Failure is Key : Chloe Leline

We will all fail countless times in life. This blog post is probably going to be extremely cheesy but it’s true. I have failed on many tests and I have failed at smaller things too. Sometimes if I am asked to think about a time that I have failed I don’t know what to say. It’s hard to think of these times off of the top of your head. But, I have found that it if you really focus you can find multiple things that you fail at each day, even if they are small.

This blog post sounds negative but that isn’t what I was going for. There isn’t anything wrong with failing. Yes, it’s true you don’t want to fail classes or tests but it really isn’t the end of the world if you do. When you fail you have to learn from it. As long as you do that then failing is actually helping you in the long run.

I have had so much trouble in Algebra this past 8th grade year. I rarely ever pass a test on the first try. The worst grade I have ever gotton this year was a 21 percent on one of my algebra tests. When I recieved my test back I was kind of upset. I did not want to do corrections or redo it at all. I was so sick of having to do so much extra work just because I never understood everything the first time. In the end I realized that it wasn’t worth it to give up.

I went to tutorials and got help with everything I didn’t know. I did my test corrections and really paid attention to what I wasn’t understanding. I was nervous to retake the test but I did and the results made me so happy. I got a 100! Not only did I get a 100 but I now understand everything that I didn’t before. After that I always was sure to redo my tests if I need to.

So what I’m trying to say is, don’t be afraid of failure. Sometimes failing will lead to you learning even more in the long run.

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