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Hai all,

Exam results are around the corner and students start to get butterflies in their stomachs!

Its obvious that some smile after the results and some frown.I would like to convey something to all my friends who couldn't clear their exams this time.

I noticed among my friends when they meet with failures,they get depressed and disappointed which can have a detremental impact on them. This is what we can do as regards our exams:

i. Take them as a challenge

ii. Never back down from any challenge put in forward to you.

As I was thinking about exams and their associated pressures,this is what came to my mind. May be you have come across this story before.The story of the legendary Wilma Rudolph,who inspite of her limitations, overcame them to succeed in her life. Let me share it for those who haven't heard of it.

Wilma Rudolph was born into a poor home in Tennessee. At age four,she had double pneumonia with scarlet fever,a deadly combination which left her paralyzed with polio.She had to wear a brace and the doctor said she would never put her foot on the earth. But her mother encouraged her;she told Wilma that with God-given ability, persistence and faith she could do anything she wanted.

Wilma said, "I want to be the fastest woman on the track on this earth." At the age of nine, against the advice of the doctors, she removed the brace and took the first step the doctors had said she never would. At the age of 13, she entered her first race and came way, way last. And then she entered her second, and third and fourth and came way, way last until a day came when she came in first.

At the age of 15 she went to Tennessee State University where she met a coach by the name of Ed Temple. She told him, "I want to be the fastest woman on the track on this earth." Temple said, "With your spirit nobody can stop you and besides, I will help you."

The day came when she was at the Olympics and at the Olympics you are matched with the best of the best.  Wilma was under tremendous pressure as she was matched against a woman named Jutta Heine who had never been beaten. The first event was the 100-meter race. Wilma beat Jutta Heine and won her first gold medal. The second event was the 200-meter race and Wilma beat Jutta a second time and won her second gold medal.

The third event was the 400-meter relay and she was racing against Jutta one more time. In the relay, the fastest person always runs the last lap and they both anchored their teams. The first three people ran and changed the baton easily. When it came to Wilma's turn, she dropped the baton. But Wilma saw Jutta shoot up at the other end; she picked the baton, ran like a machine, beat Jutta a third time and won her third gold medal.

It became history:That a paralytic woman became the fastest woman on this earth at the 1960 Olympics.

Study well, believe in yourself and give your best in the exams. Lets see what happens!

Let me end with a brilliant quote:

"That many achieve great SUCCESS is proof to all that others can achieve it as well"- Abrahan Lincoln.

Wishing all readers prosperity and success.

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