📚Terence Tao's near failure on a crucial exam during graduate school served as a turning point in his career and led to his future success as a mathematician.
💪Instead of giving up, Tao used his near failure as motivation to work harder and improve his study habits.
🏆Tao's perseverance and determination ultimately led him to become one of today's greatest mathematicians and win prestigious awards like the Fields Medal.
🎮Tao's love for playing video games and lack of systematic study habits prior to the exam highlighted the importance of discipline and focused preparation.
📝The exam format, which included oral questioning and specific topics, tested Tao's knowledge and ability to think on his feet, revealing areas where he needed improvement.