05 Jun Struggles and Challenges before Taking the Board Exam
1. Death of a loved one
Whether its one of your family members, a relative, a neighbor or a friend, nothing is more devastating than this. It affects your momentum, focus and concentration. Preparation and focus is key in taking any examination scenarios, but it would be disrespectful to ignore this event. Although easier said than done, you have to move on, do your best and offer this effort to your departedloved ones. I’m sure they will be proud even if they are just looking to you from up above.
2. Losing important items
I really don’t know why this happens to examinees but it has. One student lost his ipad or cellphone or mp3 player, dropped his laptop in a swimming pool and etc. These scenarios actually (personally experienced this and lost my nokia phone back in 2007) happen to students maybe because of too much excitement? Feelings of anxiety? Or too much confusion. Nonetheless, you have to remember not forget on the goal and keep in mind that you can easily replace these once you got your license. It’s a ticket to your endless opportunities.
3. For parents, having a sick baby or child
I worry for my children and they are the best thing that happened to me. They are your priority and taking care of another life is the most important thing in the world. The only thing I can suggest here is take a balance.
4. You’re family is poor, you’re the breadwinner and other money problems.
This is a very common concern. But my take is God will make a way! For determined, prayerful and positive individuals this is never a LONG TERM concern. Have experienced this first hand, I even looked for that 25 cents in the corners of our home just to buy a white rabbit candy and for me to move on that day, I consider my self lucky (other countries such as in Africa are experiencing worst).
There is nothing much to say here, this is not an excuse for you not to pass the board exams. We may have these challenges and say life is not fair, but it is not fair. As individuals we must rise upto the occasion! We are free to choose and have the power to define who we are. If you didn’t experienced these challenges then you’re lucky! To those who dealt with it andexperienced it first hand, claim it and succeed! These struggles will only get you motivated and stronger as long as you believe you can!
If you live long enough, you’ll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you’ll be a better person. It’s how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit. – William J. Clinton