We need to accept that we won't always make the right decisions, that we'll screw up royally sometimes -- understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it's part of success.
- What do you think Huffington means when she says that “failure…[is] part of success”?
- When you fail at something, how do you respond? What you tell yourself about the failure will make a difference in what you do next...so try to develop the habit of giving yourself positive, encouraging messages. For example, instead of telling yourself, “I can’t do that!”, tell yourself, “I can’t do that...yet.”
- If you need a little help to complete a final project or paper or prepare for a final exam, there’s still time to get it! Visit an LRC tutor, Writing Center consultant, or Math Lab tutor...or meet with your instructor for help. Before you go, prepare your questions: knowing what you need help with will enable you to make the best use of the tutor or instructor’s time. Depending on where you’re going for help, you may also need to make an appointment, so plan ahead.