India is a developing country. There is a lot of pressure on people to be successful in life, so they can pull the country ahead with them as well. When you live in a country with 1.2 billion people. The opportunities available to us are very limited. Thus, in India, you are taught at a very young age that if you want to get anywhere in life, you have to be competitive. You have to be the best of the best. But, the most important thing is that, you have to be better than Mr. Sharma’s son from down the lane.
Children are pressured continuously to get the top grade, to be in the top ten in the class. They are expected to follow decided career paths and succeed at being mediocre. The exceptional lot is looked down upon for being different and ill-treated out of sheer jealousy. Instead of using such cheap tactics, here is how you can be the best in your class.
Hard work is very important in life. This is especially true for studies. You have to be regular with all your course work and you have to study all your subjects. You can’t just focus on one subject. You have to give all your subjects equal focus. One has to study the same subjects from multiple books as well.
Studying hard is very important for school but, studying smart is more important. Sometimes takings shortcuts is a good thing. If you have questions which are more important than other questions, the smart way to study would be to cover and perfect those questions first and then move on to the others.
Practice makes perfect. This is especially true for math and science subjects. The more you practice, the better you would be and sometimes faster as well. It is also important to practice from different books. This gives you better exposure to the various type of problems that can be asked.
When studying a subject, one must always be curious. Curiosity helps us connect the subject with other subjects as well. This is the key to learning.
All work and no play makes you a dull boy, one must be able to focus on studies but, you need to exercise as well. Exercise increases the oxygen content in your brain making it fresher and sharper.
Learning a foreign language at a young age can be very beneficial for you. When you are young, you have the ability to actually learn new words faster.
Discipline is very important. Without discipline one cannot complete half the work that they set out to do. It is important to be organized and complete all the projects you take up. You must not leave them half way.
The most important qualities a man will have throughout his life develop when he is studying. This is a very important time for you and you should invest it in developing good habits.