Motivation : Pursuing A Higher Education Essay

806 Words Nov 11th, 2015 4 Pages
What motivated me to enroll at GCU and to pursue a degree in higher education was a need for something more out of life and the need to conquer my fear of pursuing a higher education. I am always telling my children that they can do and become anything they want to but I never believed that for myself, how can I tell my children this and I didn’t believe it for myself. I have had such a great fear of pursuing a higher education because I found myself telling myself that I am not smart enough to obtain a degree in higher education so I have continued and settled to work low paying, meaningless jobs. So what finally motivated me to finally face my fear of failure, I was recently let go from yet another low paying job and feeling defeated I decided I need to doing something with my life that is going to be of great achievement and the only thing I could think of was a need of obtaining an higher education something I have been so afraid to do and something I can do to feel good about myself the feeling of accomplishment. I desperately want to know what it feels like to accomplish something of great value and substance that is a feeling no one can ever take from you. I have been doing the same thing over and over such as working one low paying, meaningless job after the next and expecting different results and that is the definition of insanity. So my motivation is proving to myself that I can do this, that I am worth this journey and that I deserve more than…

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