“Once you have a commitment, you need discipline and hard work to get you there.” — Haile Gebrselassie
A good number of students appear for medical entrance in India every year. Surprisingly, the number of applicants is only increasing. Thus, making the competition even tougher and harder to crack. This makes it vital for medical aspirants to devise a strategy that not only helps in completing the syllabus on time but also in scoring the desired score. Unfortunately, many students miss out on the most crucial part of the preparation – self-discipline.
Self-discipline when combined with sheer hard work and a robust preparation plan can do wonders. It is all about controlling your impulses and desires in an attempt to conquer one of the toughest examinations – NEET. So, if you are preparing for NEET 2019 and clueless about how to master self-discipline, we are here for you.
We at Aakash, have scouted a few effective tips that will help you master self-discipline and conquer NEET.
Know and Accept Your Weaknesses
Every aspirant has weaknesses. Whether it is a numerical or periodic table, there are always certain weaknesses that lower the confidence of aspirants. The trick here is to acknowledge your shortcomings and work towards honing them. Own up to your shortcomings, practice hard and don’t put them aside until you conquer them. However, don’t be too hard on yourself as it may cause ill effects to both mental and physical health.
Have a Solid Execution Plan
If you hope to succeed in the medical entrance exam, you must have a solid execution plan with a clear goal in mind. With an idea of what you want to achieve and accomplish, mastering self-discipline will become a cake walk. After all, if you do not have a clear goal in mind, it will be easier for you to get sidetracked and lose focus.
A solid execution plan will help you stay on track, stay focused and establish a clear finish line. This approach also helps in setting priorities and lets you stick to it.
Don’t Let Distractions Rule Your Mind
Distractions are your biggest enemy when preparing for the medical entrance examination. To have a greater sense of control while studying, be sure of choosing a spot that is quiet and away from distractions. In addition, keep your mobile phone and other gadgets away to stay focused. Self-discipline involves self-help; thus, work towards balancing your studies while keeping distractions away.
Understand Your Priorities
When it comes to preparing for the medical entrance coaching in India, it is vital to understand your priorities in terms of the weightage the subjects carry. With a better understanding of the priorities, you will be able to motivate yourself properly. For example, biology carries the maximum number of questions in NEET, so its preparation must be prioritized to score well.
Visualize Your Future
Another great way to develop self-discipline to conquer NEET is by visualizing your future. You must constantly focus on how you want your future to be like. Keep it distinct and clear in your mind to make it act as a driving force. This will eventually prove to be the greatest motivator and will certainly inculcate self-discipline in you gradually.
Always Have a Backup Plan
When preparing for NEET, it is imperative to have a backup plan for your preparation. There will be times when the previous strategy will not work, and you will require a new plan of action to complete the syllabus. For such instances, always have a backup plan. For this, you can seek help from fellow aspirants and the faculty of your coaching institute. A backup plan will never let you deviate from your path and keep up the discipline factor intact.
In a nutshell, self-discipline is not only about continually doing something; it is instead about methodically regulating, correcting, and adapting yourself to the altering conditions and situations of life. The above tips can be extremely effective and useful if properly executed, and you will eventually begin seeing changes that will imbibe self-discipline. Also, watch out our motivational video on how to become successful by implementing success in our thoughts.
Author: Kriti Kohli
Kriti is an active blogger with decent experience in the education industry. She researches on various topics related to education & various other competitive exams and pens down her research in the form of articles & blogs. She performs extensive research, adds several crucial information, inputs and statistics in her write-ups. When she is not writing, she loves wandering around the hills, as exploring nature excites her the most.