[3/58 days of motivation]: Chemistry revision
once again, i chose to focus on enhancing my understanding of topics in chemistry. you’ll notice that i will be focusing on chemistry revision during this motivation streak as i am striving to improve my grades. this semester since they weren’t very good.
given that i am discussing this topic, i thought it would be great to address how i personally deal with “failure” or simply not achieving my goals. before anything, i just want to point out that i am no expert, i am only hoping that my personal experiences will help you guys out as this is something that i still struggle with.
so here goes nothing:
1. don’t panic
when you don’t reach your targets or receive disappointing grades, you should not panic thinking that it means that you’re horrible at the subject, that you will fail in the subject, that you’re going to fail in school, fail in life, bla bla bla… believe or not, in bad times our minds can imagine some pretty far-fetched and terrible things. this one test will not determine your life, your dreams, your fate or define you! so don’t overthink or panic because there will always be another chance and in this case another test. rather, take it as a challenge to prove yourself next time. i know its easier said than done, but you can only move forward by
2. at the same time don’t bottle up your emotions
meanwhile, trying to stay calm doesn’t mean you should keep your emotions in and just angrily reject it all. instead, let it all out and come to terms with your feelings as well as taking complete responsibility for what has happened. remember. keeping those emotions inside will only be destructive in the future and lead to sudden outbursts/mood swings/pessimistic attitude later on, which affecting your life in general as well as future grades for example.
3.. hustle harder
once you accept your feelings and are composed, it’s time to get your ish together. this is not a “failure”, it is just a setback from your goals. in fact, it is one that you can learn from. so sit down, pull out your bujo, a piece of paper or just your mind and write down the answers to the following :
- what can i learn from this?
- how can i avoid this next time?
- what should i do differently?
you have just sketched out your masterplan towards achieving your goals. remember that not achieving a certain target that contributes to fulfilling your dreams does not meant that you should change your goals, because trust me the thought of changing subjects or my dream career has crossed my mind a billion times whenever things don’t go as planned. rather, if the initial plan doesn’t work out, change it.
change the plan, but not the goals.
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