It’s not always easy for us to see our qualities
I’ve said I have above average intelligence before, but I have a confession to make. I just say it, I can’t prove it. I say it and no one argues with me. No one ever questions me. I’m not a member of Mensa, I’ve never had my Intelligence Quotient rated, and while I made the honor roll in my last year of high school and through college, my school grading was far from spectacular for most of the time. In fact, I was a solid C-minus student.
The thing that took me from being a C-minus student in Grade 11 to an honor roll student in grade 12 was simply this: when I started grade 12 the first time, I lasted a month … and then quit. I was 18 years old, I was old enough to quit, and so I did.
After 11 months of trying to hold down three jobs at once just to keep myself in alcohol, I decided I needed my high school diploma in order to get a decent paying job. Actually I went to my high school to find out how to join the navy and ended up signing up for my last year of school just to finish it. But that’s another story.