Before coming to Wheaton, I had heard from teachers, parents, and mentors the age old advice that hard work and determination are the keys to success. Naturally, when I came to Wheaton, I chose my classes, made some friends, and settled in to wait for the waves of inspiration and determination to hit me. They never came. Instead, I rapidly learned that the only real way to grow intellectually, physically, spiritually, or emotionally as a person is to form habits. Inspiration can be a tremendous asset when it does come, but sometimes the only way to learn and grow is by getting down to work.