If the Master did it, so must I. I have no excuses.
We should aim for the grade we can honestly achieve. It doesn’t mean we are lowering the bar. Accepting that we can only honestly achieve a lower grade is an expression of humility which is a good thing.
Once, I had said to God, “I am a victim of injustice! Why should I tolerate these people daily?” And God replied, “Imagine how I feel. I am the first victim of injustice! And unjust actions against me continue daily.”