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Own Your Education!: A Student’s Guide to Greater Success in School (and Life) by Megan Stone

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6. Why Do You Lack Pride and Confidence?

“I’ve got this!” This is a great feeling to have about yourself and your abilities. The pride and confidence to know you can handle what life throws your way can get you through future successes and failures.

Think back to the Chapter 5 example of Olivia and her chemistry project. She started with the motivation to get her project done, but soon her sister stepped in. After her sister took over the project, Olivia was left feeling troubled about her efforts on the project. She had not taken ownership of the project but had instead let her sister do all the work. How do you think Olivia felt when she got an A on the project? She felt relief that it was a good grade, but she took no pride in the grade because ...

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