I just can't get higher than a C in english. It's too hard.
I just can't do good at sports.
The teacher is talking about growth mindset. The notion that one should aim to grow and progress in weak areas because this lecture by the teacher would surely motivate the student to adopt such a mindset.
The point is not to think that you can't do anything. If you put your mind to it you can do anything.You just have to think about growing.
The magic words are YOU CAN.
He was right i can get a better grade in English. If i don't i'll just tell him my dog ate my paper.
No thank you!
I can keep working my butt off to be better at sports!