Like everybody you must be thinking of being successful in life because success gives a lot of satisfaction and joy that become the basis of a happy life. But success is possible only when you love what you are doing. People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing. In other words, you ought to have conviction that the task you have undertaken is worth being carried out. It is possible only if you have self-confidence and the will to stick to your own decision. For this, you should have a positive approach to life and the faith that nothing bad can happen if you accomplish your duty in a dedicated way. You will have to keep all the negative thoughts at bay. It is your attitude which is going to pay dividends, so keep the right attitude. Your efforts will turn your dream into reality.
Always remember that being human implies having both positive and negative traits. Even the most accomplished scientists, artists, business leaders, politicians, players or writers are at first a bit apprehensive of success. But they do not let their apprehension get the better of them and act in a determined way to achieve their goal. Every task entails difficulties of one sort or another, but those difficulties diminish the moment you approach them with determination and courage. No task is impossible for you if you have the will and courage to do it. No battle would have been won, no scientific breakthrough would have been made, no business empire would have been possible, had earnest attempts not been made. Success, in fact, lies in mind. All the great men could achieve great things, because they were brave enough to fight odds. The great English writer, Sir Walter Scott has rightly said—“To the timid and hesitating everything is impossible because it seems so”. If you let yourself be carried away by thoughts of a setback or failure, even a minor problem appears insurmountable. Similarly, if you face your problems with courage and determination, you certainly overcome them.
Being a student and desirous of cracking a competitive exam of your choice in order to get the job you think to be suitable as a career, you must prepare properly. Your preparation must be based on your knowledge of every aspect of the examination i.e. the nature of questions, the number of questions, the level of questions, the marking pattern etc. The first and foremost thing is your decision to crack it at any cost. Your firm decision enables you to start acting in the right direction and becomes a motivating force. You start looking for the materials needed for preparation and study them in a regular and systematic order. If you feel that self-study is not sufficient, you take the help of your seniors and teachers or enrol in a coaching institute whatever suits you. You do everything to have adequate knowledge and understanding of the subject matter with the examination point of view. You must bear in mind that all the candidates with whom you are going to compete are your peers having more or less the same level of aptitude and you have to get an edge over them by practising more and more. With practice, your self-confidence grows exponentially. Practice makes you better and in the words of Oliver Cromwell—“He who stops being better stops being good.”
In order to transform your efforts into success-career you have to act consistently. Consistency is possible only when you accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative.
Wishing you a very positive attitude to ensure success,
Surendra Kumar Sachdeva