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Jordan Reeves

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What is the most important thing you've learned on your own?

In three sentences, explain something that you've learned without being told by another person -- something you've figured out all by yourself. Here's an example:

"I learned how to paint with water colors by reading a book and searching for YouTube videos. It took me a while, but I figured out some techniques that really work for me. I'm not an expert yet, but I have discovered a real joy in painting."

It can be anything -- a practical skill (like painting) or a knowledge set (like how to use mathematics).

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  • Mar 18 2013: I learned that if you want something bad enough you will always be able to achieve it. There is no excuse for not having what you want in life and if you don't it's because you never tried hard enough. "Grab life before life grabs you."

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