Published: 27th February 2017
Becoming the best in your class
School or college, being the class topper is every student's dream. Here is how you acheive it
The end of the year is a time for reflection. A time to relive or reminisce over our successful moments, whilst reflecting or analysing our mistakes.
The beginning of the year, however, holds great promise, it’s the time to plan, dream and be optimistic about the year ahead.
Incorporate the following factors into your life and you would be well on your way to realising your dreams.
Aim high, be audacious when setting your targets, never set your goals based on your present capabilities, decide what you want, and then build your capabilities around that.
Take the case of N. Chandrasekhar, educated in the Tamil medium, in a village school close to small town Nammakal. He joins TCS as an intern in 1987 and thirty years later is named as the Chairman of the iconic Tata Sons, the holding company of the $ 103 billion group. This most certainly would have been an audacious goal for him way back in 1987.
So never set limits to your dreams. Remember the only difference between your dreams and your goal is the written word, so write down your dreams on paper, and convert it into a goal
Be Proactive, always be planned and one step ahead, never let external factors control you. Don’t react to situations, but take charge of them by being prepared. Believe that whatever happens in your life, is only a result of your own actions. If the consequences of your actions are not desirable, you have the power to go back and change them.
Network. It’s important to meet people, if you want to get ahead then relationships are key. You will never know who will open doors for you. The more people you meet, the more opportunities you have.
Dress Appropriately. Don’t underdress or for that matter overdress, your attire should be suitable for the occasion. At work always remember to dress for your next position. If, for instance, you are aspiring for a managerial position observe how they dress and follow suit.
Luck. If you set high goals, become extremely good at what you do, manage your time and activities effectively, and constantly meet new people while being well attired, then you will be surprised at how lucky you get.