I’ll never forget something my Dad told me before he sent me off to my freshman year at college.
“If you come back with a 4.0, I’m going to be disappointed.”
What… whaaa? Did I hear that right? Did THAT just come out of the mouth of my Dad who was the rulekeeper/disciplinarian …. and not to mention my COACH in basketball for eight years who always encouraged me to be my best…. Did he just tell me to NOT get a 4.0?
After seeing my facial reaction that expressed those sentiments, he continues, “If you come back with a 4.0, I’ll know that you spent too much time in the library stressing over a test… and not enough time enjoying the “life” experiences.”