AS YOU PREPARE FOR EXAMS: YOUR LIFE WORTH IS BEYOND YOUR CLASS WORTH, TAKE RESPONSIBILITIES FOR YOUR ACTIONS BY MASTERPIECE DAVID OLAWADE

AS YOU PREPARE FOR EXAMS: YOUR LIFE WORTH IS BEYOND YOUR CLASS WORTH, TAKE RESPONSIBILITIES FOR YOUR ACTIONS BY MASTERPIECE DAVID OLAWADE

AS YOU PREPARE FOR EXAMS: YOUR LIFE WORTH IS BEYOND YOUR CLASS WORTH, TAKE RESPONSIBILITIES FOR YOUR ACTIONS BY MASTERPIECE DAVID OLAWADE

I have spent over 20 years of my life in my quest of being educated from Crèche to post graduate degree. Sometimes I considered how wonderful it would have been if I took cognisance of my purpose and gave more attention to it at every level of my educational advancement in doing a specialization that interests me more.

I’m not against progressing in academic pursuit and I believe anyone who is illiterate and desires to be educated can still become a PhD holder at age 45 if he starts crèche at age 20.

Often time, after exams I hear students say; “they gave me a particular grade” if they performed less than expected and “I have a particular grade” when they performed as expected. Take responsibility for every grade and you can start the field of interest you desire instead of also saying “you were given a course to study”. No one is given a course to study in the university, we were all offered and we could have rejected to consider what we desired.

I’m also bewildered when I discovered that many get unsatisfied with their grades not because they didn’t do well but because their friends did better than them.

Remember, your interests, preparations, motivations and I.Q as far as academics is concerned are different. There are quite a number of things you can do that your colleagues can’t do, show them this expertise of yours that you are better in too.

Everyone has his or her domain and area of interest. Remember, a Lion can’t compete with a Fish in water though it is the king of all animals. An eagle can run faster than a chicken on land though it is the strongest of all birds even with its vision potency.

Let me leave you with the letter of a Singapore principal to parents for an exam that got me thinking all night. I wished every parent could have a copy of it, it would have saved many from struggling in the class room and get fulfilled in the place of purpose.

Take a moment to read the letter below;

“The exams of your child are to start soon. I know you are all really anxious for your child to do well.

But, please do remember, amongst the students who will be sitting for the exams, there is an artist, who doesn’t need to understand Maths.

There is an entrepreneur, who doesn’t care about History or English literature.
There is a musician, whose Chemistry marks won’t matter.
There’s an athlete, whose physical fitness is more important than Physics.

If your child does get top marks, that’s great! But if he or she doesn’t, please don’t take away their self-confidence and dignity from them.

Tell them it’s OK, it’s just an exam. They are cut out for much bigger things in life. Tell them, no matter what they score, you love them and will not judge them.

Please do this, and when you do, watch your children conquer the world. One exam or low mark won’t take away, their dreams and talent. And please, do not think that doctors and engineers are the only happy people in the world.”

I’m David Olawade, preparing to write M.P.H (Masters in Public Health) exams but I have been writing another M.P.H (Masterpiece Publishing House) exams over the years with my daily broadcasts and articles. One of the M.P.H gets me worried while the other excites me, I know deep within me the one that interests me and needs more attention.

To that colleague, who is frustrated due to past failures or poor performances in academic engagements, be calm. What is more important is the consciousness of seeing yourself succeeding in doing what your purpose would have you do.

Put yourself together and engage your passion like never before. Your life worth is beyond your class worth. Your true grade is your purpose grade not your academic grade. If you have the capacity to also do well in the class, don’t be lazy neither should you be irresponsibility to the demands.

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