As finals week is quickly approaching, the only thing that’s been on my mind lately is school. I’m at that point in the semester where I spend most of my time calculating how well I actually have to do on my final exam in order to keep an A in the class. I do this every semester. And I hate myself for it. Every semester. I’m wasting such valuable time trying to see how low of a grade I can make on an exam, rather than using this time wisely and learning more information.
Today, I found out that I would need to make a grade that is almost impossible to make on my final exam in order to keep an A in my class. In this moment, I automatically felt so unmotivated and hopeless. I started to question why I would even bother studying for a final that I know I won’t be able to get the grade I need on. As time goes by and I continue to question myself, I begin to feel less motivated to study for my final. At this point, I have lost all hope on passing my final, and I am no longer attempting to study for it.
THIS. This is why I hate myself for doing this every semester. We all have moments where we lose a little faith in ourselves. It’s bound to happen. BUT, we can’t let these moments get the best of us. We can’t let them control our minds, our feelings, and our moods. We have to learn to believe in ourselves. If we were able to believe in Santa Claus for like eight years, we can believe in ourselves for five minutes. Right?
Tell yourself that you can do it. But don’t just tell yourself that you can do it, believe it. Believing is the first step. After you believe in yourself, you can do anything you put your mind to.
The all nighters will one day be worth it. That day may not be today, and it may not be tomorrow. But, the best rewards are the ones that don’t come easily. When you get that GPA you have been praying for all semester, you will be thankful that you pushed through your doubts, and through these endless hours of hard work. All it takes is a dream, and a little faith in yourself.
And last but not least, don’t forget to reward yourself. If you do the work, you will get rewarded. Go out with your friends after your final exam, go shopping, splurge a little. But after you get some sleep in, of course.
I hope this article was able to give you that little push that we could all use at this point in the semester!
Until next time💕