We all have "out" moments, but we have to fight through it, or we’ll be left behind. We have too much potential to just be left behind without even trying to succeed. By trying and working hard and focussing on what is important, we can accomplish almost anything.
Within your student career, you are measured according to your skills and this does not stop when we enter the working world. We learn to use it as feedback on how to improve and where our strengths lie and this helps us deal with the pressure. See….. there is a reasons for the madness of exams after all!
In an exam setting…. many students fall into the perfectionism trap and spend too much time on questions trying to get things “perfect”. Sound familiar? So,which is better? Managing your time and getting through the paper with strong answers or aiming for perfection, writing down “100%” answers and running out of time with 2 questions left to answer?
Music for some is a wonderful way to enhance the study experience, music may help the mind from wandering. Quiet can even cause you to be far more bored and retain less. Think about it though, it is quiet when you head off to bed, hence the heavy eyelids when you’re going through the last sentence for the fifth time.
We have all heard this expression from the 80’s and know that ‘Lunch is for Wimps’ really meant, if you are eating lunch, you weren’t working! The funny thing about it is, we need food to be able to study (or work or do pretty much anything)and skipping meals is as productive as we were led to believe.
My former boss wrote this valuable piece for me concerning his views on what it takes to succeed as a trainee accountant and those traits needed to become a successful, qualified accountant.