Research has shown that focusing too much on grades and performance may not lead to success.

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Do you enjoy being challenged, or do you dislike being out of your comfort zone? What’s your motivation for studying: to get good grades or to learn things effectively (or both)?

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Lunanga 19 June, 2017 - 11:37

I don't care whether I like being challenged or not but if I am not life becomes less interesting.
I think both getting good grades and learning things effectively are import because if I got good grades it means that I had learnt things effectively.

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fay4 11 June, 2017 - 21:45

Well, I enjoy challenging myself but I don't like to be challenged with others ... I fear failure . so I dislike to be forced to get out of my comfort zone but with myself I don't stay at it xD
My motivation always is both .. I want to learn things effectively bu I also want to get good marks :)

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catastrophe 24 May, 2017 - 15:25

I usually learn something when I'm interested in it. And I always push my limits. What's wrong in trying? But sometimes, I get fed up. Especially when I do maths. But after a while I try it again. That's me. Try try till you succeed! :))

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wiseteen 23 May, 2017 - 18:31

Well, to be honest, I enjoy being pulled out of my comfort zone, and for me, it shouldn't be called "comfort" zone, because I don't like being in it... It seems like life is meaningless without challenges. We ought to seek for challenges everyday, and push our boundaries further and further every moment. Actually, I'm one of those like to challenge themselves. That's why I love learning. Even if I'm not interested in some subjects, I do my best at school so that I succeed and win the challenge. And when we have lessons that are repeated (in my country, there are many lessons in our programs that we have studied previously, and I think that's stupid) I don't want to go to school.. because it's not worth. (Well, at the end, I go because I have to :p ) the only reason that makes me go to school and aim to perform well and get good marks is challenging lessons that makes me feel I'm human and I can do something, so life is worth living.

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hadia 24 May, 2017 - 08:41

I loved reading your comment! You seem so determined and challenging. Best of Luck. :P
And your name suits you well, wiseteen! :P

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Elsa007 28 April, 2017 - 14:48

Wow, commendable ambition, hadia!! ;)
To be honest, I like being in my comfort zone! But somehow I can't help getting out of it for some reasons... So I try to enjoy being challenged for some unknown reasons! :))

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hadia 28 April, 2017 - 06:46

Both things should be in our mind. To get good grades as well as learn things effectively to better ourselves in practical life.

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