How to fight failure Exam success made easier
By the time Thomas Edison had invented the lightbulb, he had racked up over 10,000 failed attempts to reliably produce light from electricity. When journalists enquired as to his process and how it had affected him, he gave his now well-known reply:
'I didn't fail. I now know over 10,000 ways that an electric lightbulb won't work.'
Exaggeration to the point of silliness, but the point stands.
Hesitance when approaching a risk of failure is (unsurprisingly) an incredibly common emotion. It's normal. You could be hesitant crossing a busy road, or when your significant other asks for your opinion on their new outfit the incorrect course of action in these circumstances will vary from severe injury to an unpleasant tongue lashing. A less extreme example of this is found when deciding to attend a course of learning with an exam lying in wait at the end. Merciless and bloodthirsty, exams put some off from attending courses altogether. But remember if something is easy to complete then there was likely not much value to be found in it. The same concept applies to exams. With this in mind, we're going to look into some reasoning behind failure. Becoming more like the famous lightbulb inventor can only be a good thing!
It's suitable to start with the most common fear associated with setting personal goals...
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