Let the fun begin!
If you feel a seismic shift on Saturday morning, May 7, it’s probably the nervous energy of millions of teens.
That’s right…it’s that time again!
Millions of 16 and 17 year olds around the world are taking the SAT for the first time.
Many have studied, maybe out of a book or maybe from an expensive test prep program.
Many more haven’t done anything in particular to get ready for it.
All of them are feeling pressure to one degree or another.
Just about all of them have been told one way or another this test will make or break their prospects for getting into college…
…and by extension their chances of success in their careers, and in their lives.
True? Maybe…to a degree.
Many colleges do use this test as one way to make choices about who they accept and who they don’t.
And at a time where college applications are at their highest ever, more kids are receiving the dreaded rejection letters than any point in the past.
It’s simply a matter of supply and demand. More applicants for basically the same number of spots.
Who’s going to internalize rejection?
Who’s going to internalize someone else’s judgment of them?
Of course, the other side of the equation – the Happy one…
A bunch of kids are gonna get a great score.
One that opens doors at that elite university.
One that launches a college education that starts a whole new life.
Tests are cool. They’re a great way to measure what we’ve learned.
As long as it’s a fair and valid test.
Say what you want about the SAT, and the pressure it puts on kids and families. But by and large it does a pretty good job measuring what it’s supposed to measure.
But that’s not the point, is it???
One test, one morning, one anything.
It has exactly as much power over our lives as we permit.
If our lives and our ambitions are wrapped up in getting into that college…
Or working for that company…
Or living in that mansion…
We’ve given up control of our happiness and our prosperity.
There are 4932 ways to what you desire…
As long as your clear about what that is.
Kids don’t usually know.
But many of them know how they want to FEEL.
And that’s a great start.
It’s also a great start for adults.
Got a good score? Great!
Use it to advance your education and your career.
Got one that your parents don’t want to mention to their friends?
Roll with it.
Prepare better next time, if you’re so inclined.
Or figure out what you want.
And find one of the other 4931 ways to get it.
Find the fun in the adrenaline rush.
Actually, everything ends in that transition.
So enjoy the ride, Kimosabi!
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