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How long does it take to accept not getting the highest grades in college classes?
While I was in high school, I thought it was fun to devote obscene amounts of time on studying for tests or working on homework assignments to get A+'s in all my classes. Not getting an A+ in one class felt like a major disappointment and failure.
Now that college is starting, I know I cannot possibly expect to get A's in all my classes because everyone is smart and hard-working. More importantly, my obsessive tendencies may lead me to continue trying despite my recognition that it's a pointless endeavor, which would lead to nothing but sleep deprivation and stress.
So here's my question: How long did it take for you, as a new college student, to accept that perfection in academics is no longer possible? Was it hard to adjust?