Friday, 14 December 2012

How to Become the Perfect Student...

There are so many students out there who are intent on being 'perfect'.
They aim high, work hard and put in the effort. However, when things don't go exactly how they expected, they beat themselves up. And when I say 'go wrong' it's something other people would call silly. Like getting 98% in a test instead of 100%. Or almost crying on results day because they got 7 A* instead of 9.
That's right. Crazy, huh?
People like that strive so hard to be 'perfect' that they often disregard their other achievements, label themselves as a 'failure' and cause themselves unnecessary stress.
That used to be me.
What I realised is that, to be successful you don't need to be perfect. You need to aim high and be willing to work hard BUT you also need to accept mistakes as an opportunity for improvement. Mistakes can be GOOD. They show you where you are lacking and allow you to learn from them. They give you a healthy dose of reality too.
Mistakes can help you to become a better student, as long as you learn from them. And, yes I said better instead of perfect. That's because (as cliché as it sounds) we are human and humans are not perfect.
Nobody is.
Because if we were, what would be the point in tomorrow?
Life is all about growth and experiences and trying to be the best we can.
So instead of trying to be the perfect student, why not try to be a better student?
That's the idea behind this blog and I hope you will find it helpful on your journey/ mission/ unbelievably-frustrating-drag.
To perfection betterness!

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