PSLE Results – an afterthought

The PSLE results have finally been released.

Congratulations to those who have done well and to those who have fallen short, don’t be disheartened. You have merely yet to shine. Remember, every situation can present itself as an obstacle or an opportunity. You must never stop believing in yourself.

Many years ago, a boy took his PSLE and was greatly anticipated to earn himself a place in one of the top schools.  Not only did he fail to secure a place in the coveted schools, he was unceremoniously posted to one of the neighbourhood schools (in the past, you had to choose your schools first before the results were released).  Yet, he did not stop believing he could soar to greater heights.  As he was one of the better students in the non-elite school he was posted to, he excelled both in his studies and in sports.  He became a Head Prefect and a Basketball team Captain.  He was always eager to help his straggling peers and was well-liked by friends and teachers alike.  He thrived in the environment; something which probably might not have happened in an elite school.  He eventually fared handsomely at the GCE O-levels with straight As for all his subjects. He got into a top junior college and aced his GCE A levels; winning a university scholarship.  The rest is history… The boy is none other than my beloved brother.

My brother was not crushed when faced with a disappointing result initially.  Instead, he embraced it positively and believed that he could still make a difference.

Before I conclude, I would like to leave you with a famous quote from Forrest Gump

Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”

Never stop believing, really…