This video came across my computer screen at a good time. Yesterday was a day of heartbreak, tragedy, and unspeakable acts from one individual.
Denzel Washington has always been a favorite of mine. Obviously, he is an actor and he plays parts that are my favorite. But the little I have read about him personally tends to influence me in a positive direction.
The very first line struck a cord with me. My first semester in college ended with a .98 GPA. My second almost increased an entire point! 1.67. From there I gradually improved once I matured a little. But when you start in the hole as deep as I did my 1st two years ended around a 1.6. My last two years was a 3.67. You can do the calculations… 2.3 or something was my overall.
Needless to say, I had a lot of interviews to land my first job. Many gawked at my overall GPA. No amount of dancing around the issue seemed to impress my would-be bosses. One day I interviewed with a principal that looked at my GPA and asked the question, “You lived a little in college didn’t you?” All I could do was chuckle. He went on to admit that he had the same situation and we bonded. He gave me a start to a wonderful career. I think about him often.
Dream Big, Fail Big