For so long now, my self worth has directly tied into my grades. I have an amazing GPA, I’m graduating Summa Cum Laude, this is what my value as a person is based on, in my eyes.
My therapist is working to convince me that this is not the best thing to measure my worth on.
She also went as far as to suggest that in grad school, I won’t continue to be a straight-A student; which I immediately took as a challenge. I will defy that or die trying.
Then when I shared that sentiment with my friends and family on Facebook, someone else pointed out that it’s not worth the die trying sentiment because literally, no one is going to care about my grades after I graduate.
So really, aside from being useful towards getting into grad school, grades don’t matter.
So then maybe this is why I shouldn’t base my self worth on them.