I was always one of the best students in the class during all my school years. I had always the best marks and I had honor rewards. But the third secondary school year was a bit different. That year was the worst in my student life.
I was always good in mathematics and physics. I love those subject a lot and I worked hard in class. But that year my grades decreased considerably. It was something unusual for me. I lost all my concentration and my joy in learning. I didn't know what happened to me. I felt lost. Failure was unacceptable to me because I never faced it before. I had a fear from failure and fear haunted me. My father noticed something wrong with me. He was worried about me. I told him about my grades and my fillings. He looked at me and said:" Son, life is nothing without failure. You can't be always number one. You should sometimes accept deception and you should try to overcome them because the real success is to learn from our mistakes." Those words have changed my vision in life. I passed that year. The year after, the baccalaureate year was the best school year ever. I have learned to face my failure and I started the New Year with my new view of life. My grades were the best in the class, especially in mathematics and physics and philosophy. Yes I have a great interest in philosophy because it love the way philosopher thinks. That year I was determinate to get my diplomat with the highest score. I worked hard, I organized myself well, and I reviewed my courses daily. I also got the notes of my friend who was older than me and that helped me to do make better notes. I practiced sport also because sport and studies fit together. I practiced jogging every day with my friends and I went to the swimming pool three times a week. All my class mates and teacher noticed the difference of my grades and work between the two years. That was a great changement! And all over the year I continued my work and my grades were higher and higher. And on June we have to pass the baccalaureate exam. I was a little bit nervous on the first day but after I read the first subject all my fear disappeared. The entire subject were easy for me even the math test which was hard for the majority of the student. After three weeks the result were given; I had my baccalaureate with very good grade. I was the third in my high school and the first of my class. My entire teacher, my family and my friends were very happy of the result. That was very special because I enjoyed my success after a hard work and I went out with my friends to celebrate our success.
It was a meaningful achievement for me because I learned to face failure and to overcome my mistakes.