It is exam time for students all over India. January is about to end and in just one month they will be sitting in their board exams. As soon as the boards end there will be a slew of other exams- engineering entrance exams. So, the students are in preparation mode all this while trying hard to maximise their potential so that they commit lesser mistakes and score more marks.
One vital thing that you require the most in such times is motivation. No one can understand it better than the one who does not get it at such times. Preparing for exams can be a quite tough task. One needs constant doses of positive reinforcements to maintain the pace and momentum of studies. Therefore, it is advised to stay away from demotivators.
Well, the demotivators are people around you who are quite adept at making you lose confidence and faith in your capabilities. They can be your
• Teachers: You must have come across them. They do not miss any chance of pointing out your shortcomings or weak points. They have their own favourite set of students and they don’t want to look beyond them. If at all, you perform well and grab their attention they will dismiss it as fluke.
• Friends: Well, all of us have friends and friends are one of the best gifts of life. But there is a certain coterie among them which thinks of itself as belonging to an elite intellectual class. They are the wizards who never get any answer wrong . Therefore, they consider it their bounden duty to ridicule anyone who doesn’t get answer to a simple question. This can be quite despairing.
• Neighbours: All of us remember the Onida TV ad. The punch line “neighbour’s envy, owner’s pride” is still fresh in our memories. Now a days, children clearing entrances is also no less than owning a Onida TV set. In such cases, neighbours leave no chance to pour in advices that are more like barbs. Sample this: “oh! Your son must try for the state entrance. He will definitely get through. IIT-JEE is really tough, why waste time in it. ” Sounds familiar, isn’t it? It is. Though it does not affect you directly, somewhere it does pinch and irritate. Result: wastage of valuable energy and time.
• Relatives: Some relatives just like neighbours keep on doling out freebies (suggestions, advices) and enquiring about the mock test scores for performance appraisals. Passing judgements is their favourite hobby but unfortunately, the judgements are never bias free and can pour cold water over your efforts.
Therefore, stay away from such people. You can’t afford their verbal googlies at this crucial juncture of life.