That point in the summer is upon us when teenagers across the country begin biting their nails and frantically filling Facebook with messages like “OMG! Two days to go! I’m sure I have failed History!” Yes, its exam results time. Anxious sixteen and eighteen year olds, and their families, are about to learn their fate, with sixth form direction and university places – and to some extent their future career prospects – depending on exam results CISM exam .
A measure of gratitude will add a healthy sense of perspective. This may cause a few furrowed brows, as one would on the face of it, only be grateful after exam results are announced and then only if they get the grades they liked. But anyone living a happy and fulfilled life is probably able to do this because of the sense of gratitude running through them.
Albeit, someone about to receive their exam results is at a key juncture in their life, but an appreciation of all of the things they have going for them, regardless of what their exam results are, is empowering and constructive. A sense of perspective that life does not come to an end if one doesn’t see the desired letters on exam results day, and the worst that can happen doesn’t involve the world coming to an end. Disappointment is inevitable, but too long spent wallowing in despair is obviously not constructive – a list of alternatives and a sense of gratitude for all the good things in life is far more empowering.
Gratitude could be for one’s health, well-being, food, shelter, the privilege of living in one of the top countries in the world and then for all the people, places and technologies to which we have access. A moment taken to reflect on your life and look down the mountain at all the progress you have made towards the summit helps add a sense of perspective at the fraught exam results time.
Positive thinking always helps, and is related to and stimulating by a sense of gratitude. We cannot control events that have already happened, with exam results on their way, but what we can control is how we look at them and the mindset with which we view the situation. Like tends to attract like in life, so choosing to be positive and optimistic encourages more positive things to flow to us at exam results time.
What would you rather be on – a downward spiral or an upward one? We can influence what we experience next and to a greater extent how we feel about it. Decide to adopt a positive mindset and good things are more likely to come. You are also likely to appreciate more of the good things you already have, regardless of exam results.