Regrets

  • Not understanding my true academic potential in grammar, middle and high school. Comparing myself to the smartest people in the room and diminishing my strengths in the process. Eventually, I realized my own potential through hard work and exposure to a different environment (not Palo Alto).
    Flourishing after graduation from [high school].
  • Honestly, my biggest regret is that I spent so many years looking for outside approval or recognition. That I really defined myself by the values and goals of something outside of my own heart.
    I Never Fit the Palo Alto "Mold!"
  • My biggest mistake was thinking that grades in school were more important than social networking. The truth I learned as I got older was that knowing the right people at the right time is infinitely more important than having a good report card.
    Stay-At-Home parent enjoying a life lived slowly
  • I chose my college (UC Berkeley) based more on its reputation and less on what would be the right fit for me. In hindsight, I wish I had sacrificed some of that prestige for a smaller school (like UCSC) where it would have been easier to try different subjects and participate in a broader variety of activities.
    Follow your bliss
  • I tend to not carry a lot of regrets but when looking back I do think I wish I would have been more confident in my professional skills earlier on. Since I wasn’t as confident, I stayed at my company for more than 7 years and I wish I would have left maybe after 4-5 years.
    Being successful comes from gratitude from the good things achieved in life

Definitions of success

  • I tend to not carry a lot of regrets but when looking back I do think I wish I would have been more confident in my professional skills earlier on. Since I wasn’t as confident, I stayed at my company for more than 7 years and I wish I would have left maybe after 4-5 years.
    Being successful comes from gratitude from the good things achieved in life
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Some stats from our respondents so far:
 

72%
have changed their definition of success since high school.

60%
named English as one of their best subjects.

45%
struggled with math in high school.