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Adcoms had this belief . . . 


“If you want to succeed in your life, remember this phrase: That past does not equal the future. Because you failed yesterday; or all day today; or a moment ago; or for the last six months; the last sixteen years; or the last fifty years of life, doesn’t mean anything… All that matters is: What are you going to do, right now?” -Anthony Robbins


The sentiment at least

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Hey there...

I hear you on this one. When I had my interview in Feb, one of my adcoms pointed on the frankness about my moment of failure during my undergrad and how did I overcome it was among qualities that they seek for the applicants in their program. She said not many people, especially in the field of academia have the audacity to openly talk about their shortcomings in life. Of course at the beginning it was sort of a gamble knowing that I am competing with the straight As type, but I believe I represent the other type of students, those who wanted to succeed because they know the bitter taste of failure and because of that, I had built a solid body of work to show that I am not the person I was during my undergrads.Following my interview, I was accepted into their PhD in Education at one of the universities in upstate New York. 

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