Something my younger sister told me the other day that made me happy and inspired as well- when I was complaining about how hard it will be be starting off all over again and choosing a field that will take time and a lot of dedication. Also a field that’s very competitive.
She was like, “Don’t grade yourself based on a number or a single alphabet. What you learn and the knowledge you possess should be more important. Worry about that. Don’t let these people turn you into a machine.”