Lesson 7: Master Your Fears
When I was still a student in Lower Six, a very wise teacher said this:
You must learn to control your emotions to become a Laureate.
This is one of the best pieces of advice I’ve ever heard. This is because the journey to become a Laureate is filled with ups and downs. You will experience some successes as well as some setbacks. Therefore, you will experience a whole range of human emotions, both positive ones and negative ones. As human beings, we are emotional creatures. We are not robots who only think in rational and logical ways.
Emotions are really powerful tools that can determine your level of success as a student. To become a Laureate, you need to learn to make your emotions work for you instead of against you.