Ways To Win At Life (Other Than Exams)

My guess is either you're one of many who got their exams results earlier today or you're part of the nail-biting majority, anxiously waiting to hear back on those all important dreaded numbers. Your future depends on it, right?

But what happens when you get them back and they're not QUITE as rosy as you'd hoped, your 'rents faces aren't as cheery and you're not planning a move to Oxford or Cambridge. Well don't sweat it my friend, it's never too late.

I mean SURE you may not know how to multiply the angles of an Isosceles triangle but does that mean you haven't got girl boss status? Absolutely effin' not. Despite what your teachers have been drumming into your head this whole time, there are more ways to win in life than exams (...and turns out they're much more fun!).

1. Book a gap year/go travelling 

The only thing you can buy that makes you richer. Forget the idea of an instant grad job and prep your bank for memories and a whole head of wiseness.

2. Internship 

They say experience sits above anything else , and chances are they're damn right. Show off your winning personality by taking on a new role, and squeeze every inch out of it that you can. Besiiides, it's almost impossible to figure out what you want to become without trialling it first.

3. Volunteer for a charity 

The world can wait to find out the equation of X, but there are plenty of other happenings out there in which you can get involved and make a difference. Do some good, show off your skills and top up your good karma bank.  

4. Learn something new 

Whether it's a new language, sport or dance routine, broaden your horizon even more with a new life skill. Chances are 9 times out of 10 it will always come in useful (party trick or not).

5. Start again 

Ever get the feeling you're on the wrong path? It's never too late to go back to the beginning and choose a different route. Just remember, at the age of 23, Tina Fey worked at the YMCA  - the same age Oprah got fired from her first reporting job. In other words, it's never too late to adopt a new dream.