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4. Hitting Up Every Single Contact to Raise Funds for the 5K Charity Fun Run
It can be strangely seductive to internalize the too-cool-for-high-school attitude of thinking: "I don't care that I got a C. Whatever, I didn't even study." If you don't try your hardest—on the presentation, on the painting, at your polka-dancing lesson—you are less vulnerable to criticism, but then nothing ever really belongs to you either.