Okay, so I am aware that what I am about to talk about may not seem like a big issue to most people, but for me, it is a HUGE deal. I got my first ever B in my 13 years (including kindergarten) of school and I am kind of freaking out about it.
I have always based all my confidence in my ability to do good in school and prided myself on my straight A’s, so in my mind getting a B was a failure. It isn’t that I think a B is a bad grade or anything because, especially in hard classes, a B can be a difficult grade to achieve, but I viewed it as something I would never get and it was a horrible grade for me and only me.
However, now that I cannot do anything to change that grade, I have come to terms with it. I acknowledged that it is okay and I will still be fine and the college I got into will not kick me out just for the one small fault in my grades. The world has not ended, I’m still alive. And on the plus side, I will no longer have to get up and speak in front of everyone at graduation. I’ve found that if I just look for the positive things in the situation, I will not worry as much about the small things.
What is your relationship like with school and grades? Does getting back grades stress you out? What advice do you have in reacting to getting a bad grade?