Do your efforts sincerely, do not bother for resultsRamesh was in class XII in science stream. He was an average student and not very brilliant academically. He was worried about his educational career just like the other students of his age. His parents told him to try for the engineering entrance exam. He was not very sure whether he will be able to compete in that or not. Anyway, he decided to try for the same and started preparing accordingly. He got some model question papers and some help books and was putting sufficient time for his studies in hope of qualifying in the engineering entrance examination. When the notification for JEE came in the newspaper he also submitted his application for the same.
His class XII exams were over and now there was only one and a half month left for the JEE and he was trying very hard to study and do revisions of already learned things. He had not fared excellently even in the class XII exam and was not hopeful of scoring more than 75 or 80% in that.
Anyway, he was busy with his studies and finally, the scheduled date of the JEE arrived and he appeared in the exam. After the exam was over he found that though he fared all right still it was not up to the mark for getting selected for entering the engineering course. Soon the results were announced but Ramesh missed it by a small margin as he was almost at the boundary where the last student was taken for admission.
Ramesh was sad and told his parents that he was a useless boy and will be a failure in his life. His father simply patted him on his back and said, "Ramesh, listen, it's not the end of the world. You are a hard-working student and this is not the only career option you have. There are thousands of things which you can try in your life. You can go for B.Sc. or BBA or Diploma in Engineering or even pursue M.Sc. and PhD after graduation or we can start a business together as I am going to retire from my job in next 2 years. So do not be disheartened, life is very strange and mysterious, we do not know what good is there in store for us in the future. The main thing is one should make efforts sincerely which you have already done in this case. So just forget everything and prepare for your future endeavours.
Ramesh was highly motivated by it and was soon out of his sad mood.
This is my TOW entry for the contest - It's not the end of the world.