Were you a good student?
I was not as good a student as I could have been, because I am lazy. I did my homework and studied for tests but the only classes I really did well in were the ones I wanted to do well in. I did the thing I hate so much now, where I decided I couldn’t learn certain things and wasn’t “a math person” and just sort of gave up on math/science. Granted, my brain doesn’t naturally work that way, but I could have worked harder at it.