When my name was called, I felt confident, prepared, determined. After my speech, I was confident that I would win. I also saw my friends. My years of leadership and hard work made me doubtful that anybody could win the election. While the usual suspects were elected to higher positions, it was me who won, and that was a disaster. My sophomore year of student council participation was affected by the loss of student council elections. This huge obstacle was an obstacle to my path to major leadership. However, as I was approaching my junior year, it dawned on me that just because you are a leader or have a strong role in planning events, doesn’t mean you can be a good leader. Not everyone needs to be a leader. However, it was important to realize that all non-leaders should be able to take on the tasks delegated by leaders and be “workerbees”. Despite the setback of not being elected to the student council executive committee, I realized that failures don’t mean you have to quit. They can help you adapt your situation to make it work better. In order to grow as a leader, I had to observe the leaders I was following and gain an understanding of their behavior. Then, I could adapt my situation to make it more rewarding. Once I understood that not everyone is a leader I was able take part in subcommittees, doing the tasks assigned by the leaders. My third year as a student council leader saw me become a better leader by organizing and executing tasks that were delegated by my leaders. My junior year was marked by my involvement in student council. I was able, through hard work and perseverance, to be elected to the executive board. I was challenged to plan and organize outings. However, this year also yielded amazing results.
I have gained leadership and leadership skills through my student council experience. These life experiences have inspired my desire to serve others and inspire a career that is medicine-related. I was a member of student council and helped organize the annual blood drive at my school. I discovered that many people are dying every day due to a lack of blood. This can easily be fixed through blood donation. It was this one experience that inspired me to volunteer and donate blood. Despite the slight setback of losing an election, I have been able to build my leadership skills as well as my enthusiasm for the field of medicine through all my student council leadership experiences.