Reach for the stars so if you fall, you land on a cloud.
I heard this statement from my high school teacher back then and this is what still motivates me when I need to set goals. I always thought that to be able to be successful, my goal must always be to do the impossible.
To be true, at first, “passing” the LET is enough for me. I am a registered nurse who also successfully passed the Nurse Licensure Exam back July 2011. I landed at the 9th place out of the 78,135 who took the exam.
If life is just a case of having to prove something to someone, I felt that I have proven something already. It was on January 2015 that I decided to take the LET. Since I was already lagging behind in reviewing for the exam, I decided to look for an on-line review—and there it was—MINDGYM!
At first, I decided to read the LETers’ Choice Warm-Ups book that I bought from them. I read the testimonials and wrote my 92% Top 1 LET goal at page 135. At the first day that I encountered MindGym, I was greatly motivated and I think that was what I needed to keep the fire in me burning!
So, what did I do after? I decided on what materials to review. I did all the drills that I can do. I watched crash course Biology videos in Youtube. I answered Biology quizzes from the internet. I attended the fast track Prof Ed review and the Final Coaching! I did these things in one and a half month.
I proceeded with my pre-planned 10-day vacation on February which actually ate my time so I did extreme time management and strategic learning in reviewing for the LET while working. I asked my friends not to disturb me until March 29. I took a lot of vitamins to keep me up at night.
When I took my nursing licensure exam three years ago, I was relaxing 5 days before the exam day. When I took the LET, I was still reviewing my LET checkpoints the night before!
On the actual day of the exam, I gave my best shot. I prayed. I maximized my time. I remembered my 92% Top 1 LET goal. And yes! When the LET results came out, I got 89.20%, Top 7 rank! I didn’t reach my LET goal but I couldn’t be any happier.
I think that the lesson that I learned in this LET journey is to never settle. Life has a lot of things to offer and we can be successful in a lot of things. There is no impossible if we just let our will drive us into reaching our goals. It is our choice, not chance, that opens us to a lot of opportunities in this world. Everything starts with a positive mind!
This 2015, I decided to make another goal come true—to be a teacher. This 2015, I opened a door, an opening that will lead me to my ultimate dream: TO INSPIRE. Life is not a case of having to prove something to someone. It is how you will make a meaning to your life and a difference to the life of others.