The opportunity to more wisely begin again

My hardest class college was business law. 

The subject simply didn’t jive with my brain. 

And I really worked at it, too. 

Did the weekly readings. Came to class every day. Paid attention. Took copious notes. Studied hard for the exams. Even stopped by office hours to get help from my professor. 

But nothing. Failed every single test. Every goddamn one of them. I just didn’t get it. Despite my best efforts, understanding the legal system simply wasn’t in the cards for me. 

My professor even told me after bombing the final exam, flat out. 

Scott, you just don’t get this stuff, do you?

Nope. Sure don’t. 

And then he said:

Well, you worked hard and came to class every day, so I’ll give you a passing grade, but my professional legal advice to you is, don’t pursue a career in law.

If that’s not justice, I don’t know what is. 

Of course, this scenario happens to all of us at some point. We realize that the job or the relationship or the group affiliation that we so badly want to work, simply doesn’t. 

Despite our efforts and desires, there’s no there there. 

And all we can do is accept that we gave it our best shot and treat failure not as an outcome, but a tool to more wisely begin again.


Are you doing your absolute best to acknowledge and articulate what isn’t working for you?

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Scott Ginsberg

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