St. Ignatius
Tiffany Xin

Final Reflection

What does succeeding mean for your family?
I decided to text my sister this question. She texted back, “less pressure on me to succeed!” To further explain this, she feels as if my dad put a lot of pressure on her to succeed, but if it doesn’t go as planned, I can always try and do better, so that my family could still be happy. I see a lot of similarities in our mindset in this question specifically because I understand the struggle of trying to make my family happy. I am glad to hear that me being here puts less pressure on her because I always thought she was trying to be a role model for myself as an older sister. We both feel the need to make our family happy. Succeeding for me is my main inner source of motivation. I don’t motivate myself very often, but when I do, I think about how this could be good for me and my family. I want to be financially stable, so that I could provide my dad with the car he always wanted or with the latest iPhone my sister would’ve wanted. Succeeding not only affects me, but the people around me and it’s very important for me that when I get older, I will be able to support my family because I just want to make them happy. I often think about how I’m struggling at everything and trying to balance everything, so succeeding gives me reassurance that I actually got somewhere in life and I'm not doing everything just for nothing.