You may be thinking, ‘What kind of question is that? Of course I want to do well. Who doesn’t?’
Most of us want to do well, but we do not go beyond just wanting. We want to hang out with our friends, spend time on Facebook, watch television, listen to music, play computer games, do a million other things and do a little bit of studying on the side. If we do well in the exam, that’s great. If we don’t, what can be done? We have to enjoy life, don’t we?
But good students are different. To them, studying is the first priority. They do whatever they need to do, and give up whatever they need to, to ensure they are on top of their studies. If you really want to do well, you too need to be ready to give up some small things. In particular, be careful about these time eaters.
The Tricky World of Friends:
In student life, our friends have a lot of influence on us. For some of us, they are the number one influence. It is natural to be influenced by the people we spend most time with. If your friends are active, energetic, goal oriented nice people, and then chances are that you will be too. But if they are bad mannered, lazy or aimless, or if they are drug addicts or thugs, then they may distract you from your goals.
The truth is being friendly and being friends are not the same. You can be friendly with all your classmates, but you should choose your friends carefully. Keep these things in mind while making friends:
- Choose your friends carefully. Be friends with only those who share your goals, values and ideals.
- Keep your word. Protect people’s privacy and possessions.
- Be helpful and cooperative without expecting anything in return.
- Be proactive. Don’t make a decision, especially a decision to cut off relations with someone, based on what someone else says.
- Make friends with only intelligent and good people. Tactfully avoid those who might be harmful for you.
- Don’t jeopardize your own success in trying to help others. You will be able to help others more when you are successful.
- If you spend a lot of time fighting or arguing with a friend then either start spending less time with him or try not to have so many arguments. A lot of arguments can destroy your mental peace.
Mobiles are a part of our life these days. But do you use your cell phone when it is necessary? Or are you one of those people who are chatting on their cell phones late into the night? Too much use of cell phone can decrease your concentration level. So, try to use your cell phone only when it is really necessary. Don’t reply a missed call unless it is someone senior. Because if someone really needs you, then s/he will can you again.
The Idiot box:
- Television is also known as the `Idiot Box. Because, watching too much television can turn you into an idiot. Don’t believe us? Scientists have found that:
- The more TV a toddler watches, the higher the likelihood they will do badly at school and have poor health at the age of 10.
- Those who watch more than two hours of TV, and particularly those who watch more than three hours of television per day during childhood have 40% more chance of having attention problems in adolescence.
- Too much time spent in front of the television reduces likelihood of graduating from university.
- Young children who spend more than two hours a day watching TV double their risk of developing asthma.
- Those who watch a lot of television have a greater likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s.
- Toddlers who watch more than two hours of television a day are more likely to be overweight at ages 3 and 4-and-a-half .
- Each additional hour of TV watched each day by kids results in an extra 167 calories consumed, often from sugary drinks, fast food and candy featured in commercials.
- Exciting scenes of TV can cause an increase in your blood pressure level and can also stimulate secretion of stress hormone. This condition can last for at least 45 minutes.
So control the amount of time you spend in front of the television. And don’t just use the television as a source of entertainment; also use it as a source of information.
Monkey hunters in India use a unique technique to catch monkeys. They use a box with an opening at the top, big enough for the monkey to slide its hand into. Inside the box are nuts. The monkey grabs the nuts and its hand becomes a fist. The monkey then tries to get its hand out. But the opening is big enough for the hand to slide into, but too small for the fist to come out of. Now the monkey has a choice, either to let go of the nuts and be free or hang on to the nuts and get caught. Guess what he picks every time? He hangs on to the nuts and gets caught.
Don’t hang on to the small things. Life will reward you.
article source: Quantum Method
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