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“What makes you feel confident, capable of completing certain tasks, and disciplined to get yourself together?” The answer is: nothing… but let me explain.

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It’s a true fact that if a person wants something, they will receive it. It is part of human nature, and that is a good thing. Although, once we actually get it, we get tired of it. There’s no denying that we want something even better. Now, let me go over the word “perfect’ and talk deeply about it. Being perfect describes a person with no flaws. It sets the bar of having greater qualities and desire in order to achieve “success” or happiness. Well my question is: what happens if a person achieves their own level of perfection? It’s human nature to want something even better. So does being perfect even matter at this point?

This does not only happen to college students, people in their mid-life crisis, or young-adults that just turned 20. This dilemma happens to everyone. I’m going to be honest here, the desire to want everything is depressing. I’m not stopping you from achieving all of your goals in life. In reality, I think you are a person with big goals, and no one is going to stop you from achieving them. Like I said, it’s human nature to receive the things you want. But I’m pretty sure that’s not the only thing that comes to your mind.

Remember that toy you wanted when you were just 7 years old? After your mom or dad bought you that toy, I’m pretty sure you weren’t settled with just one toy throughout your whole childhood. Imagine if your parents did not buy you that toy. Will you think about it for the rest of your life? No. You’ll eventually move on from it and may want something even better. This also applies to the skills you currently have and are insecure about.No matter what you do, progress will take time and the results are never ending. You may be satisfied with that level of knowledge or skill set you have, but we learn everyday. A person should expand their horizons and not settle with one thing. 


The point I'm trying to make here is not something to think negatively about. The desire to want something more is an amazing feeling of chasing the happiness you deserve. But, there needs to be a limit of how many things you want in life. It takes one step at a time to get what you want, and this will also lessen the stress in the long run. 


My Experience

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If you think I don’t know what I’m talking about, please hear me out. I came from a tiny island in the Pacific Ocean at the Northern Marianas Islands. I am currently going to college in New York. It has taken me around two years to save up some money and move to a new place I’ve never been before, especially during the year when COVID-19 was still spreading across the globe. My desire was so big that once I arrived in New York, I was filled with joy. After 3 months, I experienced a lot (and I mean a lot) of problems. Settling down was one thing, but finding new friends, getting lost around campus, and being independent at the same time was too difficult to handle. Eventually, I managed to solve everything, but there will always be a price to pay to get what you want. Imagine wanting more than travelling across the globe;I think stress will take control of you. 


To sum everything up, do what you want and you will get it. But don’t expect that will be the only thing you need. Your end goal is not the end nor the solution to your success. There will always be a new beginning, and that is the beauty of life itself. So be that person that does not think about that perfection. Be yourself, and someone will see you perfectly the way you are.

Jessa is a graphic design student at Rochester Institute of Technology. She originally came from Saipan, Northern Marianas Islands and graduated with an associates degree in Liberal Arts. She enjoys drawing, roller skating, and loves going on adventures to explore and meet new people. Jessa hoped that being part of Her Campus will allow her to explore a variety of different topics to write from and communicate with other college students in her community.
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