I am sure that this topic has probably been done before in different variations, but not in a while to my knowledge. As stolen from the fantastic movie "Van Wilder," some people are just waiting for that "dare-to-be-great" situation: Focus: Describe a time when you had a dare-to-be-great situation and took full advantage of the situation. To finish out my bachelor's degree, I enrolled in a study abroad program in Italy. Now up to this point, from high school to senior year in college I went from a 6'1", 185 lb. football-baseball player to a 260 lb. piece of shit. Didn't work out, didn't eat right, smoked like a chimney, and drank consistently. After being in mf'ing Rome, I realized that I would not see anyone that I know from home for 6 weeks. I started to eat healthier, walk more, did pushups at night, and came back to be picked up by my dad and sister 30 lbs. lighter. I would eventually lose more weight throughout the next year to get back to my "fighting weight," but I definitely would consider that a situation where I answered the "dare-to-be-great" call. Anti-Focus Describe a time when you had a dare-to-be-great situation and failed miserably. I once went on a 10-day long vacation, didn't smoke the entire time (because her parents wouldn't have appreciated it) and still started smoking after I got back. Dumbass. Should have just stopped after getting all of the nicotine out of my system.