How to develop perseverance in study?
Perseverance means to carry on efforts in doing something till success is achieved despite difficulty or delay in achieving success or failure in examination. It is the most important element for success in any sphere of life. Some students study their books for one day and close them for few days and then again start study after two or three days. It is a bad habit. If you want to be a successful student, you should study daily. Study with gaps of days not only wastes time but also creates complications in learning.
Perseverance helps students in two ways:
1. It saves your time and helps you complete the syllabus in time. As a result, your work doesn’t become a burden for you.
2. If you study a topic today and study the next topic tomorrow, you have fresh idea from previous topic which helps in learning the next topic easily.
How to develop the habit of perseverance for study?
1. Consider at what time you are at your best. Then plan to study at this time when you will be most productive.
2. Never study more than your stamina especially on the first day if you are newly starting. Too much study may disturb your perseverance and you may fall sick. Increase your study slowly and gradually.
3. If you feel some difficulty in learning, don’t be disheartened, read your lesson again and again and try to learn. If still there is problem, contact your teacher at school. But never decide at first glance that it is difficult which compels you to close book.
4. Take short breaks in long study. Doing so you will not lose interest in your study.
5. Take your study seriously. Say to yourself that you have to prepare your subjects for exams and it is only possible if you study with perseverance.
6. Avoid the useless activities like playing games or chatting or texting on mobile phone that waste much of your time.
7. Try to develop and stick to a regular study routine which helps prevent procrastination.
(Procrastination: It is the practice of carrying out less urgent tasks instead of more urgent ones, thus putting off impending (about to happen) tasks to a later time.)
8. Avoid being a perfectionist – if something does not work, start again, see what went wrong and approach it differently.