I chose this quote from a google search of “quotes about mistakes.”
I decided that writing about what I am going through might lead to some help in overcoming my struggles. So, as you can probably gather by now, I am searching for some success.
Currently, I have been facing a lot of failure in my academic career and it has hit me quite differently than before. I have never failed or made so many mistakes in my classes and education than I have now. Sure, I’ve failed an assignment or made some mistakes on my schoolwork in the past but never to the degree of repeated failure I am experiencing now.
So, what am I going to do about it? Well, at first I started off by making yet another mistake of saying that I cannot do it. That my efforts will never be sufficient. That I am just too tired. This is unacceptable.
Letting the feelings of despair and gloom finally wash away I have woken up to this realization. That is, I will not be done until I stop trying. Examining how I approach material and how I use the resources available I can say that I am not using all the help I can get. Viewing my own situation from the outside I can look at myself and see that to make progress I need to stop comparing my progress to others. If I were to continue this comparative behavior then I would truly give up.
In search of some attributing factors to this problem I am finding culprits in deceit. I lied to myself about the difficultly that this semester would bring. I knew that this semester would bring about a level of dedication and time commitment to be successful but the degree of that difficulty was not going to be fully understood until I was in the middle of it. Now, here I am in the middle of it and with that knowledge of how hard the semester is and I realize that my mistakes are plentiful. I should have made changes earlier to my habits but instead I just trusted that I could prevail all on my own.
If I did not turn to my friends for help then I would have already seen complete failure. That is the greatest lesson that I have learned from this experience. That I cannot succeed on my own and that I cannot lie to myself again. I have learned that being realistic with my current situation will prevent many headaches in the future. I have also learned that I need to experience failure. Seeing that this is the first time that I have had a great academic failure in my life I am learning quite a lot from this experience. I wish that these life lessons were learned earlier in my education but I would rather now than later. Yet, it still all boils down to the choice I make after acknowledging my mistakes. I must make changes now to better the situation I am in to see myself succeed.
These lessons are also applicable to life in general and I guess that learning these lessons and making a change is part of becoming an adult, something that I am trying to do at this stage in my life.