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Habits of a Successful student be

Updated on November 11, 2013

Habits of a successful Student

There are many students out there. But successful students are very few. Many students drop out, just because, they are not successful. So it is very important to be a successful student. Let us look at some of the best habits of a successful student.

1. Focused: A student must be focused. Focusing doesn't mean that while in the class you must be focused. Through out the duration of your course, you must be focused. While studying, there comes many disturbances like friends(it could be your girlfriend or boy friend), games, TV, Telephone, Internet, Newspaper, PC etc. They are good and you should learn how to handle it or use it. If they comes in the way of your studies, immediately put a break on it. Don't spend too much time on things listed above. On the other hand spend a lot of time in your studies.

Focus has power in it.  Have you ever seen children burning paper using a magnifying glass and sun rays.  Under normal circumstances, sun rays will not burn a paper.  But using the magnifying glass, children are able to focus all the rays in to a single point.  The heat of many rays will burn the paper.  If you focus your full attention in your studies, you could do wonders.

2. Long term perspective: Studying is a short term affair. Many students misunderstand that studying is only to pass the examination. They don't think above that. That is a terrible mistake one can make. What you are studying is useful for your entire life. Make it a point, what you study is the basic for the further studies. That is the foundation. If there is no foundation, you cannot build a tall building. If you try to build without a strong foundation, it will fall. So what you study today is required for your further studies. It not only required for the further studies, it is also required for your carrier and would be useful for your entire life. Students who study for the exam miss this point and fail in the later stage. Gradual and step by step understanding will help you to retain what you studied in the school or collage time. You are going to use those skills in your carrier in the coming days. It is a important point and a student must be careful about it.

3.  Do not forget the English proverb: "Repetition is the mother of learning".  It is true to some extent.  Once you complete a lesson.  Go back to that lesson very often.  It  will remind you the  contents when you appear for the exam.  Many  children complain about the lack of memory power.  To increase the capacity of your memory mussels, you need to exercise your mussels.  Repeat names and equation will help you to retain your memory.  Have you ever forget the alphabets.  "A, B, C, D...........Z".  Why you are not forgetting the alphabet? Because you are repeating it very often.  The same is with your studies.  Repeat what you have studied very often.  You would have a very good memory about what you have studied.

Things to remember while studying.

"If you are not controlling your thoughts, your thoughts will control you." - Jacob Kutty

If you closely observe, a series of thoughts are going on in our mind every now and then. It could be of constructive and positive or destructive and negative. When a teenage student sitting for study his lessons, lots of thoughts may come to his mind and divert his attention. These thoughts mostly surrounded by his/her girlfriend/boyfriend or the events that happened during the previous day or past week. Sometimes, immediately they remember some other things that they can do and they go for that work. Any how, these thoughts will divert their attention from studying their lessons. Even though, there is no benefit in continuing such thoughts of spending time with friends etc., very often students enjoy and tempt to live in the dream world. It is possible, very often we could find ourselves sitting behind the open book and enjoying the thoughts. You need to be alert to identify such waste of time and thoughts. Stop for a moment. Close your eyes and take two deep breath. Then continue your studies.

Destructive Thoughts

Sometimes the nature of these thoughts may become destructive and negative which lead to depression and anxiety. The basic reason for this anxiety and depression is that you may be having negative thoughts like failing in the exam, feeling that you are not able to remember your lessons, You are not able to understand the lessons etc. These thoughts may lead you to believe that you are helpless and cannot do anything in your life. It will bind you from continue your studies. You lose interest in your studies and then stop studying your lessons. The best way to avoid such situation is that be alert and you should confront your negative thoughts with positive thoughts and say yourself that you are good in your studies, you easily remember all the terms and formulas etc. Picture yourself holding the A grade certificate in your hand and feel how joyful you are.

Do not think that only this kinds of thoughts are the destructive thoughts. Other thoughts like carrying grudge against to our opponent, who insulted you, may come up. And you may be making plans to return the insult. It is also a negative and unproductive thought which is destructive. Ultimately you will lose your precious time. Forgive and forget such insults and pay no attention to such incidents. Concentrate on your studies. It was said about the student that "A student must be alert like a dog". If you watch a Dog, it is alert always. Even in the midnight when the thief comes, he knows and started to react. As as student, you must be alert about your thoughts and react immediately and control it. Then only you would be able to concentrate on your studies and get a good grade.

"If you are not controlling your thoughts, your thoughts will control you." - Jacob Kutty


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      ankita mahajan 5 years ago

      thnkss fr giving me confidence that i can score gud markss

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      vijay kumar sagar, 6 years ago

      it will be very helpful

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      vijay kumar sagar 6 years ago

      thankyou very very much

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      Neicey 7 years ago

      this has been alot of help to me in many ways

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      ed77burns 7 years ago

      useful hub.

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      jacobkuttyta 8 years ago from Delhi, India

      Thanks Jitendra for your visit and comment. I would like to get back to you

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      Jitendra  8 years ago

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      snow_white88 8 years ago

      aww thank you:- ) i needed the reminder of what it is to be a successful students. i better get off hub pages and get back to my work! hehe

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      jacobkuttyta 8 years ago from Delhi, India

      Thanks peter616 for your visit and comment.

      May God bless you.

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      peter616 8 years ago

      its inspirational . thanks for tips .

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      jacobkuttyta 8 years ago from Delhi, India

      Thanks all for your visits and comments

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      davidwillium 8 years ago from India

      I am currently doing my MBA in marketing so this hub in very helpful for me. Thanks a lot.

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      cgcorey 8 years ago from Pennsylvania

      As a college college student, you pretty much hit it on the nail. The distractions are insane..Its so hard to say no to friends because as much as you want to do well in school you want to make and keep an ever long friendship with your peers.

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      Loralie Lyndon 8 years ago from USA

      I'm considering getting my Master's degree so this is a super helpful hub! Thanks.

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      My Facebook 8 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      Spot on and great advice for students. Thank God those days of hard studies are over for me. Great article.

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 8 years ago

      Jacobkuttya, Very good hub! You have some excellent ideas that will help anyone become a great student. Wonderful! Thank you for sharing, Blessings!

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      Lisa J Warner AKA Lisa Luv 8 years ago from Conneticut, USA

      I am going to copy this off for my college son...Thank You..

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      RevLady 8 years ago from Lantana, Florida

      You are so wise and everything you wrote is true. The foundation is necessary for continuing to build upon as you go through life. Anyone can memorize to take exams, but studying for a sure foundation will be appreciated and a great blessing later in life. I hope many young people read this important hub.

      Love and hugs,


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