Unknowingly scoring well on a test is part of that, I think.
Some people need to stop underestimating themselves as much as others need to stop overestimating themselves. You’re powerful, you can do a lot by yourself. And that which you can’t accomplish alone can be achieved by pulling together a group of people and working towards a common goal (ie Occupy). Don’t doubt the amount of influence your actions have, believe in them!
Yesterday and today I did practice exams under scarily realistic circumstances. Biology and chemistry. Went into biology knowing quite little, ran through the exam, it went decent. Checked it when I got home, got a 6.5 (out of 10). Pretty darn good, didn’t expect that, especially not with my limited knowledge and preparation.
Today, chemistry. It went shit, and that an understatement. Sure, I could answer quite a few questions, but there were some which just made me rage and draw angry faces on my paper. Checked this one, too, and I actually have a rough 5.8 for it. Talk about surprising!
I didn’t expect myself to be able to score that well on the exams, especially given I hadn’t really prepared for them. Go figure what I’d get if I were to do them after days of studying, haha!
Point in case, don’t underestimate yourself. You’re way better than you think you are. A little bit of uncertainty about your skill level is okay though, and it can lead to nice surprises such as the ones I had.
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