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Monday, 18 May 2015

Motivational Monday: Exam Grades

It's that time of year again... University exams, AS & A level exam prep and coursework, GCSE's... the whole works! We're coming to the end of our exams this week and after receiving a few grades back last week, we wanted to post a little motivational piece about exam results because we know how disheartening it can be to receive a disappointing grade.

Sometimes it's important to just take a step back and take things into perspective, failing isn't the end of the world even if it may feel like it at the time. There are a few well known success stories of people who at some point in their lives have failed and were in the exact same position as us, or even worse. Who are these people?....

Albert Einstein: Wasn't able to speak until he was 4 years old & all his teachers said that he wouldn't amount to much.
Eminem: High school drop out whose personal struggle with drugs and poverty lead to a suicide attempt.
Walt Disney: Fired from a newspaper for 'lacking imagination'. 
Oprah Winfrey: Demoted from her job as news anchor because she 'wasn't the right fit for television'. 
Micheal Jordan: Cut from his high school basketball team.
The Beatles: Rejected from multiple record companies for not having the right sound and told that they had no future in show business. 

We're not suggesting that failure will lead to greatness like some of the examples above (although lets hope!) but at the same it's important not to blame the world for any disappointing grades you receive because we know more than anyone that it's almost always due to lack or revision or an 'I don't care' attitude.

The point is, everyone in their life will experience some kind of disappointment or failure that will hold them back and leave them feeling defeated, but you've just got to get back up. If you're exam grade isn't what you were expecting you just have to try harder next time. If there's anything we've learnt since starting University it's that you can't change the outcome of results and grades, so why dwell on them?

If you're going to take anything away from this then please just remember...
You are more than a grade. 

1 comment:

  1. So true! I can't even tell you how many times I've failed. Yet life seems to go on and so far its been pretty good despite the failures. Thanks for the post!


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