Back when I was in college, during my senior year, while kids were getting interviews or already getting jobs I was still struggling to get my GPA up lol I When people ask, "what grades did you get in college?" I always answer, "All of them." 😂 But the truth is...I did. I got a few As, some Bs, mainly Cs and Ds, and actually an F. Yup. I failed. Even when it came time to talk to advisors about careers after college I was told to manage my expectations because of my GPA. Recruiters would turn away when they heard my GPA. It's funny even then I knew that there was something wrong with people who judged solely based on a number. And up to this day, I still feel the same. A GPA, a simple number, doesn't define you.
Fast forward just a couple years later. I'm now at a job that allows me to take my family to trips to @waltdisneyworld, travel the world, and work in a great part of NYC. I share this story because I know there's plenty of you out there that have gone through similar and/or worse. You've been told you weren't good enough, to think smaller, or flat out no. It happens. But remember it's not the end of the world. Don't let anyone tell you, you can't do something. The decision to keep going or to walk away is ultimately up to you.