A couple of months ago, I was chatting with my sister about the upcoming add/drop deadline for her nursing classes. During the conversation, she told me that one of her professors spoke to the class about low test scores. The professor explained to the class that she wouldn’t view the students as failures if they withdrew now and returned to the program when they were ready.
In the past, when I realized that I should bow out of a situation, pride got in the way. It took a lot of failures, before it became a lesson learned. Now that I know better, I reassure myself by saying:
It’s okay to tap out, I promise.
There’s nothing wrong with tapping out. When you’re ready, reevaluate the situation with a clear mind.
Have you found yourself needing to tap out? Let’s discuss in the comments.