4 Things to Think of If You're Failing in School
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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To the Person Who Does Not Know Any 1D Song
By: CJ Reyno
Never in my wildest dream I imagined to meet someone who does not know a single One Direction song or who does not even know, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, and err… Zayn Malik. How did you spend your teenagehood without listening to their songs? The disrespect to my #StyPayHorLikSon. My initial reaction, Vas Happenin’?
Since I was 12 years old, that was way back on 2012, One Direction songs have been my official life soundtrip, my go-to songs whenever I feel happy, sad, mad, excited, and etch. I can still remember how people went crazy just to attend their concert here in the Philippines. I must admit, I was one of those. LOL. The group was also dubbed as, “The Biggest Boyband in the World”. They were an era. You really left me in awe when you told me that you do not know a single One Direction song. Their songs are gold. But I was a little hopeful when a new messaged popped up on our conversation, “Hey I know one, Make You Beautiful”.
You do not know how my world collapsed after reading your message. I would like to say that I appreciate the effort, thanks, but they do not have a song entitled, Make You Beautiful, because it is, What Makes You Beautiful. I tried to explain but you said that they are just the same. (Tip: Never fight with a Directioner when it comes to this because we will not let our guards down). No! They are not the same. How can you make this big mistake? LOL. What Makes You Beautiful is One Direction’s debut song. Almost everyone knows this, “you’re insecure, don’t know what for,” ring a bell? The music video of this surpassed 1 billion views on Youtube. On my 21 years of existence, you are the very first person who told me this “I-Thought-It-Was-A-Joke-But-You-Are-Serious” statement.
As a persuasive fangirl, I thought to myself that I should make you appreciate their music, that you should know that it is What Makes You Beautiful, not Make You Beautiful. The group may be in hiatus but their music is and will always remain superior. You are hard-headed lad. We even when to the point where you challenged me to treat so I can make you watch their music video. Am I even surprised that I agreed to this? HAHA. I feel like an agent trying to persuade her customer to buy a property on our company. You do not know how happy I was when you sent me your video listening to What Makes You Beautiful. I felt like I successfully closed a deal with my client. Not to exaggerate but I really jumped because of happiness after watching your video. It was the first message I checked that morning. Thank you for your effort, so much appreciated. Funny how our conversation starts with your innocence on One Direction until it goes deeper and last longer. Up All Nigh conversations which turned to almost Midnight Memories. Ironic how a Directioner had developed an admiration on someone who dislikes her favorite boys? Just like One Direction’s song, Change My Mind, “Never felt like this before. Are we friends or are we more?” I guess, like Liam’s line on Love You Goodbye, “It's inevitable everything that's good comes to an end. It's impossible to know if after this we can still be friends.”
I was happy that I made you listen to One Direction. At least I made you appreciate and made you aware that there is a song called, What Makes You Beautiful, not Make You Beautiful. I am happy that you already found your Girl Almighty. Wish me luck on finding my Summer Love. xoxo, Your Directioner friend
Here's a fan art that I made for Lee Joo Young of Itaewon class! I've been making digital illustration since last year and I'm happy that I was able to see my improvements. I'm also happy to see people's reactions and support for my craft even though all of it are made through my phone (adobe illustrator) only ????. You don't actually have to use expensive or complicated medium as long as you know how to be creative and like what you're doing, then you can do it. ????