The keyword here is earn.
Now that I’m in university and finally smithing my career plans, the old “getting good grades equals success” doesn’t really apply anymore. It may have in high school, but the real world is different. Truth is, no matter how strong you are academically, you could be of the most irresponsible character, and that’s something that I never ever want to be.
I want to someday open my own practice, take care of other peoples’ health, and have people never think twice about putting their full trust into my skills. When a client comes to me, having lost all hope in his or her health, I want to be that someone who will give it back to them. I want to make a powerful impact on people, want to be completely and fully competent. And that is not something that you can learn about in textbooks.
Of course I want stellar grades, and of course I want scholarships and academic awards and prestigious recognition. But truth is that I value competence and professionalism much more than prestige. I want to benefit others and not my own ego.