9 WAYS TO OVERCOME SHYNESS AND TO BE SMART & CONFIDENT IN SCHOOL
“With realization of one’s own potential & self confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.” ~Dalai Lama A new academic session, a new class room; for some, it may be a new school and new friends. Here are a few ways to present ourselves smartly and confidently. Be up-to-date: Try your level best to keep yourself informed about the current affairs. A piece of new information can invite the attention of teachers and other class mates. Avoid fear and shyness: Start talking with others freely. You may start by greeting them; gradually friendship will develop. Unnecessary fear and shyness will limit our friendship. View goodness in everyone: The world/ school is not made out of good people alone but there is some goodness in everyone. Instead of finding fault with others, better to see the positive side of every situation. Hard work pays: Hard work helps you to present yourselves better than others in class. Don’t blame others: If you can’t do well on a particular day or in a particular subject, have the courage to own up. Never attempt to blame others for our failures. Ask a question/ answer a question: If you can decide to ask at least one question or answer one question in every period it will make you impressive. Teacher- a Friend too? If a teacher realizes that you are a serious student, you will be rewarded with deserved attention. Why don’t you ask a doubt/ a clarification to the teacher outside the class room? Not to repeat mistakes: Remember the maxim ‘everyone makes mistakes; only the foolish repeats’. “A correction in the note book by a teacher is not a matter of shame but be careful to learn the correct way. Extra-curricular activities: Take interest in something other than studies like music, painting, sports, debate, poem/ story writing, activity of nature/science clubs etc. Apart from entertainment this may add grades to your final rankings.