|This problem is permanent: I’ll never do well in any math class—I’m going to suffer forever.
||This problem is temporary: Maybe if I work harder and get extra help I can do better next time.
|This problem affects all aspects of my life: Because I stink at math, I will not get into any good colleges, and my life is ruined.
||This problem affects a limited part of my life: Math is just one part of my academic performance. I can still perform well in my other classes and colleges will appreciate all the other things I offer.