Perhaps you’ve taken the EPPP once (or multiple times) already only to discover that you didn’t pass. It can feel like hard work wasted among other sentiments such as frustration, shame, and fear of failing again. How do you pick yourself up and press on studying again after failed attempts?
Thomas Edison said “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Even having received a failing score or two, it is crucial to remember that you yourself are not a failure. One important key to a successful EPPP endeavor takes courage. The key I’m speaking of is humility; the strength of asking for help.
Social innovator, Michele L. Sullivan, gives a Ted Talk appropriately titled “Asking for help is a strength not a weakness.” She recounts her first day of school; the first time her differences were pointed out to her. In the inspiring talk, Sullivan makes the point that “We all obviously have a role in our own successes, but think about the role we have to play in other people’s successes,” accrediting the many friends, family members, and strangers who have helped her get where she is today. Sullivan explains that asking for help takes tremendous courage but is a great strength.
Look back on how you studied for the EPPP last time. Did you endeavor alone? Take courage and try something new; seek help. The Taylor Study Method has a 94% EPPP pass rate, so being here is a good first step on your journey to passing the EPPP.
See Sullivan’s full talk below: