Are good marks co-related to success in life?

On 13 and 15 of July 2020 lakhs of students across the country who appeared for their respective X and XII board examination were longing and perturbed for their results. Months and months of their hard work and sleepless nights all amounted to this day. This day which supposedly marks the significance of their relevance and dictates their future. Will scoring average marks by the end of someone’s life and for those who failed will they never succeed in anything? Is it really that important to score good marks to go ahead?

Let’s take a look at it-

  • World has a lot of opportunities to present-No doubt getting good grades will put you in a good college which will finally land you in a good working environment. But that’s not the case in today’s modern time, learning has become so easy with the help of the internet, resources are available in abundance and there are plenty of avenues where you can build your career. People pursue creative artwork, build their own ventures and so much more. According to worklife.com, there has been a 48% increase in employment generation for non-academic individuals globally. In an interview, Elon Musk said that “ a college degree is not a requirement I see while hiring individuals”.
  • Billionaires have made it in life without college, don’t be too hard on yourself-Steve Jobs, Dhirubhai Ambani, Bill Gates, Richard Branson these are some of the most successful people out there and they never finished college. Alright, it’ll be fair to say that these people are exceptions. Not everyone can become highly successful, but we can take them as an inspiration and apply their values in our life to work hard and to be honest with whatever we do. Yes, earning a billion-dollar might be next to impossible, but to be motivated and to consistently put effort into learning and growing is highly possible.
  • Make good use of your time- As much you want to go back in time and change your result or wish that you would have put in more effort while preparing, that’s not happening. There is literally no point thinking about what could’ve been. But you have full control over your present to make your future great. Try to learn as much as possible, don’t be afraid of failure. Aristotle once said “failure is something we can avoid easily by saying nothing, doing nothing and by being nothing.” So get up and just go do something, don’t be scared.
  •  Enjoy whatever you do- Lifehack.com presented that more than 54% of students who were really good academically in school or in college, either failed to cope up with stress in a real work environment or suffer from intense levels of stress. This clearly indicates that it is very important to actually enjoy something in order to do it on a repeated basis. Hence try hard to find your own passion and once you do enjoy every moment of it.
  • Success is not really learned in classrooms-According to the Swedish psychiatrist association, students mostly develop their brains from activities which either validate them or discourage them which often takes place outside classes. It has also been seen in an experiment conducted by a UK-based Clinical psychiatrist where it was found that students who perform poorly in their academics tend to be firm-minded and possess the ability to handle pressure and difficulties really well.