With boards results being the hottest trend in the world of academia these days it is quite challenging for students to cope up with the expectations of family, friends and teachers!
Getting a disappointing boards result is not the end of the world!
In the words of J. K. Rowling; "It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default".
Failure and disappointments are a part of the canvas of life, which not only has bright and jovial colours but dark and eerie sides too. Do not let a disappointing board result drive you to a distant corner of your room soaked in hopelessness and apathy. Young minds are capable of moving mountains and everyone's area of excellence is not the academic arena!
So get out, fill up your lungs with some fresh air and soak in some inspiration from the world outside. Here are some tips that will guide you how to get over a disappointing (but not hopeless so as to stop trying) boards result! "“
Learn from your mistakes
If you lost 5 marks to a careless mistake in the mathematics paper or forgot to write the unit at the end of an answer in physics, this is the time to learn. Sometimes it is good to get a setback because it teaches us to perform well and makes us realise the real value of victory.
"· Look upon bigger things in life
Have you ever thought about how fortunate you are being compared to the kid who sells candies outside the mall. The gift of life, the warmth of a soft bed and the support of family are the best things in life that we need to be thankful about. So stop bragging about your disappointments and instead be thankful for all that you have.
"· Make new goals
Even if you suffered a backslash in a particular attempt, you need not worry as there will be ample of new opportunities for you to prove yourself. Set a new goal and start preparing for it rightaway!
"· Stay motivated
There is a long road lying ahead of you that needs efforts and dedication. There is no need to be disheartened by a stumbling block as there will be new mountains to hoist the flag of your victory. Stay motivated and happy. The key to success is hard work and motivation. Stay focussed henceforth.
"· Take a break
For now that exams as well as the anticipation for its results are over, move out for a vacation or get together. If your family is not so encouraging about this idea (as in most cases it is very likely) take pleasure in the simple delicacies of life. Enjoy late morning naps, long TV hours, movies and outings.
A board result is just a friendly reminder of what you are currently doing with your academic life. If you've screwed it up very much then it is an alarming bell. Either ways, there is still ample time to get things back on the track. So stop panicking and take a chill pill!