Being a university student can have fun times. Still, the reality is it's also filled with stress, pressure, and a need to strive for excellence. Handing in quality assignments on time, studying for multiple courses, and keeping on top of all the tasks assigned to you by your lecturers is quite challenging. There will come a time when something won't go your way, and unlikely results might arise. A bad grade, an argument with another student, or too much stress to handle, are triggering points for students.
When things don't go your way, you need to reflect on them to learn from them.
- What led to the bad grade, and what can I do to avoid that in the future?
- What can I do in the future to better handle or mitigate stress?
This reflection allows us to learn from our failures (and we all fail), to act better in the future. We let our failures become a learning experience, to find something genuinely positive when something hasn't gone our way.