A vicious circle that causes you to run into a stone wall even if you are ready mentally, that enhances your potential a bit at a time, that disciplines lazy minds and bodies, that tests your patience from time to time, that makes you look strange in a puzzlement thinking “well, we did something but, what was it?”, that pushes you to make your own research all the time, and that forces you to look at in a different point of view whenever you may say, “well, I’ve got it”. After a while, you get used to it and, start to enjoy every moment of it.
And then your real travel starts, you wonder what’s next in each week. Well, it actually makes you nut sometimes, as person that has literally embraced the motto “the only easy day was yesterday”, I could say that, it is time to say bye to sleeping. In addition, another interesting aspect of this training is that it takes you to a long journey in your inner world. So, you wonder what you will encounter during this journey? Among them are egos, arrogance, inner voice that is louder than it should be. Such intensity of this training makes you feel that you are beaten with wet towel on you. Throughout all this turmoil, it takes you to another level mentally and, turns your two-dimension world into a three-dimension world.
Well, what’s really important is your team, which is the core of this training! How will it work with people from different characters and different cultures? How will I get along with them? How is it possible to be a team? While these questions pile up, you suddenly recognize that you’ve become one fist, learned how to trust people, see each one of them as a family member, great people, who shoulder you when you are in need, who hold you up whenever you fall down, calm you when you’re crying, tolerate you when it is not possible to do, and show sympathy offering you a piece of chocolate.
So, there is no misfortune? Of course, there are, well each problem you may have here lets you gain great experience, and you may consider it as a small simulation of the problems we may encounter during the business life. Another aspect of the training that everyone wonders is the SAT practices; I wish success for those planning to attend them in the next terms. Such great moments with each second valuable and unforgettable that you may experience for one time only in your life, proving the motto “it cannot be described but only experienced”, so that you will under its importance in time.
And Teacher Kubilay! He is a bit nut. Not joking, he is nut. Forget about all the teachers you might have encountered so far. He is a mobile store of experiences. Each word he says is actually an opportunity for you to fill it up and step on the gas. The first condition to fill it up is to make the best of those moments and take lessons from them.
I guess I gave too many spoilers. I wish the next troops success; NEVER EVER GIVE UP! And another sentence; “don’t worry, it’ll be settled down!” And yes it will. This system is not a conventional educational system. So everything was for nothing? “it’ll be settled down!” It will. I don’t know how but, it gets settled as long as you do what you are told.