Your Grades Do Not Define YOU

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One thing I want you to remember is that your grades do not define who you are as a person.

Growing up I struggled with something called OCD. It stands for obsessive compulsive disorder. It has to do with anxiety.

Bottom line it affected my grades and my mental health.

At the end of middle school and the beginning of high school career my grades suffered because of this. As a result, I grew up not thinking I was smart or good enough.

I eventually was taught some tools and strategies for helping me overcome my OCD and by the end of high school I got second honors on my report card.  But more than all this, it taught me a great lesson after the fact when it came to my schoolwork and my failing grades at that time in my life.

That lesson was that my grades do not define who I am as a person.

As a kid I was creative, kind, loved to laugh and loved my friends!

I only wish I knew inside myself that I was more than that disability I had and more than those grades on my report card.

But I want you to remember something too. What matters more than your grades on that test or that report card is who you are on the inside.

Now don’t get me wrong, I am a teacher and I think you need to care about your grades and work hard, but remember that you are more than those grades. 

Are you caring, kind, loving, passionate, a dreamer, creative, athletic, empathic toward others, and supportive?

That’s what matters most.

How you treat others and who you are on the inside is what matters too.

School is important but your grades don’t get to define who you are and what kind of person you are or even who you will grow up to be!

So work hard and put in the time to get good grades but at the end of the day of the school year remember that who you are on the inside means a lot more than that grade on your report card. 

Cheering for you!

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