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I PISS OVER THE BRIDGE
24 04 12

Underestimating

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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~ Fang

Comments

  • 25/04/2012 (4:12 PM)

    amen!

  • 25/04/2012 (11:39 AM)

    Congrats on those results! Just need to revise a bit more and I’m sure they’ll improve even more :)

  • 25/04/2012 (8:52 AM)

    But if I underestimate myself, I’ll be happily surprised like you were!

  • 25/04/2012 (1:16 AM)

    I try not to undermine my self at the same time I don’t want to show arrogance. But there’s a difference between arrogance and pride.

  • 24/04/2012 (10:46 PM)

    I don’t think it was overly moralistic. You’re promoting not studying here dude. But you raise a good point. Don’t sell yourself short.

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