Bad marks don’t necessarily decide your future but your hard work and talent definitely do. Despite what few people tell you about the significance of good grades, you need to understand that the numbers on a sheet of paper don’t always define who you are.
However, just in case you don’t believe me, have a look at IAS officer Nitin Sangwan’s inspirational story. Even though he barely passed his Chemistry exam during his 12th boards, he didn’t let that become a deterrent for his dreams. He worked harder to achieve his goals and finally became an IAS officer.
Sharing his mark sheet on social media, he said that life is much more than board results. He even mentioned how results should be an opportunity for introspection & not for criticism.
In my 12th exams, I got 24 marks in Chemistry – just 1 mark above passing marks. But that didn't decide what I wanted from my life
Don't bog down kids with burden of marks
Life is much more than board results
Let results be an opportunity for introspection & not for criticism pic.twitter.com/wPNoh9A616
— Nitin Sangwan, IAS (@nitinsangwan) July 13, 2020
Many people, who hadn’t scored good marks either, shared their success stories as well:
English did same for me. Still struggling 😉
— Parveen Kaswan, IFS (@ParveenKaswan) July 14, 2020
My friend and hostel roommate had scored 35/100 (just pass) in Maths in 3rd semester of engg. He cracked the campus selection the next year, on the very same day the re-test for 3rd sem Maths was being held.
Now he works for Apple in USA. Marks do not reflect reality always 🤟🏽😎
— 🇮🇳 Bourbon 🇮🇳 (@bubun_s) July 14, 2020
Very well said Sir.. I got 65% in 12th and 51% in https://t.co/sZxuQinVxR and today I take interview of candidates who scored 90+ percent. Certainly your marks can never decide your future. If you are hars working and talented then you’ll find your way.
— Vivek Singh (@vivek_Dell) July 14, 2020
Amongst all subjects I got the lowest in Chemistry. 63%. Despite the fact that I could have gotten into Pilani or Annamalai Univ in those days I decided to pursue chemistry as a challenge. I am a PhD from IIT M now and an entrepreneur in a scientific field.
— Sankara Subramanian (@rsankaras) July 14, 2020
Agree. I had 13 marks in Maths in Class 10, not even passing marks!!! This hasn't stopped me from becoming what I am today. Life is a different calculation all together, 13 in Maths has no value today.
— vineeta pandey (@p_vineeta) July 14, 2020
I failed to make entry in U-GAT but never bowed and tried in https://t.co/LV1bHVTA63(Hons) and Alhamdulihah i successfully cracked that entrance.
— Talib طالب (@salfie_talib) July 14, 2020
Several others agreed with the IAS officer and thanked him for the encouragement:
Yesterday itself only i was upset with my child thanks for your factuals which will help me to encourage my child you have proved where there is a will there is a way.
— MOHAMMAD NULWALLA (@mohammadnulwala) July 14, 2020
That takes real guts to show how u have fared in a subject. Yes, marks u secure and what u become in life are entirely different
— Niharika Sahoo (@niharikasahoo) July 14, 2020
Well said. Always encourage the students without pressuring them to high levels of stress. As Einstein quoted “Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” pic.twitter.com/BUbru8OeP4
— viren patel (@shaakbhaji) July 14, 2020
We must focus on the unique qualities of every individual kid . These days childen are facing lot of issues related to mental health specially .
I think if we teach them how to handle stress during their childhood then only they will excel in their life.
— TarangYogaAshram (@TarangYoga) July 14, 2020
Thank you for this much needed encouragement to students Sir. So true
— Meghna Girish (@megirish2001) July 14, 2020
Way ahead It's not the figures that matters . Marks are only a signpost along your journey through education. Goal is to gain knowledge , not marks!Our Education System Is Only Focused On Exams. Knowledge Is Not A Priority and it's high time to focus that knowledge matters!!
— Aprajita Kumari (@aprajita_sa) July 14, 2020
Absolutely right sir, Nowadays many parents force their children's to score good marks in board. Marks doesn't decide our future. There are many examples in our society like you , who acheive their goals with knowledge and dedication towards our gaol.
— Abhinay Yadav (@abhinay7060) July 14, 2020
Completely agree Nitin.
Low Marks in a exam, can be a bad day, year or so on but cannot decide your future.
It is when you yourself bow down, you get defeated.
Cheers! to all those who have failed but had the courage to bounce back.
— Jayesh Kumar Gohil (@JayeshKumarGoh1) July 14, 2020
Nothing can stop us from achieving our dreams if we are willing to work hard for it. What do you think? Tell us!