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What next after SBI PO mains exam

“ If you are going to try, go all the way or else, don’t even bother trying” – Charles Bukowsky.

Dear students, as you look set to appear in this year’s upcoming IBPS PO examination after a nightmare of a surprise you all got in the SBI PO main exam, this quote from legendary thinker and writer Charles Bukowsky lays down a clear path in front of you. If you think, it has the answer to all the troubling thoughts you might have had over the past week.

What to do if your SBI PO mains exam did not go well?

Yes, it’s true that the changed pattern of the SBI PO mains exam was a sore sight for each one of you who appeared in the SBI PO mains exam with the determination to crack the toughest exam for banking sector in the country. But if you think about it, vacancies will still be filled by your fellow students who did not flinch and just decided to go with the flow. Using their clear headed approach, these few select students will not only be posted for their dream job, they will also make a statement which should serve as a motivation to you rather than a depressant.

We all know how fierce the competition is around us, and landing a job as an SBI PO is not a cakewalk. But those with un-shattering determination will still come out on top. If you are one of those who have not been able to score the desired marks to clear the cut-off, it’s not the end of the world.

Why a change of pattern?

SBI changed its pattern for this year’s SBI with the intention to select students who can not only beat the clock in the exam with the efficiency that the bank so desires, but also to find the students that do not lose heart at times of adversity. Because times of adversity breeds the real leaders and thus SBI has succeeded overwhelmingly in their idea of finding not just the fast calculators for their job, but leaders of tomorrow.

This in no way means that you don’t have a leader in you. All it means is that you were not ready for the challenge and thus when you sit down again in that room the next year; you should be prepared for anything that might be on your plate. It is often said that failure is the best teacher but failure only teaches you if you have the willingness to learn and move on.

On the other hand if you hang up your boots just because you were not at the expected levels on the day of reckoning, you have wasted your valuable time and money. Money can still be earned back but the clock is universal and will not give you back the minutes you have already consumed in order to fulfill your dreams. So here is what you should do to tackle all the disconcerting thoughts arising in your head currently and move on to win tomorrow.

How to stay motivated:

  • Keep faith in yourself: You are your best friend and your only companion. It is in human nature to demoralize oneself after every failure, it happens to me, to you, and to everybody around you, and mind you it is this thought that “you will never be enough” that keeps you from realizing your true potential. Stop blaming yourself for a lost opportunity; rather back yourself next time the door of opportunity opens.
  • Heroes are not only to admire but to learn from: We all have those individuals we idolize, it may be your parents, any of your acquaintance or people who have changed the world such as Mahatma Gandhi or Abraham Lincoln. You want to become like them and make a name for yourself, do something that leaves a lasting impression on people around you or the society at large. But in order to achieve those heights you have to cross those hurdles they crossed. You have to be willing to overcome whatever adversities come your way and if you do that, if you back yourself against all odds you certainly will emerge as a hero, not only in the eyes of people around you, but in your eyes as well.
  • Quitters will always be quitters: If Mahatma Gandhi would have done nothing when the South Africans didn’t treat him the way they treated each other, this planet would never have seen the rise of one of its greatest heroes, and may be it would have taken us longer to be free. You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself turn into a villain. The choice is always yours and you certainly have the capability to achieve whatever you desperately desire. The only difference between those who fulfill their dreams and those who see others fulfilling their dreams is the hunger to go on that ride one last time even after failing a thousand times. If you can pick yourself up and move on from failure only to try again, you will succeed.

Cheer up folks!

Yes, the SBI PO mains exam is over, and it indeed was a bitter pill to swallow for all you aspirants. If you succeed in making through the cut-off, well congratulations, you have just become part of one of the greatest organizations of this country. However, if you do not make it to the cut-offs the world hasn’t ended just yet, in fact the universe is waiting for you unleash your potential. This universe wants to help you achieve all your desires, but it can’t help you if you quit just yet. To sum up I would just like to quote Brian Herbert:

The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice.”

-Nishant Awasthi

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