So hey! I’m a student. Just recently, i gave my HSC boards. Back here in India this examination is considered VERY important and the marks obtained are taken as a base for all future courses a child decides to take up. So one can imagine the kind of stress and pressure every teen here has to put up with. Now the entire year i never took anything seriously regarding the same. I attended very few college/tutorial preparation tests as I was quite confident that i had it in me to score well even without going all crazy like everybody around me was(because i usually score good). With a month to go for the exam and that’s when i started going through my lessons, I somehow managed to cover the portion.
Now some of the subjects’ papers(theory ones) are too lengthy and sometimes the alotted time of 180 minutes does not suffice. The students were expected to write THAT much!I never realized this because of my carefree attitude and over-confidence! My writing speed was affected because of a traumatic experience when in school. I had not completed any examination paper because of that, but I couldn’t afford doing the same in the boards. And the fact that I had not had much writing practice did not help. I couldn’t sleep and couldn’t figure what to do with just two days to go for the theory papers.
With no choice, I decided to think positive and leave it to the law of attraction. I prayed,revised. I wrote sometimes in those two days, but did not stress and blindly believed that I would somehow complete the papers. I decided to give it my all irrespective of what the result might be. Unlike the other days.. I didn’t take my watch to the examination hall to keep track of time. I just kept writing (in a kind of bad handwriting though, haha) shoving away all the negativity during the exam.
Well.. I COMPLETED THE PAPERS. NOT JUST ANY HOW, BUT BY ATTEMPTING EVERY SINGLE THING I KNEW. My hand ached for a day because I stretched myself beyond my limits and was determined beyond imagination for the very first time in my life. but honestly, it was WORTH it. Might not seem like a big deal, but completing those papers is an achievement to me, which wouldn’t have been possible if it weren’t for the optimistic attitude:)