Courage, dear heart!
When you try your best but you don’t succeed
when you get what you want but not what you need
when you feel so tired but you can’t sleep
Stuck in reverse
When the tears come streaming down your face
when you lose something you can’t replace
could it be worse?
This goes out to the many who got so close to their dream but had to move a step back, now. This goes out to the many who did hear their dream breaking. This goes out to the many who are trying to put up a brave front but from inside a little has shattered!
To all those people, intelligent and hard-working, brave and determined, “your journey might have had met a comma, but it did not collide into a full stop, it’s not the end!”
Some of you might be going through inner turmoil, doubting your efforts, your dedication and even your fate! While some others might have had got crushed! And some others have put a guard so strong, that unfazed they would’ve dusted their back and got up to start again!
In whichever state you might be in, just remember this, “You are not your successes and failures”.
No doubt this might be a hard time for you. Feel free to dwell into your sorrow. But, make sure that once you are done with it, you will only work out your future action plan. It is only when you will take the charge again, things will change.
Once your emotions have found their outlet, your rationality should step in. Try to evaluate and reflect all that went wrong in this attempt, the areas that require improvement and then start plugging these loopholes. Trust me; you are heroic enough to muster strength to embark this journey again, because if you wouldn’t have been you wouldn’t have started it at the first place.
And if your spirits have fallen very low, that you do not see this journey worth taking anymore, then also you must carry the brave heart in yourself which made you stick for so long in this arduous preparation. Give yourself a pat on back for having tried at least. And then, prepare your strategy yet again, but this time for venturing into a new avenue! With the amount of persistence and dedication that you’ve acquired over the years of preparation, you will shine!
This is the time for you to learn a lesson from the experiences of your fellow aspirants that “it is going to be tough”. If you think that it is going to be as simple as you think, then you might want to revaluate your estimations. Your estimations will determine your seriousness towards this examination and your seriousness will in turn determine how solid your preparation will be.
So, take cues from this and amp up your preparation, because even a single mark can make a world of difference in your results, which you already would have seen, post these results!
This preparation is a learning road for every aspirant who decides to set foot on it. No matter whether you reach at the end of the road or meet a dead end, at least it will always be yours! For those, who have met the dead end and now they plan on to take another road, my best wishes to you!
And those, who want to take a huge leap above the hurdles and still keep going, these words are for you:
High up above or down below
When you’re too in love to let it go
If you never try you’ll never know
Just what you’re worth
Lights will guide you home
and ignite your bones!
Have faith in yourself and go for your dream one more time! Because, koshish karne walon ki kabhi haar nahi hoti J!
P.S. This is not at all a consolation post. People who tried but couldn’t make it, Sirs and Ma’ams you deserve every inch of respect, I believe so.