Yesterday I received a grade that I felt was bad and as a result I was quite upset. I felt like I was no longer good at this subject that I’d made high A’s in for so long.
But my parents helped me remember that the grade wasn’t necessarily a reflection of my aptitude in the subject. It served as a benchmark for improvement and allowed me to see what I need to work on.
This ties in well with Carol Dweck’s Mindset. I’ve striven to be a more growth mindset person yet my reaction yesterday was rather fixed mindset-y. I must remember that grades aren’t the most important. The focus should be instead upon the learning and the process, not the end result.