The most fun phase of your life is when you are at school or studying in college. You may nod your head in disagreement but trust us – you will say “yes” to this as you grow older and realize your problems as a student were nothing as compared to the mammoth of situations you deal with as an adult.
For 10th and 12th class students, the next few months are tough. Pre-boards, practical tests, viva and then board exams – that’s how the timeline is for most of you. As far as the college-going students are concerned, you have either joined a new institute or are about to join.
Whatever the situation is, it is a new beginning or the start of a new life. It is rather exciting for students of all ages. This is the reason why we have decided to impart a few life lessons that will be handy to you once you become a part of the society as an adult.
There is nothing to feel demotivated or scared about it. Everyone grows up and everyone has to deal with various kinds of situations. So let us not keep you in the dark anymore. Here is a list of 5 lessons you must always remember even after you grow out of the student phase:
1. Knowledge is everything.
Yes, it is. You might feel the irrelevance of learning statistics right now or indulging history chapters every now and then. But believe us – nothing will ever go waste for you. You will realize that there is always something to learn.
Absorbing knowledge is a very human activity. You can’t help it. Everyone does learn something or the other even if that person doesn’t want to. Therefore, knowledge is a powerful word. You never know when a lesson in history will come handy in the future, do you?
2. Work-life balance is important.
Just like how study-play is necessary for you, maintaining a work-life balance is also important. You must have this famous line: “All work and no play made Jack a dull boy.” That stands true if you study all day long and don’t your body and mind a rest. You may think this schedule will fetch you good academic results but it won’t – at least not in the long run.
Similarly, as you grow older, you should finish your work on time, prioritize tasks that really matter to you and still be able to spend quality time with family and friends. You should also exercise and eat healthy. As a student, you have the option of falling back on your parents for support. But as you grow older, the onus lies on you – and no one else!
3. Study, study and be prepared.
If you are sincere and diligent, then you will agree how important it is to complete your homework and prepare for school exams. You understand the importance of preparing yourself – for all kinds of questions that might be thrown at you.
Same is the case when you are an adult. If you realize how important your job and professional growth are – you will not take anything lightly. Whether it is a Monday meeting, client presentation or annual report submissions – you will always work hard to deliver the best and on time! As it is rightly said, “preparation is key to success”.
4. If you don’t have anything nice to say, it’s best to stay quiet.
Causing bad relations with people is not going to lead you anywhere in life. When you are a kid, you probably won’t even notice this. Rivalry between different class divisions or course batches is fine. In some very rare cases only would this take get serious. But if you all are mature enough, the so-called rivalry will be long forgotten.
However as you grow older, these things start to get more intense. Therefore, there is no need to be overly critical about someone or something – for that matter. A diplomatic approach to everything is the best option.
To survive, you must be a people’s person. And the goal here is not to please anyone but to keep yourself from fights and ensure some peace of mind.
5. Be punctual.
Time is important for everyone. In school, you might get punished in a small way for not coming on time or finishing your exam within the time limit. But as an adult, you can’t take that risk. You can’t take report submissions or client meetings lightly.
Whether it is regarding a professional commitment or personal matter – you should always respect time and be efficient. Therefore, it is important for you respect not just your time but everyone else’s.
So what do you think of our back-to-school inspired listicle? Do you agree with these points? Let us know!