The Ink Well Prompt #78 || The Price For Success
Sometimes I will ask myself, why am I so different from other people when it comes to learning, I find it so difficult to understand everything we are thought in class, even when I try to read, I still find it difficult to understand, but for some people, even though they don't read they still pass their exams, but why me? why am I not brilliant like them? , are they created differently? I never can tell.
My worse moment is when our mathematics teacher called me out in front of the whole class to talk about how I performed woefully in her test, I feel so humiliated, at the moment it seems as if the ground should open for me to fall in without coming out again because the scandal was too much for me to bear, I became the taunt of mockery in the class, there's nothing I could do about it than to watch them say awful things about me, that's the only worse thing they can ever do, and as time goes on, I become used to their unpleasant words.
One day, I was listening to an inspirational talk on the radio, the talk was delivered by a lady who talked about his experience while she was in school. She was a dullard before, she talked about how she was able to brace up to turn things around for good and she later becomes one of the most brilliant girls in her school then .while she was delivering her talk, this part of her talk touched me " Success is not for everyone, but everyone can achieve, and it all depends on your determination and your desire to achieve it" The message pierce my heart like a two Edge-sword.
From the day I heard that message, I was determined to give it all it takes for me to be brilliant academically, her case is just like mine and if she can do it, I too can do it. I become so thirsty for success, every night I will burn night candle to go over what we have been taught in class, I got to realize that there is a price for everything, and I sacrifice my sleep and my time to make a difference, but yet it seems nothing is working out for me. But I did not relent, I keep trying my best and gradually I started to see a little changes from the last test that I wrote. I was so thrilled with my performance, even though is not too good, but there's a great difference from my performance. Then I said to myself " this is just my starting point, I still have a long way to go"
I keep pushing relentlessly because I believe in myself that I can make a great difference. People might see me as a dullard, but what matters most is how I see myself. I no longer see myself as a dullard, and what people say or do to me doesn't pester me anymore. I focused on my improvement. There are times I will use my pocket money to buy some books that will improve my learning, I don't mind going hungry for that day.." If that's the thing I will do to make it, I'm ready to pay the price now" That's what I always tell myself. A night will not pass without me reading a book and I'll make sure I grab something before going to sleep, though is not easy. The seed of success is bitter but the fruit is always sweet, and I'm always aspiring for the fruit.
A teacher sent for me while I was in the class one day, saying I should come and meet him in his office. I felt so intense because I don't what the teacher is up to this time around, I could feel the fear lurking around me. When I got to the teacher's office, I was shivering like a fish out of water but I try to hold myself tight. She said " I asked you to come to my office to tell you that I am thrilled with all the tests you wrote this section, your performance was amazing, keep it up" I put on a grin on my face and I was so happy with the remark, " At least I'm improving, "I said to myself. I never expected that but I'm not surprised, because that is what I've been anticipating.
The remark did not stop me from trying harder, because I want to be one of the best students. As time goes on my performance become better than before. Everyone was surprised with my last term result because I performed excellently in all the subjects. I become one of the most brilliant girls in my school, and I was so proud of myself. When it was time for our final examination in school, I read as I've never read before, This time around I bought a lot of books that will help me pass the exam. After writing the exam, the result came out a few weeks later. I was so happy with my result because I got distinctions in all my subjects, the tears of joy flows out of my eyes " is this really me? I never thought I will ever achieve this " at the same time, the tears of joy flow out from my eyes because the price that I paid did not go in vain, I was rewarded with a great prize and I'm glad that I graduated from the school with a flying color.
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