Do you remember the math problems that you had in school? My Statistics professor made a deal with me that if I came into his office hours every single day that he would give me a passing grade. The only difficulty in this is that his office hours were at 8AM. Which would not be a problem if you weren’t a sleep deprived college student who started in on homework at 9pm- of course I was studying the entire day, but other distractions were always happening at least until after dinner or I returned home from the gym or InterVarsity meetings on other parts of the campus.
[MOM and DAD– I did a good job studying and preparing for tests in college and did pass all my courses; it’s just that the paper writing occurred in the afternoon, after all classes]
During those office hours with the Statistics professor, I would smile brightly to the no one who was watching when I completed a math problem correctly and all of the numbers worked in the right places.
Not only in math, this idea can be applicable in all the areas of life. Whether you struggle internally or the problem is very apparent, all you can do is your best.
My Statistics professor gave me a D- as a final grade.