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Let It Be- The process is as important as the destination!
Life at times appears to be a rat race, there is always something to be done, to be achieved and to be discovered! I am certain that the last one year would have felt that way to all of you- the Board Exam Fervour! The Board Exams are not for the faint hearted. There is so much pressure, expectation, want, desire, and of course need and necessity to do well. Many times, this pressure comes from within or from parents, peers, teachers and school; while other times it is sheer necessity to out beat the rest to capture that prize!
You have worked hard through the year to reach the goal post. Many sleepless nights, missed celebrations, forgone laughter and fun. Life that might have been calm and breezy earlier had taken a turn to being turbulent with the stress and strain of a board exam. You have hunkered down and soldiered through those storms with the belief of giving it your best and the hope of receiving the reward for the same.
The time has arrived when the rewards are being announced- for some it is a celebratory occasion, for others it could be disappointment and tears. It is human nature to want to be rewarded and recognized for the hard work that one has put into it. In this case, one believes it is marks and only marks that show our grit and determination. However, that is not the ethos behind hard work and commitment.
The phrase ‘the journey is as important as the destination’ holds very true in this scenario. Through this one year, you have learnt many valuable lessons that will keep you in good stead throughout your life. Passion, perseverance, commitment, prioritizing, goal setting, facing challenges, celebrating small victories are some of the values that you have imbibed over this year. These are your true companions that help you scale mountains. Grades and marks are important, but they do not define us or our capabilities.
Fret, not if your reward isn’t as exciting or satisfying as you expected it to be. Do tell yourself, your journey has been an interesting one, you have grown and gained confidence to meet new challenges, to set new goals and search for new adventures. Learn from your mistakes and put your best foot forward in the new academic year. I leave you with a very thought provoking quote by Maya Angelou, American Civil Rights Activist and Poet- “You may encounter many defeats but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”