Question – I am a final year student at varsity – please assist me – My comments

05 Jul


I am a final year student at varsity. Interesting stuff mate that you wrote. As you put it “A feeling of unhappiness, frustration, doubt, fear and anxiety is all symptoms that we are right in the middle of a RESISTANCE storm. A feeling of boredom or dissatisfaction is also a solid indicator that we are in a state of RESISTANCE”. What should we do when we are in that state. I am in that state now, and I fear that failure is upon me but it it hasn’t struck yet.

Since I got to Varsity I have never failed and all of a sudden, I feel like I am going to crumble. The reason being that back at home there are problems and people back home are looking for me to pass my final year this year and graduate and get a job and serve the situation at home and that is just putting me under pressure because there is no room for me to fail. Even if I pass what if I don’t get a job, things have since changed having a Degree does not guarantee you a job and its eating me day by day. I have always thought I’m brave, resistant to pain and incapable of suffering but now my strength is being questioned. Please help.


I am withholding the name of the reader that wrote the above letter to protect his or her identity. Here is my answer:

The moment you bring in a time factor into any equation you change the whole dynamic of the situation. You immediately create a pressure cooker effect that in most cases are counter productive. The time factor creates a spirit of RESISTANCE in us. We usually have two ways that we respond when we are forced into a corridor like this. We develop stress and anxiety symptoms or allow feelings of rebellion to take over our thinking. We can also develop tunnel vision when we become anxious. All we can see is where we are currently and the expected date where our objective must be successfully concluded. The final objective suddenly feels light years away. It is our fear of failure that plays a vital part in the negative and destructive feelings that take over our life. My friend you must remember that nothing really changed other than the “failure is not an option” element that was added to your recipe. You would have remained a happy and successful student if you were not loaded with the unfair weights that you added to your journey. It is not relevant who created this imbalance that is currently causing your discomfort. It is however vital that you understand that all you can do is the best you can on a day-today basis. The RESISTANCE that you currently experience must be released. The only way to release this RESISTANCE is to become objective and see things as they are. You can either continue to study and do your best and possibly achieve your desired outcome or you can let the fear of failure take over your thinking and ensure failure. It would appear to me that your best option is to continue to do your level best and give yourself a fair chance of successfully finishing your studies. Remember that all the negative feelings you experience came about because of your thinking and not because of the circumstances described in your letter. We always have an option how we decide how we respond to any given situation.

The situation at home is unfortunate, but can you do anything today to change anything in this regard? You can only begin to see how you can contribute once you have finished your fist priority right now. Your first priority now is to get your degree and nothing else matter until that joyful day. Say a friend of yours is very sick and he is a million miles away. You would love to be there for your friend, but cannot bridge this gap even if you tried. The same goes in this situation. Your family have a problem, but you can do absolutely nothing until you are equipped to act in a responsible manner. You will only be equipped to contribute once you completed your studies. It is thus foolish to worry about things that are currently out of your reach. All you can do is to continue to work toward your study goals – one day at a time. Give each day your best. Stop RESISTING something that you currently have absolutely no control over. All you currently have control over is your student duties.



Leave a comment

Posted by on July 5, 2013 in WISDOM


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Mightyman Vukeya

DNS is in my DNA

Chris Brake Show Podcast

LIVE! Every Wednesday @ 8pm Eastern / 7pm Central on


Just another site

Digital Media

Join me here on my crazy techincal journey! Disasters will occur


Just another site

Lama Surya Das

Lama Surya Das, the most highly trained American lama in the Tibetan tradition.

My Life as an Artist (2)

Smile! You’re at the best site ever


A great site

Joseph Matheny : ars est celare artem

Reality Hacker | Artisanal Legend Crafter | Feral Scholar | Collarless Dog | Gamecaller | Mytho-Poetic Bricoleur | Labyrinthos Mythologicus Architect | Transgressive Storyteller | Caput Gerat Lupinum

My Story of Organized Crime, Organized Stalking, Public/Political Corruption and Domestic Terrorism

Over a decade of organized stalking, extortion, schemes to defraud, racketeering/murder in aid thereof, in colossal proportion.

dianetot's Blog

its all about life,love,passion,desires,truth


Parapsychology is what's beyond the humans and metaphysics is what's beyond nature, and both define the same thing... God.


Défenseur de la Terre/Defender of the Earth

Hathor Rabiah

A new name. A new city. A new life.

Opening Duirs



The Chocolately, Nutty, Interior of my life and Psychology

Celestial Elf, a2ndLook~

Perceptions 0f Reflections ((a backup blog for

Cindi Gale

To every thing there is a season ~

The Sting Of The Scorpion Blog (T.S.O.T.S.B.)

.......................Because Everything Else Just Bites!

Poetry Inspector

Favorites from around the Web

Los Sentidos De La Vida

Un Blog de Cine, Musica, Vinos... En 75 palabras aprox.

My Time is Now

Dancing With The Elderly- A Hollywood Actress's Day Job

let the free birds fly

surviving creating instigating



AshiAkira's Blog

Just another site


Yes I cut Samson's hair, he was an asshole.

diary of a single mom in the south

my life, my love, my story

My Hong Kong Husband

Third culture wife: Polish girl married to a Hongkonger, fresh off the airplane in Ireland. AMWF, lifestyle, culture, food, Asian fashion and a little bit of Cantonese

Dean J. Baker - Poetry, and prose poems


Loving Without Boundaries

A Modern Look At Practicing Polyamory / Ethical Non-monogamy


Ramblings from a disturbed mind ©2013 Cho Wan Yau

Middle-Aged Martial Arts Mom

Loving a crippling compulsion....



Just me being curious

A blog of questions and few answers.

I Dont Want To Talk About It

The Ultimate Paradox: Depression in Sobriety

Shepherd Mulwanda

ICT Research Training and Consultancy,Agriculture for Youth Development.

Don Charisma

because anything is possible with Charisma

White Shadows

Story of a white pearl that turned to ashes while waiting for a pheonix to be born inside her !

GIFT FROM THE HEART - Share and Care!

Appreciation, Respect and Gratitude towards all...... that there is!


Trying to make sense of turmoil

Dince's Chronicles

My Personal Blog

Awareness It Self

Quotes for spiritual enjoyment


Esoterically Eccentric

Doug Does Life

A Creative Monkey On How To Find Your Path In Life.

Never Quite Broken

What you did not build up, you cannot tear down.

existence !

blog de philosophie imprévisible, dir. Jean-Paul Galibert

%d bloggers like this: