For those of us who aren’t gifted

If you’re like me who struggles to learn and things do not come naturally to you, the easy option would be to just settle for that reality.

However, for those of us who want to achieve and really make something of our lives then the hard work must be put in. Don’t get me wrong, those who are successful have had to put in hours and hours of work, for years, to get where they are. Personally, I have always had to work extremely hard to achieve results (in terms of academia as that has been my life up until this point) that others would get with only minimal effort. Despite this, it is that that is a motivating factor for me – you must keep trying and trying until you get to the top. For example, I have just finished an extremely stressful situation and so far, I have managed to achieve the highest grades I have ever got; I got a first in one of my modules for the first time since I had started university. I couldn’t quite believe it, but it was because I had spent hours upon hours in the library, reading and consuming as much information as I could, along with editing my written content until it was as good as it could be.

While I am only 22 with limited experience in the job market, things like this can be used as metaphors for other areas in your life. Keep focused and work hard (cliche but it is true) no matter what your ability and don’t compare the ability of others with yourself because you are you and what others are doing is none of your damn business.