I was upset for some time, considering dropping the course altogether, but after some scrutiny, I acknowledged that giving up would not solve my problems, only allow them to follow me into my college career. My goal is to be a chemical engineer, and if I thought I could do that without understanding calculus, I would never get to live my dream. I took the failing grade as a motivation to do better next time; I put more effort into studying and practicing, even when work was not assigned, and I was miraculously able to earn an A for my semester grade, and a passing score on my AP exam. As cliche as it may sound, the failure helped me by motivating me. I now understand that I can not expect perfection, but only my best, and that failure will push me to do better.
Success is by not having good grades because of your education. If you don’t have good grades you won’t get a high school diploma and without a high school diploma you can’t provide very well for yourself. Examples like you can’t get a good place to live, but you would have to live in a small space like an apartment or a hotel. If you can a get a good job that pays then you will be maybe ok in your living situation, but if you don’t get a good job you need to go back to high school and get that diploma.
These 10th graders have a limited science background, having only taken AP Environmental Science before entering my class. They are brilliant, though, and some of the most motivated students I have ever taught. While the College Board dictates that the AP Chemistry exam is identical for all my students, it is impossible to teach these students as I do the upperclassmen in the other class. I must find materials for use with these students that support their learning while also allowing them to gain the experience needed with the topic under study. I must create learning activities that enable them to remember these topics nearly an entire school year before the AP exam in May.
Life in college made me more focused in life, to be persistent and to never give up. I almost left college after my first year, when I realized my GPA was way below average. I did not like the school that much so I did not take any of the courses I took seriously, this made me perform really bad. That was the first time I had really bad grades, so it hit me that I needed to improved. To ensure that I did not have lower grades I started picking up in my second year, my grades in the third year were very encouraging as I paid serious attention to all the courses.
I am the first in my family to go to college and with that being said, I have always felt the pressure to be the best role model and example for my younger sisters. Growing up, my parents have always been really strict on me, more than they have been with my younger sisters. I never really understood why, until now two months after my fathers’ death. My fathers’ dream was always to see his three daughters graduate with a college degree. Both of my parents, especially my father always expressed to me the importance my education, for my future.
For instance, a little child can feel success after managing well a hard examination, or a newbie cook could bake a cake without burning it. A person’s life is full of little successes but usually not recognizing it. Success occurs in many forms from getting an A for a test to graduating from high school to becoming a CEO of a major company. But obviously, it is the result of a long hard-working and lots of failures. No matters how big or small the goal is, to achieve it taking great deals of efforts.
“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it”(Maya Angelou). The college has become one of the most common choice for high school students, however, it is still the huge decision left out for the students to choose whether going or not going to college. People often say success is to get a high paying job and be rich. Is this really true? When ending up studying 48 hours the night before the college exam just to go to college and look “successful” to other people, you might realize that there could have been other choices than going to college.
OK, but what if we could take this fear of failure out of the question and attain the success that we want without unnecessary stress and too much trouble? Well, this is another thing. The famous published author Brian Tracy defined the fear of failure as the “single barrier between us and success” and we always use this “I can’t” phrase to express this kind of fear. I can’t do this, I can’t do that… and we pretty much destroy our own success because we fear so much about not being able to do it, hence failing at life. Which leads me to ask myself: Is it something in the way we understand or define failure that makes us so fearful, so stressed up and in the end unsuccessful?
One person’s failure may mean success to another. For many years, the environment we grow in, people tend to view progress in ways like having much wealth and being famous. The myth about success has been so rampant even in our advertisements and other marketing techniques as compared to the reality (Hines, pg7). Many people, however, tend to believe in the situation. Although owning a big house, becoming a president of United States like Barrack Obama among others can be a success for such individuals, this does not provide the real definition of success.
We can only achieve success if we fail one or two times. And this is true that failure can eventually lead to success, because we actually learn from our mistakes. In the history of the world, there are many many failure who had lead to success in a way, that we can’t belive. A scientist einstein is a big example for us to learn how failure achieve to success. Looking at our daily, we daily fail in our achievement test, but usually a times come when we spark a success.