Being a student it is the most important and crucial period of your life to determine which way your life should go. It’s is a period when you prepare your self for the better future you want to achieve. But the question is whether you have the right attitude/habits in pursuing your goal.
There are some habits a lot of youths have adopted either by association or learning, which aren’t good and can ruin one’s life if not stopped. May I mention some of the bad habits that must be stopped as a student:
1. LACK OF CURIOSITY
Curiosity they say kills the cat, but it can also save it. Curious people know and learn so much, which is vital to their success and progress in life. If you are not curious you will learn to accept only what you are taught.
2. RUNNING FROM PROBLEMS
The more you run from problems, the more they pile up, and wait for when you’re ready. The only problems you must avoid are only those you’re not obliged to do. Otherwise, learn to take challenges head on. If anything, that would make you stronger, and prepare you for the journey ahead.
3. SELF COMPARISONS TO OTHERS
Comparing yourself to others can be healthy in the sense that it can drive you to do better, but it can also be devastating and depressing. You cannot compare yourself to a fraudulent person driving a fancy car when you do a legitimate job. There’s no connection there. When you do that, you only cause yourself so much unnecessary worry. You must understand that everyone has their clock in life. Allow yours direct you.
4. LACK OF CONFIDENCE
There are a lot of young people who have confidence problem. They do not believe in themselves, and always see themselves as not good enough. The truth about not having confidence is that it somehow always reflects in your dealings, and attracts the same from people around you. If you lack confidence, no one will believe in you, and you’re most likely to be boxed into corners by more confident people. Self-belief is key to achieving and unlocking greatness.
Every human being should have a mind of their own. It is okay to consider other people’s opinions, but that doesn’t mean you should fall for them easily without careful thought, or even when they’re not healthy for you. Gullible people fail easily because they’re easily deceived. You must have a mind of your own if you intend to move forward in life.