Achiever or Believer?

Posted by M ws On Monday, June 4, 2012 4 comments
The professor stood before his class of 30 senior molecular biology students, about to pass out the final exam.

'I have been privileged to be your instructor this semester, and I know how hard you have all worked to prepare for this test. I also know most of you are off to medical school or grad school next fall,' he said to them.

'I am well aware of how much pressure you are under to keep your GPAs up, and because I know you are all capable of understanding this material, I am prepared to offer an automatic 'B' to anyone who would prefer not to take the final.'

The relief was audible as a number of students jumped up to thank the professor and departed from class. The professor looked at the handful of students who remained, and offered again, 'Any other takers? This is your last opportunity.'

One more student decided to go.

Seven students remained. The professor closed the door and took attendance. Then he handed out the final exam. There were two sentences typed on the paper:

'Congratulations, you have just received an 'A' in this class.

Keep believing in yourself.'

~ Harvey Mackay

Hence it is really our choice to be an achiever or a believer or BOTH?

Thanks to Angela who sent me this post some time back. Have a nice day!

4 comments to Achiever or Believer?

  1. says:

    Tiger Thanks MWS.
    Serves as a good reminder to keep the faith! Especially in one's self.
    Sorry couldn't catch up in Penang. Was in a rush to go back to KL.
    Take care and God Bless!

  1. says:

    Shadower Great inspirational stuff. Something I will share with my kids.
    Where did you get all these material? LOL

  1. says:

    masterwordsmith Hi Tiger

    No worries at all! I understand the time constraints that you and your family had to cope with. That you did think of me is enough. There can always be a next time when you are in Penang or when I am in your neck of the woods! Take care and please stay in touch. God bless you and your lovely family!


  1. says:

    masterwordsmith Hi Shadower

    Indeed I love this post and am thinking of trying it on my students :-). Actually, I think someone sent this to me via email long ago and I stumbled upon it when housekeeping my inbox. Glad this resonated with you. Truly, such precious lessons must be passed on to our children. Take care and God bless!


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