I just failed a test, flat failed. Failure is a funny thing, if your not careful it can snowball into an irreversible chain of events that result in a type of permanent set back. I haven’t failed a test since my freshman year of college. My excuse back then was being “to cool,” to study, I have no excuse now. I studied for this test, hard. Fortunately this failure can, I guess, result in several realizations.
1) I’m simply not cut out for a life analyzing risk and gambling with, and against, people smarter than I am.
2) Everyone, at some point in their life, will experience failure…this is by no means my first experience with it, and hopefully it won’t be my last.
3) I only have 5 classes left after this semester to complete before I’m finished with a Masters Degree…hey, that’s pretty cool, and it’s something that I would have never thought myself capable of a few years ago.
4) I still have no idea what my “niche,” is but, I do think I’m getting closer to understanding myself enough to make a long-term career decision.