Self Assessment / Reflective Essay

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Assignment #7:
Assignment #7: Self Assessment / Reflective Essay
Strayer University

Abstract
In this essay I’m sharing with you some of the struggles I endured as a teenager and I explain how I learned from a lot of the mistakes I made.

Assignment # 7 Self Assessment / Reflective Essay

Looking back and reflecting on my life I can now see that I have made many mistakes. Most of the mistakes I have made were due to my lack of patience and never listening to older family members. If I had listened to their words of wisdom I would have saved myself a lot of trouble and headaches. Instead of me taking their advice I took my own path and did things my way. The first valuable lesson that I learned when I was
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I started to skip after school activities that I was enrolled in and before you know it I was beginning to fall behind in all of the classes that I was taking. It seemed as if the more I did not listen, the deeper the hole I dug myself. I remember my mother told me "what goes around comes around". I started dating a lot of girls around when I turned fifteen. I did not take into consideration the feelings of the girls that I talked to at all! I met a girl and I fell in love with her but she didn't feel the same away about me as I felt about her. My heart was broken and all I could think about was the lecture I received from my mother about karma As a child, I was taught the value of education. I was in a poverty stricken environment with chances of success slim to none. My grandfather used to always tell me to take more pride in my education since he never got the chance to graduate from high school. I only went to school because it was mandatory and I had no other choice. After I finally got back on track in my senior year of high school I graduated with honors. As a teen I used to always think that my elders talked too much and I didn't really respect what they had to say. I am a strong believer in that you learn from your mistakes. The older I grew the more respect I had for elders and took a lot more of what they had to say into consideration.

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