Patience

Do we have it enough?

It’s debatable if we open it to prove whether being patient is good at all times.

In Telugu, it’s written like this:

“తన కోపమె తన శతృవు తన శాంతమె తనకు రక్ష దయ చుట్టంబౌ”

“Anger is one’s enemy,

Peace is one’s protection,

Kindness is one’s relative.”

To not to bring upon the enemy from within, or around, it requires a greater degree of self-awareness, understanding of one’s nature and self-control.

Simply put, be patient. Keep calm and cool. Carry-on your activities with less expectations to receive and more to offer.

Have patience for people to grow. Each one is different and takes their own time.

Finally, forgive. It’s therapeutic.

How to create a successful student life, pass difficult subjects, etc?

Yes, you can create it.

Thanks God! I passed my exams, and you can too.

Discover yourself! Answer these questions after some thought.

  1. What is your role as a student?
  2. Why do exams exist?
  3. What are the advantages of clearing exams?
  4. Are you willing to let go any of the advantages? Which advantage would you want to forgo?
  5. Achievement or entertainment?

Direct yourself!

  1. How many subjects/backlogs do you have?
  2. If you take the test right now, how many of them can you clear for sure?
  3. Do you know someone (a friend or a teacher) who can help you with the subjects you have difficulty with?
  4. Can you ask for their help?
  5. What are the chapters? Headings? Sub-headings? Summary?
  6. Can you answer question 5 all by yourself or with the help of a guide? Do that.
  7. What are the important topics in that subject? How many important questions in each chapter?
  8. How many model problems or examples do you have for each chapter? Have you solved them yet? If not, do it now.
  9. Can you test yourself in solving examples?
  10. Have a schedule and follow it. Do you know how to make a schedule?

A few suggestions:

  1. Give top priority to tests or mock exams
  2. Pick up a book and get the bird’s eye view in 20 mins.
  3. Sit with your guide, pick up important questions or examples in each chapter.
  4. Practice.
  5. Practice. (Intense)
  6. Practice. (More intense)
  7. Test yourself – take tests
  8. Review with your guide
  9. Repeat steps 2-8 for every subject
  10. Take a pre-final test
  11. Are you done? – it’s more likely you score more than the average for sure, even in the subjects you have difficulty with.

All the best.

Simple questionnaire for self development

  1. What do I know about myself?
  2. What do I like in my character? Why?
  3. What do I want to change in my character? Why?
  4. Who are my favourite role models or personalities? Why?
  5. Which problems of the world will I solve if I have all the super powers you want? Why solve? Which powers do I want? Why?
  6. What are my immediate targets in the next 1 year, 3years and 5years? How do I plan to accomplish them?

These questions were framed when I was conducting a seminar to a small group of students. I answered these myself sometimes. They are powerful and bring clarity when we are confused. They bring focus when distracted. They bring peace when struggling.