In a concise narrative, describe your notion of 'the good life'. How will your undergraduate experience at the University of Florida prepare you to live 'the good life'?
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All interpretations of "the good life" pivot on the definition of "good." In reflecting upon my values, I take "good" to signify something that is morally correct in God's eyes. Consequently, living the good life is based upon His agenda, not mine. It means constantly being in God's will and letting Him mold me into the man He wants me to become. With that in mind, I am confident that God can use the University of Florida to grow me intellectually, and most importantly, spiritually.
Since I have always felt called to enter the business world, one day I would like to become the CEO of a Fortune 500 company. For the past four years, I have generated my main stream of income from selling items on eBay. Although successful in this effort, I am always eager to improve. God wants me to strive to improve in all aspects of my life so I can achieve the good life. In part, this means that I must learn to increase productivity, lower costs, and increase profit. At the same time, I must always conduct business with character and integrity and avoid cutting corners to get ahead. The Warrington College of Business Administration will supply me with the tools I need to grow intellectually. By becoming more competent in all aspects of business management, I will also become a more viable candidate when it comes time for me to enter the workforce.
Along with developing the intellectual traits needed to be successful, living the good life also means developing my walk with God and letting Him guide me every step of the way. At the University of Florida, I look forward to joining religious organizations like the Campus Crusade for Christ. There I will also find a church that will become my family for the next four years. While college is a highly stressful place at times and temptations are everywhere, my college years can be a period of exceptional spiritual growth, provided that I focus on what I really want my life to become. Rather than telling myself that "I'll get right with God later," I want to be on fire for God and let Him live through me. Doing exactly what God wants for me is how I will experience the good life. I am ready to grow in my relationship with God through fellowship and worshiping with other Christian students.
College is a time to live my own version of the "good life." My "good life" consists of clinging to God's truth in all areas of my life. I am eager to grow in my understanding of business and my love for the Lord. My experience at the University of Florida will set me apart from the crowd in such a way that others will question their own definition of the "good life."