Wikipedia for Ideas and Motivation

2iuheo-l-610x610-t-shirt-shirt-funny-prom-top-putfit-black-thanks-wikipedia-meme-jeans-beautiful-summer-graduation-funny-shirt-quote-on-it-funny-tshirtWikipedia people you want to be like. Obama for instance. (ha i’m never going to be like Obama, but hey, its some good motivation and a good way to get ideas on what kind of things to get involved in). For example, if your in the political field like me, wikipedia someone prominent in that field, like Fareed Zakaria — a pretty famous journalist. Read the education section (their early life is pretty interesting too). I realised 2 really important things from just his biography alone:

1) All his extracurriculars had one main theme: politics.

“he was president of the Yale Political Union, editor-in-chief of the Yale Political Monthly, a member of the Scroll and Key society, and a member of the Party of the Right.” 

It’s pretty important to be focused on one thing — it shows you know what you want to do and helps you become more experienced in that field. However, I do believe being involved in a sport and a talent (music, art etc), is pretty important too. But what I took from his, and other peoples bio’s, was that they had a sense of what they wanted to do and they chose their extracurriculars based on it.

2) Not one persons GPA was mentioned in their bios. That doesn’t mean your GPA is unimportant obviously, but what they emphasised more is what they did outside of their studies — and most famous people usually were involved in extracurriculars. I gathered that these people probably had good GPA obviously, but their involvements were a huge part of their successes too.

Bottom line: get involved kids.

Here are some links to interesting biographies:

Natalie Portman (she’s pretty amazing)

Barack Obama

Nazanin Afshin-Jam

Audrey Hepburn

 

 

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