Well, here we are nearing the end of yet another quarter. It’s been just as challenging, if not more challenging than the first quarter. I ran into many roadblocks, and found that my strength is not as potent as I believed it to be.
Good. I’d rather know the truth about my abilities and work from there, rather than be charmed by a delusion of my greatness.
So, I had 3 goals for Q2: An A on my Microeconomics Exam at Excelsior College. 150 hours of Japanese Study. A full liberal arts writing course released by the end of June.
Let’s see how I fared!
Every time I take an exam, I am further convinced of the Justice principle. You get exactly what you put in. Your results will reflect your effort.
In a world where justice seems to be lacking at times, this is a wave of relief for me. Finally, a mode of life where my efforts reflect what I put in. Ah, Justice.
So what grade did I get? I didn’t meet my goal of getting an A on the exam. Instead, I got a B.
What went wrong?
If you look at the scan, you’ll see an interesting pattern. I got a 96% on the first part of the exam. No surprise, there. I studied intensely in April, working diligently on practice problems in the first 7 chapters of the Microeconomics Textbook.
Then, I fell off the wagon. I had the exam scheduled in May, and I canceled it. I was ready to give up. But a voice told me to re-register, and try to take the exam at the end of June. So I did.
I barely studied for the second half of the course, and my results reflect that. You’ll see that I got a 58% on the third part of the course. This is where I lacked effort.
I am so taken aback by this. I find it beautiful beyond words. Could there really be an area of life where you get what you put in? I love it!
I’ve been studying Japanese on and off for 4 years. It’s a hard language, I must say. A beautiful challenge. I put in a lot of effort towards this in April, but I burned out in May, and didn’t succeed in my challenge.
In the end, I studied just 36.5 hours out of the 150 hour goal.
Falling short once again. I’m becoming friends with failure. Good. This is making me stronger, and it gives me strength to pursue bigger and greater challenges. You’ll see.
The Lit For Brains Oasis Course
Another very difficult challenge I set for myself during these 90 days. I am pleased to say that I have released a Reading and Writing Course that I am very excited about.
You can check it out HERE.
This challenge was a success, and I gained so much strength. Lots of obstacles had to be overcome to bring that Oasis into reality.
It has been, as expected, a very difficult 3 months. I feel like these goals are taxing every aspect of my being. The good news? I haven’t given up. I’ve failed many times, but I turned in my Microeconomics exam. No matter what.
I released my writing course. No matter what.
As for Japanese, I can’t say the same thing. I will double my efforts next time, and upgrade my language study method. Perhaps I will go to a language learning school! One day, this Japanese language will help me serve humanity on a much deeper level.
Thank you for being a part of my Journey. Your support has been very much appreciated, and I encourage you to take on a 90 day challenge of your own next quarter!