Have you ever wondered what is it like to be successful in life? Everyone does I believe. But success doesn’t come so easy, you need to toil hard for it. You might often observe your friends being felicitated with trophies and medals for performing exceptionally in Quiz competitions, and your other friends too excelling in both academics and sports, which makes you wonder how do they manage everything.
You need not search Google or ask for simple tricks to become successful, the obvious ways to achieve success is sincerity and consistency that makes you achieve wonders. But just focusing on obtaining better grades would still not make you a successful student, fun is equally required to achieve success in life. You need to carefully observe those friends of yours who manage academics and sports simultaneously, you will observe that obtaining knowledge of their subjects was not enough for them, having fun played an equal role in their life in order to become a successful student. Here let me brief you with the few aspects where you need to focus on in order to achieve success in life:
1) Set Goals
The first and the foremost thing that you need to focus on, in order to be successful, is setting goals. Achieving expertise in various domains requires a separate set of plans. I remember how I desperately wanted to became the Captain of my house in school. Considering this as my main priority, I started to lay down various milestones. There are few things that you need to keep in mind, it includes your aim being specific, relevant, time-bound, and achievable. Unrealistic targets will lead you nowhere, instead, realistic ideas will help you stay motivated and remind you of the benefits you will be able to receive after you achieve the goal.
2) Have Passion towards your Goals
Why do you think William Shakespeare became a prominent celebrity or Shahrukh Khan became so famous? They are famous because they have a passion towards their work.
As a student, if you want to achieve success, be passionate towards your goals. You should know that Passion is the fuel that drives and inspires people towards their goals. You will often observe that passionate people always succeed in life overcoming all the hurdles they were required to face.
3) Work hard
“There is no shortcut to success, hard work is the only key”. Nothing can explain the importance of hard work better than this quote. I can proudly say that this was the quote that kept me going especially during my school days. If you are passionate about something and your goals are set, then the only thing you need to put forth is your hard work. And trust me if you are sincere hard work pays off.
I am sure as a student you want to excel in every front be it academic, sports or extra-curricular, clearly that is not easy to achieve, you need to have the zeal to excel, and if anyone tells you that hard work is NOT the key to success, they are clearly being ignorant of what it takes to be successful.
4) Stay focused and Push Yourself
I know how difficult it is to stay focused on to your goal especially along with end number of distractions around you. But staying focused should be your ultimate goal, rather than allowing distraction to get in the way and take you off course. If you want to excel, focus and success will come to you as a byproduct!
Apart from being focused, you also need to push yourself every single day to excel in every field. Push yourself to do better in class, in sports, in dance, in the quiz, in whatever you like. Get yourself out there! Keep pushing yourself little every day even when your doubts kick in.
As a student I clearly remember how Maths and I were total rebels. But in order to excel in the very field I rebelled from, I pushed myself to it. If I did it, I am sure you can also do it. So go on and push yourself out of your comfort zone and march towards success.
5) Lastly, get organised
I understand how as a student, there is so much going on in your life. You are required to study for exams, submit assignments, prepare presentations, and take dance classes and what not. If you want to be successful, and achieve a hassle free life, you need to get organised. I would love to share a few tips with you inspired from my life, how I organised myself while I was in school.
Firstly develop a routine for yourself like when you will do your homework; How much time you will spend on watching television; When you will go out to play; At what time you will wake up and sleep. In fact, keep a planner it will help you in better managing your things. Then, set a deadline for yourself and plan for each day in advance. And try to declutter and organize your study room once a week.
Vanya Kapil | Post Graduate | Content Writer | An Enthusiastic Reader and Good Listener |