BECOMING AN EXCELLENT STUDENT

“If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters” – Colin Powell.

Excellence is the quality of being extremely good. It is a quality that gives anything exceptional worth. Colin Powell once said, “If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters”. He is talking about having a prevailing attitude, striving to be better, intending to achieve more incredible things. No one is born excellent; you cultivate it over time through a series of actions and hard work.Β 

If you want to be an excellent student, you must first have the right mindset. You have to believe that it is a journey where you take little steps every day. The focus should not be only on getting the highest grades in school, but on developing yourself every day.Β 

One of the things that can help you in this journey to excellence is to be passionate. You must be excited at the idea of becoming better in your studies. When you love what you do, you don’t feel that you are working anymore because you derive pleasure from it. If you discover you don’t understand a subject or topic, ask someone to explain to you. Once you know the issue, you will love it.

It would help if you also concentrated on your studies to become an excellent student. Take time to focus on learning. Remove all distractions such as cell phones, television, loud/fast-paced music, and talkative friends/family members. Make sure you attend all classes, copy all notes, and spend some extra time by yourself revising what you have learned. Complete your assignments with diligence. If you look at how your subjects are structured, you will discover that there are always things that your teachers want you to focus on to pass. Learn the art of concentration, whether you are in school or at home. If you can focus on your studies, you are already a candidate for exceptionality.

Finally, it would help if you strive for excellence. Have you seen people running in a race? Everyone puts in the best effort to win the first position. You can apply this principle to your studies. The only difference is that you are not in competition with other students but with yourself. It would be best to strive to be better than you were last month, last week, or yesterday. You may remember the lines of a poem that says, “I shall never rest until my good is better, and my better is best.”

Let’s continue improving ourselves. We’ll love to hear your comments, questions, or experiences in the comment section below.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Nasirat and Timothy are secondary school students in Nigeria that are dedicated to success in their academics and future career. They are members of the B2SL Success Hub.

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  • Ajagbe Ayobami Simon ss1
    Reply

    NO ONE IS BORN EXCELLENT
    To become an excellent students we must first have the right mindset, because is a journey where we take steps by steps everyday. To become an excellent students we have to focus on learning, what will make us not to focus in our studies or learning is distraction of things that won’t allow us to focus such as: music, cell phone, television, talkative etc…
    We most make sure we attend all classes.

    Thank U sir

  • Ajilore Daniel O.
    Reply

    Nice write up πŸ‘

    • William Churchill
      Reply

      Excellence is simply a talent or quality which is unusually good and so surpasses ordinary standards.
      excellent in your academics and all areas of life, then you can achieve it. Excellence begins from your mind and you must remember you achieve excellence to improve yourself mai ly not to be better than others.

      • Aiyedusho Victoria
        Reply

        Wow! We should keep striving at becoming excellent and this can be done by competing with yourself. Thank you

  • Omogiate Adejumoke
    Reply

    Wow excellent depend on determine

  • Oyewale Toluwanimi
    Reply

    Excellence cannot be achieved without hardwork. You’ve got to have a right mindset of achieving it before you can achieve it. Also remember that you achieving excellence is not to be better than others but to be a better you. Hardwork is the key to excellence. Become hardworking today.

    • Aiyedusho Beatrice
      Reply

      We should be passionate for us to be excellent and learning the act of concentration really helps alot…it makes us more focused and we shouldn’t have the mindset of just taking first position but the mindset that we want to develop ourselves and we should also know that no one is born excellent,we can only achieve excellence through series of action and hard-work…..nice write up guys keep the spirit moving……

  • Taiwo ogunji
    Reply

    Yeah…to become an idol of excellence is a dedication to the principle of discipline, hardwork is also a tool we need to observe,I love this.

  • Fauziya Kamarudeen
    Reply

    Waw, nice write up…

    Excellence is when you put more effort and determination, in other to achieve great things in life. For someone to excel in life that person need to be hard-working and focused.
    Thanks to B2SL

  • Noble
    Reply

    The truth about this is that the road to success is never easy. Surely it sounds easy when said but it id difficult in reality. Consistency is very essential and I tell you consistency is not easy to come by.

    • Taiwo ogunji
      Reply

      Noble,I agree to what u said and I firmly uphold it but do u also know that the road to success is easy but it is the person who Will decide to make it easy or not…if you know the clear difference between luck and hard work you will understand what I am trying to buttress moreover,you mentioned consistency but do also know we have consistent failure…to crown it all,to become an excellent person is within us I presume it does not have principles. Thanks for your stupendous remark

  • Sodiq ajadi
    Reply

    Excellent depend on determination, in other to make people’s to achieve great things in life

  • Oyedeji ifeoluwa
    Reply

    Wow
    This is a good nice write up
    Excellence depends on determination and sacrifice of something’s e.g some people find joy in pleasure but for us to succeed we must be determined that I must do thing .

  • Omole Eninlaloluwa Richard
    Reply

    Excellent write up

    Kudos to you guys

    Excellenc all the way

    Excellence isn’t a gift
    You work for it✊✊

  • Kolajo Festus I.
    Reply

    A nice write up

    • Aruleba martins
      Reply

      Nice and great write up
      πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

  • Aruleba martins
    Reply

    Nice and great write up
    πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

  • ihekuna emmanuel
    Reply

    Very nice

  • Ana
    Reply

    Great write up….

  • mayowa
    Reply

    Nice write up
    Nobody is born with excellence
    You need to work for it

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