Business is what he does, but it is not who he is.
Even my early memories of my father consist of him teaching me the importance of how I manage my money, "if you save your fifty cents instead of spending it now you can buy something much bigger later" he would say. I've always though of my father as such a brilliant man when it comes to his drive for success in business. The respect I have for my dad comes from seeing his drive and motivation to succeed, and what matters most, his desire to reach out to people.
I spent nine years of my life as a cheerleader, both for competitive teams and for school. It was something I put a lot of time into on top of academics. After two world champion titles and several first place wins without making a C in pre-calculus who wouldn't feel like they were on top of the world. The feeling is remotely indescribable when a dream comes true. However, sometime after the glory fades and the crowds are finished cheering a feeling of discontentment arises, a feeling of wanting more. But what for?
My contentment, my ambition, and my motivation is all given to me through my faith in Jesus Christ. Like my father, I want to reach out to people. More than anything I desire to see Christ have the glory and people receiving salvation. My academics mean a lot to me, but what drives me to succeed is where my degree will put me not to glorify myself, but bring glory to the one true God and expand the kingdom of Christ.
College is what I do, cheerleading is what I do, but its not who I am.