I know it's common among all of us. We all make mistakes, and it's not a big deal because everyone tends to make mistakes, as mistakes are part of learning.
I am not going to discuss the solutions to the errors that you have made in your life because I have nothing to do with it. Plus, we all have different lives with different problems.
I am only going to talk about the mistakes that we usually make in school, mainly in classes 11 and 12.
If you have made any mistakes in your classes, you can discuss them in the comments below.
After clearing class 10th with good grades, the next challenge you face is choosing the correct stream from among the three most common streams.
This is one of the most challenging things because, most of the time, we make the wrong decision while selecting a stream.
Furthermore, if you choose the wrong subject, then everything turns against you, which later results in you struggling with that subject or just wanting to change that subject, which is kind of a robust process and wastes a lot of time and even puts pressure on your mind.
Mistakes students make in class 11th and class 12th.
These are as follows;
- Students lack proper guidance.
- Unstable decisions
- Goal shifting
- Try not to get involved in unnecessary things.
- It's the equivalent of paying for expensive coaching and getting nothing in return.
- Students also follow the mob mentality.
1. Lack of guidance.
Students always get misguided by so-called seniors and by their parents because they all try to push their fads on students. Because of that, students are never able to decide what they want to do with themselves and start taking pressure simply because they don't have any idea about how to deal with these so-called wishes of their parents.
Furthermore, they never get to choose according to their own will. Even the subjects they choose in class 11th are suggested by someone. Or maybe they choose those subjects because they don't have any clue about other subjects.
It was the same for me. I never considered taking commerce or art as subjects because I had no idea what these subjects were about.
So, what do they need to do?
The only thing they have to do is choose subjects in which they are interested and excel in those subjects with minimal effort.
"Easy" simply means a subject you feel easy to handle or deal with. So that your studies will remain a piece of cake for you, instead of being a pain in the neck.
2. Unstable decisions.
It's only because students lack the information that is needed to make proper decisions.
As I have explained above, I never had an idea of commerce and the arts. That's why I opted for science. And this happens to almost every student.
What kind of information do students lack?
Information related to competitive exams. And how many types of competitive exams there are, which one they should prepare for and what are the requirements.
Other than engineering, IIT, NIT, and doctors, what other options do they have after class 12th?
What else can they do with their lives?
They have no idea what courses they can pursue after class 12th. All the necessary things that are required for taking an accurate decision must be known by students, simply because it's important to them.
Also, this information is an essential raw material needed for making sound decisions.
So if you're a students then this kind of information is very vital for you.
3. Goal Shifting.
As you know, we start with big goals like becoming a pilot or even becoming a scientist, which later on with time, end up seeking any job.
Why does this happen to students?
This happened because of our education system and its policies. Back then, our education system was not so flexible, because our education system is so concrete. Students don't know how to deal with stuff and achieve what they aspire to achieve.
In the same way, only 50% of students who have supportive families are able to chase their dreams, while the rest just compromise with their dreams and drop the idea of chasing their goal.
There are so many reasons behind it; sometimes it's for family reasons, sometimes for personal reasons, and many times it's only because of self-created problems due to lack of info and not having a proper idea of what to do or what not to do.
It's hard to make 100% accurate decisions because you never know what life is going to throw at you, but when you have a good amount of information, you can make better decisions, plus it will also keep your focus on your goal.
Furthermore, goal shifting happen because you never decide your goal according to yourself.
Most of the time, it's the exaggeration of others' goals or copied from someone else whom you admire or believe is successful according to the things in his life.
So it's better to fix your goal as soon as possible. Because fixing your goal will increase the chances of your success. Plus, it will save your time and energy from being wasted on multiple useless things.
4. Getting involved in unnecessary things.
This happens when your hormones take charge of your body and result in the birth of an invisible thing, which is your ego.
When you have this ego thing in you, you just start getting distracted from your path, and you begin to get involved in unnecessary competition with your friends in your school and even in the coaching institute where you study.
Getting involved in unnecessary things only wastes your time, plus it also fills your mind with stress and other emotions that distract you from your goal.
So, you must take care of this thing because it happens to all students. And you should start meditation to control your ego thing.
5. Joining expensive coaching for nothing.
This is for those who join coaching without having a decent plan of what they really want to do.
Many students don't want to go for IIT JEE. Still, they attend coaching to prepare for JEE, which is kind of insane because these coaching institute's are too expensive.
If you're familiar with the web series Kota Factory, then you may have a clue about how coaching really works.
6. Students follow the mob mentality.
Do you know that students at a young age never have a proper idea of what they want to do in the future or what they want to become?
So, because of not knowing what to do, they choose things that other people want them to do. This is kind of wrong because every student is unique and different. Plus, everyone has skills when it comes to life.
That's why you should try to focus on your skills and try to make them as powerful as possible. Because in the end, your skills are going to pay you.
So stop following people blindly and try to choose your own path.