A 5-step guide for you to plan after board results are out!
It’s that time of the year when it’s time for all of you to go through the next phase of life: dealing with your RESULTS. So, your board exam results have been declared. Regardless of your board and curriculum, here are a few things that most teenagers deal with post results.
1.Did you get the grades/marks as per your expectations?: May be you performed well as per your expectations? But did you manage to keep up with your parents or society’s expectations? If you did, then Congratulations!!! Keep up the good work and may you continue to have many more successful journeys! If you didn’t do well, then Congratulations for trying!!! The secret to winning in life is through participation and not giving up!
2.Where should you go from here?: The next phase includes deciding on the courses you wish to pursue as well as the colleges. Always select your college based on the courses you wish to pursue. Keep in mind your long-term goals and take a decision accordingly. Don’t just chase a particular college solely because of its brand name. Instead, think of how the brand name of the college will help you to reach your goal.
3.Is it okay to stand out? Is it okay to be a part of the crowd?: It is okay to stand out and it is okay to be a part of the crowd as long as you are comfortable with your decisions. Whether you choose to take up Arts, Science, Commerce or any relevant field needs to be related to not only what you wish to pursue but also to your academic performance. That’s when you know, you’ve made a realistic decision; that’s when you know, you’ve made the right choice.
4.Do you need to have a backup plan?: Board exam results may or may not accurately reflect your aptitude and levels of interests in different subjects. However, regardless of what it reflects, the reality of the situation is that your grades/marks will play an important role in helping you to get admission to a course and College/University of your choice. If you manage to get a seat in an institution of your choice, then that’s wonderful! Keep that going. If not, then it’s always considered appropriate to have a backup plan in terms of selection of courses and colleges. Initially, going for plan B might hurt a bit, but in the long-run, it might turn out to be better than you ever imagined! Perhaps, plan B is where you’re meant to be!
5.Look at the bigger picture: While board exam results mark a transition phase in everyone’s life and it would be nice to give it your best and get all that you want, this is not the only parameter for being successful in life. Getting good grades will increase your chances of seeking admission to a reputable college and course of your choice; perhaps, it might even help you in getting your first job. But after that, it’s all about being consistent, hardworking, staying motivated, being positive and courteous and having clarity about where you want to be that will ultimately take you places. So, no matter what happens, always look at the bigger picture and take your decisions accordingly.