Stop pretending. Whoever says they have this or that that will make your performance soar, they are not lying... But they are also capitalizing on your weakness. Your weakness in steeling and willing yourself to stay on course and follow through till the very end. Stay on course and get back on course every time you veer off track, got stuck in the sand pit or when u run out of steam or got burnt out along the way to re-charge and re-start and resume to journey on and on. To be able to see the truth for what it is, to be wise enough to see setback for what it actually is, which is actually a setup for a come back. So that the more setbacks you encounter the more setups you have for your comebacks!!! To see that the obstacle is actually the way. Ryan Holiday wrote a book called the Obstacle is the Way. In it he quote Marcus Aurelius who said, "The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way."
So, stop pretending we don't know what we need to know to make it and hence freeing ourselves from the guilt of inaction and self betrayal. What a man can be he must be! Or else he will not be complete or nearing completion as much as he want to be before he dies.
So we must stop pretending if i get this degree or take another diploma i will then make it. Well you may, if you have the time and money to spare. But you do nit necessarily need to, if you take full responsibility for your education and i mean overall all rounded education as a full-fledged human being. Stop fiddling around and get some real work done. There are many people with many wonderful 'secrets' out there ready to share with you if you are willing to give them the money they ask for. But honestly, if u really want something, you can come to know those 'secrets' yourself. Secrets that no money can buy, secrets that, in the end, you will come to realize, that aren't really secrets at all.
Back to my first sentence now because there is really nothing more i can say about anything anymore. Just STOP PRETENDING. And stop pretending you don't know what the hell i am talking about either.