A result should always remain a simple result, not to be pronounced or considered as a verdict on life. All results provide for a fresh chance to relook at things in a finer way, everything that becomes impossible makes room for something else to be possible.

Results have always been a mix-up, some of those letting finest of moments to come and on few occasions other way around, but what has remained constant throughout is adrenaline mess that overwhelms brain and body minutes before results are out, the jumble that attends result checking process. Anxiety is to result what falling leaves are to ending autumn season— entrenched yet exclusive long path ahead.

 

A result should always remain a simple result, not to be pronounced or considered as a verdict on life. It should be clear at the outset, celebrate big if you excel or otherwise work for some another result, for there will be celebrations as long as there are results.

 

Exam days are almost over and results stand knocking on the door. On days that follow important boards or competitive exam results, newspapers and social media are filled with congratulatory messages or success stories, and in general it feels good. However, numerous stories— bafflingly attached to individuals undesirably— of setbacks, of falling through and of unrelenting sorrow go unheard but cage hearts with painful coverings.

 

Like all other events linked to our education system, results are just one of them. Though, they do affect the future prospects but certainly that doesn’t mark an end, as is a problem with current generation that is conditioned to contemplate that nothing lies beyond unsatisfactory outcomes. All results provide for a fresh chance to relook at things in a finer way, everything that becomes impossible makes room for something else to be possible. Whatever you desire, whatever you have at-hand, all are options but to panic, for this only leads to further complications.

 

It is imperative at the moment to discuss, how to handle results in case they go wrong. There are no single line answers to anything but still if there had to be one, it’d be- “Don’t force yourself in a shell, please talk!” Importance of talking lies in the fact that some people will always care about your results for few of them feel of themselves as part of your journey, however, at the same time, it is important to beware of the people who care more about your result than you. Parents, teachers and other trustworthy friends or counsellors can ease you out of stress and help you more than anyone else in exploring further options as per your calibre, potential and need.

 

Coming to other part that is more for parents and society to care about- never compare your wards with anyone else, for everyone has its own skillset and qualities, and limitations as well. New growing up generations are assets, they are supposed to be treated like one.

 

One outstanding aspect of Indian educational system is summer, results and vacations. Never let the results to become too important to take over enthusiasm, excitement and erudition that could be experienced in time being that bound crucial period of vacations, for so much remains to be learned and explored in nature that might as well heal present and diversify individual’s vision for the future.

 

Keep talking, keep thanking and keep trying. Be the best possible version of you and success won’t be far away.