31 Stories of December. Story Thirty As a newly-minted adult, I’ve noticed the happiest people are those who immerse themselves in whatever they are passionate about. This rings true for musicians, artists, writers, philosophers, programmers, entrepreneurs and any other vocation. My current favorite mantra is “lean into it”, because it inspires wholehearted action and disregards any reservations. There are certainly times to second-guess yourself, but there are also times that require us to act boldly and take chances. This bold action may be confronting a fear of public speaking, or simply dedicating an inordinate amount of the weekend to a business idea. The underlying theme is that we fail until we succeed. As a lifelong member of the ‘b’ math group, and as a college student who needed his entire freshman year to pass calc 1 (a course many students finish in high school), I often second guessed my decision to study computer science. I’ve since realized that, regardless of whether or not I’m a ‘math person’, working towards a [dream] career involving math is less of a decision and more of an obligation. Subscribe Sign up with your email address to receive news and updates. Email Address Sign Up We respect your privacy. Thank you!