I lack confidence sometimes. I question myself, question others, and generally can drive myself and others crazy. Sometimes that lack of confidence has hurt me because I’ve given up. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve tried to use that lack of confidence to my advantage and challenge myself.
As I’ve posted about before, I am taking a lab science. It’s hard. Last week, I was completely frustrated with my lab because I didn’t understand the formulas. I got some clarification from my professor and turned in the assignment. I wasn’t highly confident that I had completely done it correctly.
I got it back today and got a 97. I am thrilled. This is after receiving last week’s quiz back yesterday and getting a grade of 112. Yes, 112. Extra credit is a great thing!
I look at these grades and ask myself, “Who am I?” Yesterday I thought for a minute that I’d gotten back the wrong test.
I am challenging myself to continue this streak and get an A in the course, but it’s a huge surprise to think I can get an A in a science course.
Challenge yourself today! You might be surprised with the results!