If so, what?
For one thing, the results tell you where you’re at. That may surprise you or it may not.
So, what did you learn?
You may be one of those people who are entirely satisfied with the results. End of story.
What if you’re dissatisfied?
You think you should have been marked higher. You can’t understand why you got the mark or grade you did. Better check with your instructor so you have a base line on which to move forward.
Maybe you didn’t do the work. Unless you’re a genius like Mozart, you have to put in the hours. You can’t run a marathon by training for a 10K. You either do the work or hit the wall. I know. The wall’s painful.
Maybe you did OK on some courses but not on others. Maybe you didn’t like the course you chose. Maybe the course was compulsory – no option. Either way, it wasn’t the result you wanted.
How do you resolve this?
Show up and take action.
You didn’t like that answer, did you? I know. It’s a pain. But how else are you going to move ahead?
You could drop out. Where’s that going to get you? It won’t help either your credibility, or if you care, your self-esteem.
Or you could simply find a way to turn things around.
Make a plan of action for yourself. And the emphasis is on the word action.
And it involves time. How often we say there simply isn’t enough time to get things done. We’ve all done it. But somewhere you have to find the time to complete the work. My experience, and I can be a slow learner, is that treating time haphazardly is a dangerous proposition.
Action plans demand that you take time into account. And when you do, when you set aside time to do the work on something that’s a challenge, that isn’t working for you, you give yourself a couple of huge gifts:
Gift number one is completion. It’s finished. It’s out of the way. And the results will tell you whether what you did was sufficient. You’ll certainly learn.
Gift number two is time for other things.
And that’s freedom.
It’s worth the effort.