Fear is a feeling induced by perceived danger or threat that occurs in certain types of organisms, which causes a change in metabolic and organ functions and ultimately a change in behavior, such as fleeing, hiding, or freezing from perceived traumatic events. Fear in human beings may occur in response to a specific stimulus occurring in the present, or in anticipation or expectation of a future threat perceived as a risk to body or life. The fear response arises from the perception of danger leading to the confrontation with or escape from/avoiding the threat (also known as the fight-or-flight response), which in extreme cases of fear (horror and terror) can be a freeze response or paralysis.
Thank god, I never read medicine or stream of education similar to it; otherwise I would have the same definition of fear as above.
But in reality, fear does exist! And within few days some of us might be undergoing the same biological and mental phenomena.
The result day is rushing towards as the stride of tides ready to pull us inside the ocean.
Now it’s up to us what we chose to do because the tide knows what it need to do with us. Either we can sail on the tides or we die beneath the tides.
“The highest result of education is tolerance.” - Helen Keller
We all come into this life with a positive view of the world.
We were excited and imaginative, and we saw the entire world as our playground.
Then somewhere between the post-school life and the CA student life, many of us seem to lose that optimism for life.
Perhaps this stems from telling ourselves that we have to “grow up”, “be serious” and become more realistic or perhaps it is because of those doubts that creep in our heads after our first failure, making us wonder if we are just not good enough to ever be that super student.
Or could it simply be the result of running ourselves ragged trying to meet the demands of those around us (those who are not aware of CA Student’s life and ask silly questions like how many attempts, semesters, which college etc.)
In life, there are three things which are inevitable:
- Income Tax; and
- CA Result.
So now we know that result is an inevitable part of our life, and we have to deal with it whether you like it or not.
I’ll be dividing this conversation into three parts:
- Part 1 - Pre Result;
- Part 2 - Result Day;
- and Part 3 - Post Result.
Now let’s discuss how to handle these three stages of the result in a positive and effective manner.
Part 1: Pre Result: HOPE
Stay positive and happy. Work hard and don't give up hope. Be open to criticism and keep learning.
What’s done is done: Remember, what is already done cannot be changed.
Whatever you have written on that piece of paper cannot be redone. All you need to do is have faith in yourself and prepare yourself for a better future.
The day you wrote your exam paper, you were pretty sure of the results. Though there might be slight variation in the result to be declared, still you know about your performance!
“Proper Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance”.
We can plan our future by working in the present. If you have doubts about the result, then start your studies in advance. If you are positive about the results then prepare yourself for the next stage, i.e. campus Placement. Read the current affairs, business news, tax reforms, companies act, etc. This way you’ll be saving a lot of time for yourself in future.
While you wait…
- Keep on with your life. Don’t miss out on happy moments worrying about something that you cannot predict or have no control upon.
- You can consider taking up hobbies and doing things that you love to do.
- Learn something new that has always caught your interest.
- Outings, trips and excursions help you get away from stressful environments.
- Enjoy little moments with family and friends.
This was the part 1 of this article, in the coming articles I’ll be discussing strategies for result day and post result period. Stay tuned.
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