I am sure there are times when you get distracted and even disheartened. But, that’s natural and completely Ok. It happens with all of us. Take up a hobby, talk to your parents, watch a movie with cousin(s) or read these 10 inspirational quotes.
“Every accomplishment starts with a decision to try” by Gail Devers
Do you have a goal? Have you ever done anything to achieve it? The door for opportunity opens up once you try. There is a possibility that you might fail but this thought should not stop you, encourage yourself to give in your best on your very first try. For instance, if you aspire to be an IAS, give it a chance; a chance to succeed. Remember! Your intention will fuel your action. If you want to reach there you have to start from the scratch.
“The expert in anything was once a beginner” by Helen Hayes. Looking at others achievements and getting discouraged by thinking that it is out of your reach is not going to help. Remember that they were also a beginner once; they were also at your level at some point of time. If they figured out, it is certainly possible for you too. For instance, getting discouraged seeing your friend qualifying CAT entrance in 1st attempt because of her proficiency in English and Math won’t do anything. Rather, figure out how has she worked that she is so good in English and Math and start practicing that formulae.
“There is no substitute for hard work” by Thomas Edison. It is true that intelligent and talented ones possess natural skill or ability. However, you should never underestimate the importance of hard work. Hard work is the stepping stone to success, there is no substitute to it. For example, if you have a CLAT entrance exam and you know you are weak in legal aptitude section, then work hard and put enough efforts to get the results. Hard work paves way for self-development, self-discipline, and self- motivation resulting in the desired result.
“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader” by Margaret Fuller. A book leaves you with many experiences. Reading, if turned into a habit is one such thing that can change your life. Read 10 ways to develop reading habit. Books are the most patient teacher, wisest and accessible counselor and the most constant and quietest of friends. Reading is the best exercise of mind, words that we come across while reading improves our vocabulary. For instance, after clearing written test for MBA you have group discussion or interview, using good vocabulary leaves a lasting impression on the judging panel and other candidates. So, Read! You will absorb it.
“Zeal without knowledge is a fire without light” by Thomas Henry Huxley. Being eager and passionate to fight for something that you believe in is like a strong magnet. You need to supplement it with the required effort. For example, you are aware that there are five sections in CLAT exam viz. English, GK, Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning. You are definitely not going to qualify the exam as you did not make efforts to search the type and pattern of questions asked in the exam. The sections might be the same but the types of question asked in different competitive exams are different.
“You always pass failure on the way to success” by Mickey Ronney. Failure is always a component of success. Every time you seek success, at another level you have to pass over a failure. Like they say, hope for the best, but prepare for the worst. The scars of failure are always deep but the experience will tell you what you have learned from those failures. If you dare to fail greatly, you will surely achieve greatly.
“Never do tomorrow what you can do today, Procrastination is the thief of success”. If anything needs to be done one day or another, why postpone it. Like for example, you have your test two months later, every time you sit for study, the first thing that comes to your mind is that you have full two months, lot of time is left to prepare, will study from tomorrow. This procrastination might turn your success into failure. Stop doing this and start your test preparation early.
“Opportunities don’t happen you create them” by Chriss Grosser. It is seen that many of us wait for that great opportunity that will bring success and happiness that we are searching for. This quote advises you not to wait for opportunities and miracles to happen because their search will continue to elude them, instead create opportunities and make the most of those opportunities. Seeing the opportunity and recognizing them requires a change of your mindset. Opportunities are all around you, it is up to you how you make use of it and build it into a success you are seeking for. For instance, you have to prepare for an MBA exam; it is you who will decide out of the available options namely, online classes, coaching classes, and self-study.
“Wanting to be someone else is a waste of person you are” by Marylin Munroe. Falling into the trap of comparing yourself to others is far easy. We all are unique and we all have something special to offer to this world. You can be the best YOU if you work hard. Do not be a step behind, seeing others achieving great success from their deeds and following their footsteps. Blaze your own trail and always try to be a step ahead. For instance, your friend is opting for science stream after 10th as she is good in it doesn’t mean that you also choose the same even after knowing that you are good in computers.
“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful” by Joshua J Marine. Life without challenges ceases your growth. If you run away from challenges you will never know what are your strengths, abilities, and weaknesses. There is nothing that you cannot handle so work to embrace whatever life throws on your way. See the challenges of life as an opportunity to learn rather than fearing, there is nothing that you cannot triumph over.
Be creative, be happy and let those times pass by. Your life might seem to be full of questions, grades, pressure and test but still, dream and work for your dream.