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Small steps in the right direction are better than big ones in the wrong direction.

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How are we supposed to know what is right & wrong? The ability to differentiate between the two is something that we either acquire with life’s experiences or get from our elders. They could be our parents, grandparents, etc. but there is something called common sense that can be a great guide to choosing our pick. 

As students, we do not have the exposure to the highs & lows of life and may find ourselves trapped in a given situation. There may be times when the senses to act appropriately take a back seat. Well, all you need to do is sit back, take a deep breath & once you gather yourself, pop the question again and you will immediately get an answer.

The fact that we lose control of our faculties at important moments is many a time the outcome of getting hyper or the anxiousness that we experience. If anyone finds themselves in a typical spot, they have got to first relax. If you feel that you will be able to process sensibly in the midst of total nervous excitement, you will only get exhausted & the outcome will be NIL…

This step is exceptionally relevant for students who are, for example, appearing for an examination. Now that the boards are on, I’m sure most of you will be able to identify with my words. 

It is absolutely to be nervous before appearing for an exam, but ever thought ‘why’ these nerves? I’m sure you never gave it a deep thought. One of the interesting contributors to this habitual trait goes back to our forefathers! You see, this fear, or whatever you may want to call it, has been passed on to us as our precious heritage! 

Let me elaborate. The fact that we have always felt jittery before sitting for an examination & the nerves attached to it has essentially come from our parents, teachers telling us the same thing, ‘please get serious, your exams are here.’!! So, apparently, this is a trait that we were not born with, but was inducted into us as we started to grow up & when exams became an integral part of our academic structure. Not that the parents are to be blamed or any such thing, but the point that needs to be understood is that there is actually nothing to fear! 

We only have to get a grasp of the fact that it is probably just another day, with the exception that one particular subject will be treated like a VIP & my knowledge of it must be above the set standards.

All of this is being brought to you on a lighter note, but if this small step is not mended, the result could be pretty damaging. It’s alright to make mistakes once in a while. We do make some wrong decisions at times & that’s okay. But if we get into a habit…well!!

It is always to take small steps in the right direction, rather than taking big leaps in the wrong one. Whether it is academics or any other aspect of life, it’s always good to proceed at a slow pace. In this manner, you will be able to keep an eye on other people’s actions around you. When you rush into things, you are bound to miss out on some important details. 

Slow & steady wins the race. The age-old saying is relevant & correct to the core. 
So let us try to manage and control our actions by keeping our eyes open & intellect on at all times. 

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