When we all have our 12th board exams, we all are super stressed not only because of the exams but also because of the thought of what will we be doing next after boards? Will we score enough marks to get into the college of our dreams? Some aspire to become engineers, some lawyers, some try to get into best colleges and some still haven’t figured that out.
This happens every year. Every year students undergo this phase in life and if you are stressed, confused, demotivated then always remember you are not the only one trying to cope up with this chapter of life. There thousands others out there, just like. The dilemma of what the future holds is equally perturbing to everyone who has once cleared their boards and is moving towards college life.
You know when we are in school, we always have this career counselling class and aptitude tests, which help us choose what exactly we want to do in life and what our strengths and weaknesses are and with that we decide on what we want to do further. Some figure it out easily whereas some still have unclear thoughts, but that’s perfectly fine because everybody is not the same.
Decisions taken in a rush can end up placing you in the wrong course of direction, so while trying to figure out what you want to do further in life, always be careful but more importantly patient with yourself and thorough. Make lists of what you like, what you priorities are, and what your interests are and remember, money is important but not more than peace of mind.
Pick a stream that you know you’ll love even on the worst of days. And if still you are not able to judge, do not over think about it because sometimes we focus so much on the future that we forget that is going to be built on the foundation of our present.
The pressure during this time is very high because there are a lot of people having expectations from you – your parents, teachers, tutor and relatives. The competition is so much that the feeling of being left behind hits us all the time. We are scared, thoughts like – “what will my relatives think of me if I don’t score well? “, “what if my friend gets into a good college and I don’t?”, “what if my friend’s photo is on the tuition’s pamphlet?”, ” my brother scored 95% what if I don’t cross 90?”, ” if I score low in my entrance, my parents have to pay high fees to get me into a private college?”. These thoughts run through the minds of every student trying to get admission into colleges.
Always remember do not let these thoughts bother you so much that it breaks your mental peace. It does not matter what our relatives or friends or neighbors think of our marks we’ve got, because it you who has to do things further and not them. What matters is how happy you are with what you do.
And honestly it is all momentary, after you get into college nobody even bothers to ask how much you scored in 12th boards. So all you have to do is stay motivated and happy, do not over think because it can cause a lot of damage. Have faith, work hard and give it your best shot. And at the end people just want to know how successful you are, so why not reach new heights by doing what we love and not be scared of mere thoughts of the society.