Some of this is going to sound familiar to you- especially if you are from 3E5.
Very few of us are ever going fail anything very badly, unless we really want to. Our greatest fear is not that we will fail. Our greatest fear is that we will be invisible in our mediocrity. Our greatest fear is that we will not be extraordinary. But what does it mean to be extraordinary? It does not mean that you have to come first in class, nor does it mean that you have to have your picture in the newspaper (the obituaries and crime sections do not count). Being extraordinary simply means that you are everything you can be. That you have taken all your talents and all your opportunities and made full use of them. But how do you do this?
Being extraordinary starts with little steps- being punctual, respectful, alert, hardworking, sincere, honest. All these qualities and more that are so small when viewed singly, but so magnificent when they come together in a symphony of success. Don’t settle for the mundane when brilliance is your birthright. The difference between the ordinary folk of this world and the ones we look up to is simply that the latter have recognised their greatness and used their life tools to achieve it. The former leave their tools to rust while they wallow in the tide pools of mediocrity.
Be extraordinary. To be anything less is unthinkable.