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4 Things to Think of If You're Failing in School

The goal in school is not to fail, but there will be instances when failing will hit us right in the face without knowing it.
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We all know how terrifying it is to receive an exam result with a failing mark, embarrass yourself in front of the class during recitation, or not meet the deadline of something you've worked so hard for. As much as possible, the goal in school is not to fail, but there will be instances when failing will hit us right in the face without knowing it. Here are some things to think of when you find yourself in the same situation.

  1. Everyone fails at some point in their lives.

ICYDK, nobody is perfect. No matter what you do, you're probably still going to fail at something at least once in your life, and it's fine. It might be unacceptable at first but you'll eventually learn to deal with it and know how to handle it. Take it from Steve Jobs, one of the most successful people in the world. He was a college dropout, labeled as a bad businessman, and was fired from his own company and yet he didn't lose faith and still succeeded. 

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  1. Failing is about learning more than what you intended.

When you're having a hard time catching up with your lessons, don't be afraid to reach out to your teacher or ask a classmate. Sometimes, we need someone to tug us from our mistakes (impeding or otherwise) to be able to learn from them. Use this as a chance for you not just to realize where you went wrong but also to learn more than what you expected. 

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  1. Failure can be used as motivation.

It's understandable if you feel bad about a botched quiz or a failing mark, but don't dwell on it too much. Every failure leads to another trial so instead of wasting your time thinking and convincing yourself that you're worthless, use this learning moment to push yourself to study harder and do better even in the subject you hate the most. 

  1. Your failures don't define you.

Getting a below average grade doesn't automatically mean that you're a terrible student. It's possible that you just didn't have enough time to study, didn't completely understand your lessons, or were distracted by something. The good thing about failing is it doesn't last forever. There will me more quizzes, projects, exams, and opportunities for you to redeem and prove yourself otherwise.  

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A Simple Learner Who's a Great Pretender

Maybe I'm just a learner, not a weirdo. A learner that knows how to listen and pretend. A simple learner who's a great pretender. Pretending to be slightly dumb enough not to be judged and criticized by those who do not appreciate my existence. We surround ourselves with people who's levels are either beyond or below our intellectual behavior, because as for reality, people may use you either for their success or your downfall. Since then, people tend to judge someone who has an intellect with things they shouldn't be. Making them a criticizer, and most of all, calling them weird.

Honestly, I'm one of this "weirdo" who actually loves to learn things, and for the record, I'm bullied and stressed out for making myself not to learn more and go with the flow to dumbness I had. Have you ever feel being assigned to some task where you know every process to make it easier and faster to finish but turns out to hesitate to voice out because some of your mates put themselves in charge. There are times where I know what to do, what to say, or how to react, but kept myself silent and pretend not to know anything that may help us. Maybe it's a good thing to just go with their ideas and learn from their perspectives, but sometimes you can't control it and says something, and once again called to be a weirdo and let you finish the work by yourself.

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Just be a great pretender not to hear any runts and be a good learner that appreciates everything. It's out of nowhere thoughts of mine, but simply I leave you this my favorite life quotation; "Don't introduce yourself, Let your success introduce you"

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