Getting this off my back.

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I was an above average student with a below average care for much of what I was taught.  I consider myself a relatively intelligent human being with a higher IQ when it comes to wit than that of what succombs to being able to find the nearest Red Lobster in a small town.  God is Just.

When I was a young lad, I took swimming lessons.  My first instructor was (as memory serves me) a dark-haired dame who pretty much left me to my own accord.  I became a lousy swimmer.

The second instructor, looking more like Sam Khalifa  of the "We are still lousy days" of when the Pittsburgh Pirates may have stood a chance to actually compete, pushed me.  I became a pretty good swimmer.

I'm taking a test that many have took and failed.  That happens Thursday.  That same test is one that many have passed the first-time around.

Personally, I'm not just looking to pass ...

I've never been an overachiever in all my years.  Hell, I've never even been one to reach my particular potential.   That means, I'm pretty much a dunce in the category of being able to achieve what the talents I have been given  may be gotten.

Upon taking the proto-type Final Exam, I passed ... but without flying colors.  The Instructor said to me after the fact, "I would have thought you scored higher, you know this stuff."  That statement was somewhat retracted later when he thought speaking aloud may offend me.  However, he was right.

Whatever ability I have or don't have needs to be exposed.  And I need to quit partaking in short-cuts of any nature. 

It's only when you tire of second-best that you require being the very best.

"Just Passing" isn't the Test ... kicking its ASS IS!

And if that is done, one more pimple popped off my back.  Let the puss flow ...

 

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Scott Silverstone
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Time to kick some butt!

Feb 22, 2011 04:20 PM #1
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Tammy Lankford,
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interesting.  I'll have to try to live up to my potential for a while, and see how that works out for me.

Feb 22, 2011 04:33 PM #2
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Rene Bayani
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"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat."

T. Roosevelt

Give me the person who has desire and takes action over the person who has potential but lives a life of mediocrity. 

Feb 22, 2011 04:36 PM #3
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All my motto here.  I say, kicking ass and taking names.  You on ly get to go through life once.  There are no second chances in LIFE!!!!  Staying on task is the harder thing, but I"m withya J bird!

Feb 22, 2011 05:11 PM #4
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Liz and Bill Spear
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Jason, We know you have the mental fortitude to kick any test or life obstacle's ass! :)  Good luck, but it's not really about luck, is it?  Perhaps a little Metallica pre-test for the proper amount of brain rush?? :)  Bill

Feb 22, 2011 10:19 PM #5
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Bryant Tutas
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Jason. You under achieve because you want to be the rebel. Achieving your full potential would mean you "caved" and became what they wanted you to be. Whoever your "they" may be.  I know because I have been there.

So here's how to pass a test by underachieving. Answer just enough questions to pass. For example: If you need 75 to pass and there are 100 questions then just answer the first 75 questions and then turn it in. This way you underachieve (barely passing) but still over achieve (getting 100% of the questions answered right). You've now beaten the system :)

 

Feb 22, 2011 11:29 PM #6
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Steve Loynd
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Like Bryant comment above, I know where you are coming from. I took my required foreign language class (German) because the football coach taught it...it was known to be an easy passing grade. Looking back I wish I had chosen based on what would have served me better in the future, and not just the easy passing grade. Kick it my friend!

Feb 23, 2011 12:08 AM #7
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Jason, Whenever you overcome whatever has beaten you up you have become the winner!

Feb 23, 2011 12:15 AM #8
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Jason life is full of "tests"---we excel at what we want to excel at.

Feb 23, 2011 07:53 AM #9
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Great honest take on yourself Jason. of course in the NFL, the Kentucky Derby, etc. no one ever cares about who came in second. We should push ourselves to be our best, but like in real estate, sometimes only a 70, 75, or 80 out of 100 is needed to pass. Personally I get annoyed if I don't get a 90 as a minimum on a test, but yes yours truly has even FAILED a class in college so it happens. Just try again your best next time.

Feb 23, 2011 07:57 AM #10
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Susan Mangigian
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Am I the only one who is going to ask what test?  Or is the test a metaphor?  And I could have lived without the pimple analogy.  :-)

Feb 24, 2011 12:04 AM #11
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Jason Sardi
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Insurance Test (Property & Casuality), Susan.

And it's off my back:)

 

Feb 24, 2011 02:24 AM #12
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Andrew J. Lenza
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Congratulations, Jason. Continued prosperity in your chosen profession.

Feb 24, 2011 05:25 AM #13
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Susan Mangigian
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Jason, I hope you ace it.  :-)

Feb 24, 2011 05:46 AM #14
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Jason Sardi
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Thanks, Lenza.

I did well, Susan.  Didn't ace it as I would have liked, however I made a darn good showing.

Feb 24, 2011 06:43 AM #15
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Andrew J. Lenza
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A "pass" is a pass. No one will ask you for your test score.

Feb 24, 2011 08:52 AM #16
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Jennifer Monroe
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I asked for his test score :) 

Congratulations my love!!!!!

Feb 24, 2011 11:10 AM #17
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