It is great to hear of the good results achieved by so many of our Leaving Certificate students. All our local Secondary Schools are delighted with how their pupils have done. We congratulate them and thank God that so much hard work has been rewarded. We hope and pray that the choices they now make with regard to further education and careers may be the right one for them
With so many delighted with their results, disappointment can be a lonely place and we know there are some who have to cope with that. It can be difficult for those who love you to find the right words to console you. But remember it is not the end of the World, you are not defined by the number of points you got. You are worth much more than that. You still have all you need to embrace life and make a success of it.
If its any consolation consider (to name but a few)
ALBERT EINSTEIN: His parents thought he wasmentally challenged. His grades in school wereso poor that a teacher asked him to quit, saying, “Einstein, you will never amount to anything!” Einstein incidentally failed the entrance exam to the Swiss Polytechnic Institute.
STEVEN SPIELBERG: He dropped out of junior high school. He was persuaded to come back and was placed in alearning-disabled class. He only lasted a month and then dropped out of school forever.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN: Received no more than 5 years of formal education throughout his lifetime. When he grewup, he joined politics and had 12 major failures before he was elected the 16th President of the United Statesof America.
J.K. ROWLING: Had her Harry Potter books rejected by dozens of publishers and was penniless, divorced, depressed and nearly gave up before her book was accepted. The rest is history.
WALT DISNEY: He was fired by the editor of a newspaper for lacking in ideas.
HENRY FORD: He failed and went broke five times before he succeeded.