Education is important. It’s something I stress is necessary (to a certain point) and it’s something that each individual should prize.
However, with results day having passed and with many students delighted with their grades. I’ve come to notice that there are a lot of students who are upset and disheartened with their results.
If you’ve received results which are lower than you aimed for or if you’ve missed out in a place in university, don’t stress!
Your results are not an indication of how clever you are and neither do they show your potential as a person. In my eyes they are a reflection of how much information you know at one given time, which is no indication of how successful you are as a person.
A grade does not define you!
For example, Steve Jobs, the father of all things Apple, was a school dropout turned computer pioneer.
So there you have it, grades are not the be all and end all of everything.
The best advice I can give you is to think positive and take change as a new exciting challenge.
I know this sounds difficult when you’re upset and just want to have a moody day but trust me when I say being negative gets you nowhere.
Life throws you challenges, it’s normal and you’re always going to face a little wobble now and then. However, make sure you don’t fall on the first hurdle. Take your grades and be determined to improve what you have achieved. Turn your grades into a reason for you to be determined, prove your self-worth by simply trying harder and being motivated.
I’m always told success is self-motivated and that nobody will pick you up when you’re down in the dumps but yourself.
You need to trust yourself and your capabilities; with a positive outlook and plenty of determination, you will excel.
Nothing in life comes easily and the best things in life are found through hard work.
So, don’t be upset if you didn’t get the top grades this time. You never know, you could end up being a rich billionaire like Steve Jobs – but only through plenty of optimism and self-motivation.
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