Best ways to motivate yourself after exam failure
Exams are the arch-nemeses of students since the beginning of time. Question papers often strike a fear in every student’s heart one way or another due to various reasons; be it feeling unprepared or being reminded of past failures. It is up to you to learn how to recover from failures and feelings of insecurity, and its essential to do so as soon as possible.
So, here are things that students can do to stay motivated and maintain hope for future examinations.
#1: Treat failure as a stepping stone; not an obstacle
“Failure is the first step to success” is such a cliché quote that most people have started to ignore. Nevertheless, this statement is absolutely true and if it is taken seriously, it will help anyone to have a new outlook on life. Failure will help to open a new path to success but it is up to you to find that path and walk it. These quotes is not meant to paint a rosy picture of life for you, and it’s important to remember that an immense amount of effort is required for you to overcome failure. If you have fallen short of your aim for a certain exam, do not give up. Analyse the questions that you had gotten wrong in the exam and redo them so that you can fully understand your mistakes. This process should not only be done for exams but also for quizzes, homework, classwork, etc. Doing this consistently will help increase your chances for achieving success.
#2: Don’t get emotional
Many students make the mistake of treating the failure like as if it signifies the end-of-the-world for them. Over exaggerate your failure and over-thinking what has happened will not bring you anywhere. A failure in an exam does not dictate the outcomes of your future exams. You need to understand that the failure in an exam is mutually exclusive to your performance of future exams. Nothing is permanent and things will change if you have put in the effort and dedication. Be less emotional and take practical steps to change the situation!
#3: Take the necessary actions to improve
Identifying your weaknesses is not enough. Necessary actions still need to be taken to convert the weaknesses into strengths. In the case of exams, it is necessary to both identify your weakest subject and take the necessary actions to understand it more. There are a few ways this can be done.
Firstly, you should not be afraid to arrange consultations with school teachers for subjects that you are weak in. Your teachers know you well and it will be very beneficial if you could put in the effort to meet them to clarify your doubts.
Secondly, you can seek help from your tutors. Sometimes it is necessary to have a teacher to help you outside of school hours and this can be easily achieved by signing up for tuition classes. Some students think that they are wasting money by signing up for tuition classes but it is in fact a good investment. For the sake of convenience, you could also sign up for online tutoring or even home tutoring. This will help make learning more efficient, by reducing travel time to tuition centres.
Finally, you can learn from videos online such as on platforms like YouTube. Educational videos are generally very effective in helping students understand their target topic.
Be it for exams or for any task in life, it is necessary to use our failed attempts as a stepping stone to success. You need to calm down and analyse your mistakes instead of worrying about our failure or about what others might think about your failure. Take the appropriate actions to learn from your mistakes effectively as identifying them is insufficient. As long as these steps are carries out consistently, you will walk the path of success eventually; it’s only a matter of time.
Author Bio – Robert Wilson was born and raised in Malaysia. He is working as a tutor and a part-time blogger for ChampionTutor- The Best Online Tutoring Services Provider in Malaysia. He’s hardworking, competent and trustworthy. His role within the company is to manage a team of Best Tutors. In his spare time, he loves to read, write and watch movies.