Where Will Hard Work Take You?

Quick: Would you rather be a genius or a hard worker? Go with whatever first comes to mind, although if you’ve ever uttered the phrase, “work smarter, not harder,” then you probably know where you stand. In this age of striving for success, I frequently here the message to “find your unfair advantage.” Generally this is used when attempting to build a startup or a company that will eventually rival Facebook and Google and earn […]


Momentum: The Only Measure for Success | Part III

In previous posts I covered the first two pillars of the creation of momentum. We learned that the ability to motivate yourself to do the important work is the first step in achieving success. Next is about increasing your efficiency. You want to be able to maximize results in shorter amounts of time. The final key to the creation of momentum is less about the external world you interact with than the internal one. It’s about […]

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Momentum: The Only Measure for Success | Part II

I’ve written about the importance of momentum in creating sustained success and results in your life. We already discovered the first of three key assets in the creation of momentum: the ability to motivate yourself to do the important work. The second key to creating and sustaining momentum is using your time more efficiently. We all have the same amount of time in our day. Everyone gets twenty-four hours. It can seem like an incredibly […]

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Can an Average Student get into Medical School? Exploring the Growth Mindset

If there’s one thing premed students worry over above all else it’s whether they’re smart enough to get into medical school. For the students with 3.9 GPAs, 38+ scores on the MCAT, and solid letters of recommendations it may seem like a no brainer–maybe they won’t get into their first choice of school, but they’re getting in. But what about the rest of us? By definition, most of us are average. Most of us are going to fall […]

Premed Success: The Key Mindset for Getting into Medical School

When I was a student at the University of North Carolina I attended a seminar for pre-medical undergraduates. It was hosted by one of the Organic Chemistry professors, who also doubled as the leading academic advisor for premeds. The idea of the lecture was teaching students how to excel in their more difficult courses and create a well rounded application for medical school. But it was also to prepare the students for failure. “There are over […]