This time around, I thought I would communicate with you post the Board result.
Now that more than eight hours have passed since the result came out, take a few seconds to ask yourself how you feel.
Did you achieve the result you wanted? Yes? No? Missed it only by a slight mark?
If you answered yes, then that’s great. Congratulations on a job well done and on making yourself proud. Revel in the glory of this achievement. However, stay humble. Remain empathetic towards fellow classmates and friends. Boasting is a big no-no. Thank and appreciate those who helped you achieve what you have. Whether it is your teachers, parents, friends, relatives, a neighbor or a mentor who offered encouraging words – make sure you take the time to thank them appropriately. Show them that you are grateful for their support. Be sincere. Be genuine. Share the glory, and enjoy. Have a bowl of ice cream – my ultimate motto.
If you answered no, then worry not. I understand that the pain of not having achieved what you had set out to achieve may hit you hard. I know what it feels like when you have worked for a much higher score but end up getting something less. I was disappointed when I got my result, because I had set a much higher target for myself. But that doesn’t mean that I was depressed. I accepted it, and I was content. Results come and go. It has been five years since I gave my tenth grade board exam. No one asks me anymore what I got in tenth grade. I’ll be honest, though. The only time they did was when I approached coaching centers to inquire about the Common Admission Test (CAT). Other than that, no one really cares. Not being able to get admission in a certain college or school or in a particular stream or field isn’t going to define the trajectory of your entire life. You have immense potential within you. I may not have met you, I may not know your name or who you are, but I do know this much. You have it in you to make whatever you want of your life. If you want to remain miserable, that’s up to you. If you want to make the most of it, that’s up to you, too. So, if you didn’t get the result you had worked for, forget about it. Go get that bowl of ice cream and cozy up next to your parents and well-wishers. Talk it out. Just enjoy.
I get it. Some of you may not like ice cream or have it ready just now at 11 at night. It’s ok. Any favorite food, beverage, or snack will do the trick. If you go through my old posts about the results, you’ll know that this trick has been tried and tested – and it’s true.
So. How do you feel? Euphoric? Happy? Content? Peaceful? Calm? Grateful?
Sad or depressed are not an option – and that too, after having read all of the above?
Pfft. I know I can count on you to keep a smiling face.
Cry it out if you must. But, post 12am, be the hero(ine) of your own life.
Forget the naysayers. Just focus on your own positivity and the beautiful road ahead that you will carve for yourself. 🙂
P.S. I’d love to hear your thoughts to the above questions. Do interact with me via the Comments section below. As a lot of you already know, I personally reply to every comment. It’ll make me feel good to hear what you have to say.
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