- 6 years ago
- Wedding: December 2010
I am applying for university next year and the university admissions department want a personal statement (roughly 300 words).
I had no idea what to write so would love some feedback/suggestions as I have never written anything like this before!
I had always struggled when given the task of writing about myself, because I did not think I had any outstanding qualities. I am not athletic in the slightest; even after spending 6 days a week in the gym I am still unable to do a single push up. I am not good at mathematics, my calculator is, and always will be, my greatest allie. My singing voice is atrocious, I cannot dance and after spending 3 years taking piano lessons my teacher advised I should just give up, which I promptly did.
It wasn’t until my twenty first birthday, as I reflected on my life, and where I was compared to where I wanted to be, that I realized the path I was heading down was safe and easy, but was not fulfilling. I knew I needed to make a change, and that change had to start with me. After spending two years working a menial job at a collections company, I cast aside all self doubt and negative talk and applied for a position for which I had no experience, but wanted more than anything. Against all odds, I was given the opportunity and spent a year with that company. A few months ago I was approached by the CEO of a competitor, and offered a position with them.
I now work with some of Australia’s leading entrepreneurs, assisting them in the day-to-day operations of their business. I am surrounded by people of great success and the common trait among them all is that they believed in their abilities, and they tried.
From that one instance of taking a chance and believing in myself, my life took a whole new direction. I have started to appreciate the qualities I have, and the person I am as opposed to what I am lacking. I am kind, and considerate and loyal. I am extremely hard working, intuitive and a lateral thinker. I am smart, I am creative and I am dedicated. I stand up for my beliefs, I stand up for those around me and every day I try and make this world a better place.
I am no longer afraid to pursue what I want. I am no longer afraid to fail, as I would rather give everything I have and fail as opposed to not trying and wondering what could have been. More than anything, I want to study (details of course and univeristy). I hope that you grant me the honor of allowing me to pursue this dream.