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It has been 1,5 months since I prepared my SAT. It has been one hell of a month, everyday I go to school from 7AM-3PM, followed directly by a course from 5PM-10PM, and need to review some stuffs up to 12AM. To be honest, with such brief preparation, I'm not confident enough to take my test tomorrow. Here I am, 15 hours before facing the biggest obstacle upon entering my dream university, Hong Kong University. Am I nervous? Yes. Am I anxious? Yes, a lot. 

Here I am, sitting in front of my laptop, reflecting upon my journey these past months. It has been difficult for me, arranged the student orientation on July, managed the Independence Day celebration on August, took charge in the leadership camp on September, while preparing for SAT, not to forget that I must also keep up with my school subjects. It has been chaotic, disastrous, and the probability for me to fail is much higher than that of being successful. Maybe my efforts are futile, as I thought to myself.

But then, a quote struck me. 
"Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn."

I rethink my thoughts. I found out that, I learned a lot during my journey. I might not be successful, but certainly I gain something not all people can. When I saw the people who were preparing SAT just as I do, I can see most of them have worked harder than I do, and that's for a year long. There was even a guy who sacrificed his basketball championship just to study the SAT. I can now distinguish great people and ordinary people, and no wonder that most of them become successful on the test later on .

Most people think that people who are successful have more LUCK than ordinary people. Certainly they do not understand the hard work that they did in their life. There was a great violist once, named Pablo de Sarasate. He was the biggest violist in 19th century, and music critics regard him as a genius. Guess what he said?

"For 37 years I have practiced 14 hours a day, and now the call me a genius?" 

Successful people are hardworking. They do what most people around them don't do, choose the hard and thorny path, but then gain what most people around them don't gain, and arrive at a beautiful place where no people around them would ever reach. I can tell by looking at the people who fight their way for the test, they are different. It is not that people who are successful have more luck, it's more like people who work harder have more luck, because luck follows our hard work!

But don't forget, bring your brain with you. If you just work hard blindly, you will end up getting exhausted and depressed. Think smart, the best way to raise the efficiency of your hard work, and make your hard work worth it. 

Even if, your work hard does not pays off, don't feel bad. It is okay to fail. Sometimes we get depressed after we fail, but hey when one door closes, another door opens; but we often look so long and regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us. When God lets us fail, He plans to take us higher to a different place. So don't give up. Dream betrays many, but hard work betrays none.

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