I just read your e-mail. When I read, “during the exam I was so confident and I was not under a huge pressure” I threw my hands up in celebration! YES! Now that puts the biggest smile on my face!
In all reality my goal is not about people passing the exam. My goal is to foster confidence to decrease exam anxiety.
It is my belief that when people are confident they can perform to the best of their ability. That is why I created the Secrets to Success MasterMind with the focus on Mastering Your Psychology.
I am so very thrilled that I am touched to tears. Thank you. Thank you for writing and letting me know that you indeed felt confident, and in turn felt less stress. I am so very pleased that you finished all part on time, and you had enough time…when you were writing the report. (In 2013 when this was written, more time was given during the Writing task.)
Furthermore I appreciate your comment that my “method along with ongoing practice can make a miracle.” In doing so you honoured the partnership acknowledging yourself in the process. So many people thank me for all my work, and neglect to acknowledge all the work they themselves have done. It pleases me that this partnership was honoured for what it was.
A teacher is only as good as the student; a student is only as good as the teacher.
I hope that you celebrated, even before the results come in. It is important to celebrate all you have done, and to acknowledge that you have done the very best of your ability. Celebrating your journey of learning and discovery is important, regardless of outcome.
My daughter shared with me a video entitled “I will not Let my Exam Marks Decide my Fate” and follow up to “Why I love Education but Hate School”. Every day I meet people who build their identity on exam scores. Every day I meet people who feel like a failure when the get a score below what is required by the provincial colleges of nursing. Every day I meet people who underestimate the value of the learning process: their education. Every day I work to build each and every individual up to remember who they are, where they have come from, and how brilliant and capable they are.
So, R, please celebrate while you remember who you are, what you have done, how far you have come, and how brilliant you really are. In doing so you will allow the light within to shine more brilliantly, with greater strength, allowing greater longevity.
I can not wait to celebrate with you! I am going to miss you, so please, no matter which direction the wind takes you, always stay in touch.