My name is Swaichha Vyas and I am a writer but more importantly, I am also among one of you. First of all, I would like to congratulate all those students who have scored really well in the exams and have made their family proud and also to those who could not score that well.
I have also been through the same phase in my life in which you are today. It has only been a few years that I have completed my schooling, and I have very closely observed the declaration of 12th Class results, the stress, the anxiety and the pressure that you must've felt when you saw the result. You start chanting the names of God praying for better results while the high cut-offs of universities both nationally and internationally keep you haunting every night.
But hold on, and trust me these exam results do not decide your future at any point in life. Everyone has to face sorrow in their life at one point or the another. Life puzzles everybody, and most people don't find the way to overcome their grief and spend rest of the life in sadness, erasing any chance of the incoming happiness. But there are some who learn the art of converting their sorrow into happiness and make their life joyful. Remember that we all are unique and have our own personalities, all we need is to know our talents and grab the opportunities coming our way.
This year, a total of 11 lakh candidates appeared for Class XII CBSE exam, and it is so obvious that not all of them had scored above 90 percent, you might be among them, and this does not mean that you are of no use now and your numbers will ruin your life.
We always focus on the results of the toppers, but when you look at the ones who fell short, you will realise that you have not scored that bad. Don't blame yourself for not scoring well but accept yourself and believe me it is not the end yet; it's a new beginning that will open new doors for you.
Do not ever lose your self-confidence. If you find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remember how far you have come and this will always keep you motivated to work hard. I so firmly believe in this.
We all are worthy and unique and have our strengths. You have the potential to choose your career as an entrepreneur, singer, dancer, an actor, psychologist, a sports person and much more.
There are many famous personalities across the world who were not well in their academics, but even then they became so damn successful. This proves that marks do not define anything, they just let you know that you either need to work hard or change your field of interest and do what you like to do.
Friends, there have been many great thinkers across centuries, and some of them have done incredible things without ever having finished their studies and personalities like Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates spring the mind whenever we think of such examples. But one such influential mind has also been Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple. And you know what this guy created.
The God of Cricket, Sachin was only 16 years when he became India's Youngest Test Cricketer and had studied up to class 10. He is the inspiration to the young minds and is an excellent example of following those dreams.
You know one of the most critically acclaimed actors of the Bollywood industry, Aamir who found his talent early and studied up to class 12. He then followed his passion for acting.
These famous personalities prove that success is not just achieved through academic degrees, and we can all make our mark by following our dreams and passion.
I will now end up my letter wishing you all the luck for your bright future. Do not forget, "Almost every successful person begins with 2 beliefs- the future can be better and I have the power to make it happen."
With Best Wishes,