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Running head: SELF REFLECTION OF HIGHER LEARNING CONTINUANCE 1 Self Reflection of Higher Learning Continuance Joshua V. Turner (4118182) American Military University Professor Karen M. Sykes 02/09/2010 Why choose now to go back to school? That is an interesting question that I am posed with. Why a 28 year old father of three would choose this point in life to go back to school has a multitude of answers. Unfortunately, no one reason is more important or more easily understood thaen the other.
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As I sat here brainstorming of all the reasons that I could think of to go back to school, the largest reason was the one that proved the hardest to realize and harder yet to understand. My fear of failure is what was preventing me from getting back into school, when even though everybody had been advocating getting back in school and utilizing the benefits of being on active duty military status. Even as I examined the syllabus and felt that overwhelming fear engulf me Just so you know, everyone gets that feeling! Word choice? Wow, what an honest paper! Thank you. , I still did not realize that it was that fear that had prevented me from enrolling into school for almost ten years. I decided after the first couple days of reading the text that I cannot be afraid of a challenge, but rather use this challenge as a motivational means to success. I can no longer doubt my ability to succeed, but believe in myself that I am able and can complete this task of attaining a college degree.
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The sense of accomplishment, that one day I will hopefully experience, will justify the sacrifices that will be necessary in order to attain that goal. Yet another path
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