Whether it be in high school or in college a person’s GPA was one of the most important things in their life… or at least that’s what they eventually came to learn.
Most people don’t realize just how important their GPA is until they see how it affects their future. For some people this may become apparent early in their school career. Which is great because right off the bat they are working hard and getting the grades they want. Others, however, may realize this later on; after they’ve made the mistake of letting their grades go a bit.
In high school, most people say they don’t realize the significance of their GPA until their junior year and by then it’s “too late”. By then they had let their grades slide now and again; you may be doing the same thing right now. But when they reached a certain point in their lives they see that they should have kept their GPA up the entire time.
In high school and college, all the years that you put in counts for something, whether it’s to get into a college or to get a job. A GPA is a reflection of all the hard work you put in over the years and if you let it slip in the beginning, because it doesn’t seem very important, it’ll show in the future.
You don’t want to look back and think to yourself, “I should have tried harder”. By then you’ll be playing catch up and working twice as hard to get where you already should have been. From the beginning you should be working as hard as you can to get good grades. Your GPA will factor into a lot of your future and you cannot get the future you want without a lot of hard work.
If you’re in your early years of school, you may not see quite yet how your GPA plays in with your future but you will. You’ll soon see how a GPA can get you into a good college. From there it can get you into the job that you want and doors begin to open for you.
I, myself, have fallen victim to believing that my GPA didn’t matter when I was a freshman in high school. I learned, as many people do, in my junior year that it is, in fact, very important. I saw that my GPA wasn’t as high as I wanted it to be to get into the colleges that I desired to attend. That year I started working to my full potential and received higher grades than I had before. I realize now that if I had worked just as hard in previous years, I would have the GPA I needed.
Work hard your entire school career and you will succeed. Don’t let yourself regret not living up to your full potential. In the end a GPA is extremely important and the sooner you realize that, the better off you will be. Don’t slack off in the beginning because you don’t want to have to work extra hard just to keep your head above water. It may be hard work but as always, it will pay off.