Write an essay where you tell us about what drives you in your pursuit of your graduate degree.

The inspiration for obtaining my master's degree was the same inspiration that caused me to go after my Bachelorś's degree. I got tired of mediocrity.
It is a well-known statistic that the higher level of education a person receives, the more money they make. As a teacher of lower-income students, I want to inspire others to maximize their potential. I want them to know that with hard work and dedication they can achieve their inspiration. I have always wanted to better myself, and I have always believed that education is the key to success. It is an ideology I preach on a daily basis to my students, and if I can prove to them that I can maintain my job, take care of my family, and reach a level of higher education, then that will be an example to others. In addition to wanting to inspire others, I want to be an example to my children. I want them to know that if they work hard and dedicate themselves to a cause, then they can achieve their hopes and dreams as well.
With everything that is going on in the world, we need everybody to want to achieve a level of greatness as opposed to being content on relying upon the government for assistance. I do not want to go into this venture owing more money in student loans, and I feel like I have achieved the highest level of success that I can with my current education. I have always been the type of person that once I start something, I always finish it. I am a winner. I always start what I finish, and I always achieve what I set out to do. I have always put in the time and dedication necessary in order to complete everything I have started. So I have no doubt if given the opportunity I will achieve what I set out to do.
in conclusion, the inspiration for me to achieve a higher level of education is so I can inspire the children I teach and the children I raise to want to better themselves. Also, I want to be an example to those that look up to me that education is essential to making yourself better.

John from Texas
University of Texas at Arlington