true. Because in this virtual world, you believe you [can] achieve these things; That anything is possible. And no matter how many times you fail, you try again. Sure sometimes you rage quit and don’t come back to the game again for a couple hours or even days, but the point is you come back. Because this virtual world absolutely has to be saved, and you have to be better and consistently grow, and these obstacles have to be overcome.
And we don’t have that same sort of mindset in real life. We don’t believe we are as capable as we can be, and the thought of failure paralyzes most of us. But why is it that when we’re in game, we are the best possible versions of ourselves? Why is it we don’t apply those same sorts of work ethics to real life?
You can achieve anything you put your mind to. You just have to put in the work and time for it. So, be optimistic (believing in yourself is the first step), be productive (study), be social (study with your friends, network and broaden your horizons), and when you start losing sight of things just keep your mind on what it is you’re putting all this hard work in for. Because like every game, everything you’re fighting for should have great meaning.
I think it’s really great you’re travelling away for school. It’s also brave. College is going to be one hell of an adventure for you.