This provides an environment to show how errors can lead to learning experiences. Learning from mistakes is not always the best way, but sometimes it is the only way.The next message of vision and inspiration has to do with personal responsibility. Instead of answering to someone else, look in the mirror. Looking at your face staring back at you is diffi cult. We can be our own best ally or our own worst enemy - the choice is up to us. Everyone, including teachers, students, and staff , must make this choice.

The vision of the Manchikanti Educational and Charitable Trust is that success means caring. We have to care more than anyone else does. We started with high school and now we are graduating students from junior college who are entering into various fields to become doctors, veterinarians, engineers, and many other professions that will help the progress of humanity.

Thanks to the combined eff orts of the trustees, faculty, staff , parents, alumni, and friends, we are able to advance many of our specifi c measured program goals. Our achievements may not look great at a national or international level, but they are inspiring to us as we compare where started from to where we are today. This is what progress (continued on page 16) push me along to get up the next day and do more. A famous quote by Arthur Ashe stated, “Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.” Similarly, Winston Churchill stated that, “Success is not fi nal, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” Consequently, your progress, success, and happiness, which comes with them, lies in yourself. Thus, we need to remember that failures do not defi ne us; rather, we are empowered by them. It may seem extremely early, but now is the perfect time for students to begin learning about the usefulness of failure. Before anything else, not only the teachers, but also students must know they are learning in an environment with zero judgment. They must be comfortable making mistakes while learning from them Dr. Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MECT Chairman.