The law of percentages in a student life has been a straight curve heading upwards. With percentages in class X and XII climbing up the 100% is quite achievable now. Defining it in terms of CGPA, the new system implemented by CBSE many students now clock 10 CPGA.
Such is the pressure of percentages in the minds of students that the quality of life which they should lead in their teen years has gone down. The peer pressure, comparison of percentages with the friends, relatives etc. adds up to tension among the students. In such a scenario what can be done about it?
1. Parents need to be positive -The parents who are the backbone of the students need to play a positive part. They should understand that percentages in class X and XII don’t guarantee a successful life. There are many doctors, engineers, C.A.’s and host of professionals in this world. They possess their respective degrees but are all successful?
It’s a very common phenomenon that students in spite of preparing well sometimes write a bad exam due to time constraints, pressure like in Maths exam, lack of focus etc. Under such a situation the students need to be explained that this is not the end of life. An exam is just a small part of a career for a student. They should be guided, nurtured and brought up in such a way that failure doesn’t bog them down. They should be guided in such a way that rather than cribbing over the exam gone by they need to concentrate on the further exams.
We should not compare the %ages of our children with the %ages of may be a neighbour’s child or a relative. Every child has a different level of calibre, focus and intelligence.
2. A successful IT Engineer cannot be churned out from a person who has talent in writing or good at drawing– The professions which we sometimes choose for our children are our greatest fault. The race in India specifically is for becoming IT Engineers. Right from class I parents need to focus on the talents in their children. Some students are good at writing. If they adopt career in writing they would be much more satisfied and successful than if they choose IT as their career. Same is the case with a person who is a good artist. He might develop in the field of drawing than being a successful doctor or may be a C.A.
Rather than choosing professions which help them earn a lot of money students should choose fields which are of interest to them. The choice of subjects in class XI should be taken with diligent care.
3. Yoga and meditation should be made a part of curriculum – Yoga needs to be made a part of every student’s life. The focus which one derives by practising this form of exercise is immense. When the mind is free from all thoughts and is focussed it will take right decisions. Only when the life is well planned and decisions are correct can proper careers in right professions can take shape.
4. Better to use internet and T.V. as means of getting information – The students who watch more T.V. that too serials, movies and reality shows are more prone to lack of creativity and focussed studies. This affects student life and further professional life as well. It is always better to use T.V. and internet for gaining knowledge.
5. Memory holds the key – To be a success in many professions memory holds the key. There are various memory enhancing techniques which should be practised. Yoga and Pranayam if practised properly help boost memory.
6. It’s not luck but the proper decisions that people take make them successful – Pointing to a particular person we sometimes say – “Hey ! that guy is lucky to be where he is today.” That is our view point but not correct. That guy whom we are referring to might have choosen a profession which he had interest in. Proper planning and correct decisions might be the reason for his success.
We all should understand that life apart from studying hard for let us say about 10-12 hours a day is much more than that. It’s more about discipline that putting in extra hours. It’s more about planning and taking right decisions at the right time that matters.