I personally believe and agree with Mr. Bhargava, "Once a student enters professional life, their marks and college tag start carrying less and less weight. Ultimately one's skills, talents and knowledge will speak greater volumes about their caliber,"
So, marks are just a completion and outcome of a step to take the next step to enter into a new phase of your career. It definitely helps you to get into good institutions because of the sad admission process we have or may be lack of good institutions it increases the competition but it definitely doesn't tell your worth and can never be. It can not determine your entire future.
So there are few steps to keep yourself away from all those temporary stresses we get after results. Actually I must say that most of the stress is given by others. So we need to just keep few things in mind and keep moving in our career & life. Trust me these stresses are of no use. You will realise it once you move further in your career and step into your professional life.
1. Take an objective assessment of your results - do not let emotions take control, get over the anxiety and take a long hard look at what got you here in the first place.
2. Evaluate your Options - immediately start focusing on next steps.
3. Keep the focus on yourself and what you have to do - don't let your friends or classmate's results be your comparative index.
4. Encourage self-belief and think practically - are there weaknesses that can be improved, or should you take an alternate strategy like consider giving Improvement exams the next year.
5. Maintain a positive outlook - results are only an indication of where you are this year; they are not prophecies of where you can be the next year.
1. Have realistic expectations as you go into the results and more so after results are out.
2. Calm down yourself - remember your child needs you the most in the present situation and your anxiety transfers to the child.
3. If the results are below expectations, work with your child to objectively dissect the results and reasons.
4. Keep the focus on the next steps If you feel your child is stressed, don't hesitate to take help from a counsellor.
5. Stop worrying about social norms and expectations: It is important to not worry about what their friends and relatives will say if the result is not satisfactory. (With Inputs from Prateek Bhargava, Founder & CEO of Mindler)