The Awakening Of The Real Me

This is a deeply personal column for me. Here's what I want to share with you all: the word discipline has haunted me for a long time. Putting in the work so that you can sow the rewards later was not something that was instilled in me from a young age. Rather, I learned how to get by. I was an average student in school - with a few exceptions such as the humanities, where I had always excelled in without much effort. And therein lied the issue for me: the world as I knew it at the time was rewarding me for my “mediocrity”. I thought: all I have to do is pay attention during class, and I will pass my exams when the time comes. If I did homework after a certain age, I do not remember. Even if