this world is just a loan and we die alone.
I've just had my Decision 2 progress test result today, make that yesterday actually. And enough said, my results weren't that good and weren't that bad. Still, it was not good enough for me! Considering the fact that I want to do all my exams in January, I need to, as my teacher says it, "stay on top of the course" and get the top end grades in every subjects' tests. So, I asked sir if I could do a retake test.
I know I didn't do that well in the test because I didn't revise - and to be fairly honest - I expected a grade far worse than what I had. I assumed it'll be easy and sadly, I was proved wrong. Still, life is to move forwards, not backwards - which is why I asked sir if I could do the retake test (with the hope that I'll prepare myself for it this time).
Anyone would know how painful it is to just not get the grade you want, and yes, we can always have a second try - so long as we're still alive at the time to do so. And then, it finally hit me! The difference between life and school tests - there is NO second try! Once you're gone, that's it, you're finished - GONE! Your fate in the Hereafter may have already been sealed - unless of course if you have left some good things that others can benefit from before you're gone. Amazing - a disappointment in test just taught me an important lesson in life. Subbahanallah, Alhamdulillah. :)
I think the good thing about me - I learn from my mistakes as well as others. But, when it comes to tests, I usually need to see a bad grade for myself first before I will really work hard. The thought of life having no second try was dreadful to me. If I'm the type that likes to 'learn' from failure, how can I succeed the second time around if there's not going to be a second try? So, from today onwards I want to be as patient as I can be and just fill my days up with deeds that can help me in the Hereafter, InysaAllah~ Care to join?
Pray for me :)