Saturday, March 15, 2008

Admission Decisions

I'm going to MIT! I am so excited. Out of respect for the very many friends I've made who weren't offered admission (Justin, Shruthi, Wendy) , that's all I'll say about it at this time. For you guys I want to share some quotes I read before I got my decision to prepare me for the worst. Reading these before-hand went a long way in making me feel better about the potentially disappointing outcome, and I hope that they offer you guys some measure of comfort now, this ones for you guys guys:

"Experience is not what happens to you; it is what you do with what happens to you."
~ Aldous Huxley

"It is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words: "And this, too, shall pass away.""
~ Abraham Lincoln

"When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place."
~ Unknown

"Instead of giving myself reasons why I can't, I give myself reasons why I can."
~ Unknown

"When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us."
~ Alexander Graham Bell

"When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. "
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

"If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down. "
~ Mary Pickford

"What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly."
~ Richard Bach

"Fall seven times, stand up eight."
~Japanese Proverb

"If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again. "
~ Flavia Weedn

"The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning. "
~ Ivy Baker Priest

"One has to remember that every failure can be a stepping stone to something better."
~ Col. Harland Sanders

I wish you all the best. Wake up tomorrow and chase your dreams.


Wendi said...
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Wendi said...

one more comment on that -

there's been a lot of research done on people who just apply to the top colleges, and it shows that people who apply are much more successful later.

don't ever let a school or company brand you - unless you always want to live in the shadows of another's brand.

brand yourself. you'll shine.

feel free to contact me if you feel like this comment is too idealistic/optimistic - i can prove you wrong.

Awake dreamer said...

Thanks. Good luck. Enjoy the four years.

Anonymous said...

Hey, congrats! I'm glad you got in! I had a feeling that you would get in. I hope you have a great experience!

Shruthi said...

Hey Chris

Congrats!! You deserve it :) And it was very thoughtful of you! All I can say now is, keep in touch!! :_

Anonymous said...

congrats! I really cannot believe that instead of bragging (you deserve it), you are thinking of cheering us, rejected people, up. anyway, thanks for posting those quotes, they are awesome.