Breaking Down the Equation

Optimism Thought of the Week

For Sunday, March 13, 2016 

Breaking Down the Equation

By Glennel Hardy


I have no true appreciation of college math but when it came time to pass the course in order to graduate, I sought tutoring to help me get through it.  Breaking a problem down to its lowest point, in order to find the simplest solution totally intimidated me.  I had to find a way to embrace a situation that intimidated me and fall in love with it.

We typically would do our best to avoid anything that intimidate us, but what if the one thing that we fear the most, is the key to our success.  With certainty if I did not pass statistics, I would not have graduated, fear had met me face to face.  I had come to the point of either fearing statistics, or not walking across the stage with my degree.  The vision of obtaining my degree overruled the fear of statistics.

The purpose of the intimidator is to test your ability to go after what is meant for you to have, success does not come easy, and the one that intimidates delivers the test.  As we do in math, we have to write the complete equation out, and cancel out that which does not belong, and what you do to one side, you must do to the other side, and always remember everything matters in the equation.

Photo Courtesy of Evan Curtis

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