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Buddha once said, “Maturity means staying positive and motivated during difficult times”. Simple it may sound, but actually a herculean task. This quote finds prominence today as we go through instances that test your MQ ie, maturity quotient rather than your EQ or IQ.
As we all know, coronavirus pandemic has literally made life a standstill. Negativity is spurling around us. Everyone across the world feels stuck. Newspapers and channels are filled with death tolls, a shrinking economy, decreasing GDP growths, debates over post lockdown challenges and so on. Amidst all these negative reports some pieces of news are really optimistic. News about reduced pollution, reviving biodiversity etc. This means that even during this devastating period, life is still ecstatic if we wish for. This is the same psyche that leads us to success.
Some of the states including Haryana and West Bengal released circular regarding freezing of Govt. Jobs for one year due to the financial crisis. This has caused panic among students preparing for government jobs. Social media has turned to be the round table for discussions on expected vacancies, exam dates, cancellations of exam and whatever. Are you one among those who couldn’t figure out how to stay motivated to study in the current circumstances? Are you thinking about taking a break for a while and kickstart the preparation once the notification is released? Then, let’s remember a well-known story. Story of the racing competition between a rabbit and a tortoise.
The final victory in the race was for tortoise not because it was faster than the rabbit, but only because it was consistent than the rabbit. When the rabbit was confident in his efficiency and decided to rest, the tortoise was aware of his incapabilities and continued trying. And at last, his hard work pays off.
This means the victory is not for those who are brilliant or efficient, but for those who are consistent on their efforts. Same is the case with exam preparations. Govt.jobs are unlike academic exams where you can cover the entire syllabus in an overnight. They need constant practice and thorough analysis. To achieve your long term goals, you have to feel motivated and gear up with your studying.
1. Dream with Your Eyes Open
Have you ever dreamed of the affluence and prosperity you will be getting after achieving your goals?. If not, try once. Dreaming about success can boost up your energy and concentration and help you in working better towards the goal.
2. Take the Baby Step for Your Dream
If you are preparing for Government exams, make a clear plan of your studies including syllabus, portions to be covered within a time period. Follow this timetable regularly without fail. This will help you keep self-motivated and achieve success with much ease. Keep a track on your preparation by attempting mock tests regularly. Analyse mocks to identify your weak areas and work on it by practising more questions.
3. Challenge and beat yourself
Always make your preparation days count by challenging yourself. Try to stay active with preparation by challenging yourself. Try studying more than what you did yesterday. These small successes can improve your self-confidence and keep you on track. You can avail study materials for different competitive exams from Entri application.
4. Reward Yourself and Add Colours to Your Preparation
Have you managed to accomplish your small, bite-sized goals today? If yes, don’t hesitate to reward yourself with little pleasures. Like reading your favourite book or spending some quality time with your loved ones. These tips will refresh your mind and face the upcoming challenge with much spirit.
5. Say No to Negativity
Positivity works wonders in life. So it’s really important to stay positive while preparing for examinations. Distant yourself from people and instances that create negativity in you. As most of the preparation is now done online, there is a possibility that you come across such posts or articles. So please be cautious before paying attention to those.
6. Don’t Take Failures too Personally
Always remember this famous quote” Rome was not built in a day”.Yes, if you need something very worthy, you have to work persistently by facing and accepting your failures. Don’t get disheartened if you couldn’t clear one exam. Try to discover what went wrong and eliminate the same in the next attempt.
7. Stop Comparing
Have you ever thought of our Master Blaster Sachin sitting in an office and working on some files? What about A.R Rahman playing cricket for the team India? Can’t stop laughing, right?
Everyone is unique and possess different capabilities. What matters is discovering yours and working on it. So why you feel upset when you didn’t get the marks you expected and the one sitting beside you managed to clear the exam. Stop comparing and work hard for your goals.
Success never comes easily in life. It owes hard work and persistence. If you believe that you are not among those gifted candidates who manage to clear exams in a single stroke, then you are mistaken. They clear the exam not because of luck but with constant practice.
Practice always makes you perfect. Work on your loopholes by watching more video lectures, make your concept clear on each topic by attempting the mock test. Practising more mock tests will give you a clear idea about the exam pattern and the approach that has to be adopted in the exam centre.
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