Just a few weeks ago, I was doing an Orchestra Audition. I thought the audition requirement was easy for me and it did not even take a day for me to work on. But things are not always the case that we have imagined. When I was practicing those required pieces, I was afraid as I recognized that those pieces should be a whole week work for me. Eventually, I gave up the audition because of lacking preparation. Obviously, I had made a big mistake, but it is not the most important part. What we should focus on is the reflection part. This experience tell me exactly I must focus on every single work seriously in order to enhance my musical path and make sure that I would not leave any chances around.
Wish you all a fruitful and cheerful secondary school life.