Getting To Great

Theodore Roosevelt said, “Nothing worth having comes easy.”

I am taking a class called OIT248-The Art and Science of Optimization Modeling in Practice (also known as “Advanced OSM”, pronounced “awesome”) and it is killing me. No really, killing me.

I’m reading like crazy, studying new concepts, and struggling with the whole “optimization modeling in practice” idea. On top of that, I’m taking an advanced accounting course that’s not much easier.

It’s like I’m taking foreign language classes. I’m surrounded by native speakers and I’m only understanding a few words in every conversation. It’s a humbling position to be in, but it’s exactly why I’m here.

My #GrantGoal for this week is to do what it takes to get to great.

Why Great?

Greatness is a priority for me; and I believe the pursuit of greatness builds character. Greatness is a reminder of the struggle and a celebration of the process.

So What’s Next?

More work, better work, and smarter work.

I plan on getting around people that are doing what I want to do. I plan on getting support toward my goal and I plan on changing what I need to change.

Einstein said, “the measure of intelligence is the ability to change.”

I’m changing for the better.

Chris Grant

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