The essence of this series “Tips to having a skyrocketing jamb score”, is to reveal practical steps to jambites or aspirants on how to attain a high jamb score and obtain flying colors in their exams.
It will bring to the notice of the readers, ways to having outstanding performances as it will navigate them to the path of excellence. This result will be achieved if these steps are profitably put into use, with much focus and repetition, until it becomes habitual. As it is said, “Practice makes perfect”.
ATTAINING A HIGH JAMB SCORE AND ACHIEVING EXAM SUCCESS
1. GOAL SETTING
A GOAL is a result that one is attempting to achieve within a given time. It is one’s purpose or aspiration; a desired end. A goal is like a map, or better still, metaphorically, it is a compass. Anyone without a goal is likened to a moving object without a direction. In this case, factors like the wind chooses the path in which such object moves since it has no direction of its own. It is a great necessity to set goals, things you wanna achieve.
Let us consider our subject of discussion for instance, a student who wishes to write Jamb MUST first and foremost have a desired score him/her wishes to get. For example, such individual who’s applying for any course in any institution may choose to have a jamb score within the ranges of 285-300 or preferably a more specific score like 290. This is called goal setting.
Always bring your set down goals to your awareness. Write them down. Confess them often, if possible, read them aloud when you wake you wake up every morning and before going to bed. It keeps you focused as you often bring it to your consciousness. Your thoughts will be geared to it and subsequently, your actions will walk in the path of that same direction.
Napoleon Hill describes a goal as “a dream with a deadline”. Let your goals be attainable and precise, but at the same time, challenging or tasking. Don’t set cheap goals. Step out of your comfort zone and rise above average, conquering mediocrity. It’s always advisable to desire a jamb score that exceeds 250. The truth remains that except you see a need to have a high score, you won’t be able to hit that altitude.
“In life, as in football, you won’t go far unless you know where the goalposts are” — Arnold H. Glasgow
2. BUILDING STRATEGIES
A STRATEGY can be defined as plan of action intended to accomplish a specific goal. Just as the military apply overall planning for the conduct of warfare, in the same manner should an aspirant develop strategies to help him/her achieve such set down goals.
There are varieties of strategies one may consider. Such strategies may include: – training yourself to abide by a certain lifestyle – increase in study hours, spending more time with your books – constant practice and reducing the time for pleasure (silencing the unnecessary and voicing out the needful – that is simplicity) – focusing more on the subject where your weakness lie – reading books that will improve your IQ – taking into consideration certain health factors for brain development – being inquisitive – choosing what not to do – accessing right information – most importantly, practicing past questions etc.
Productive strategies should be employed to yield the desired positive results. Let your focus be brought to the map and be led by the “compass”. “Strategy is a pattern in a stream of decisions” —Henry Mintzberg
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After writing down your goals and devising means to achieve them, the next step is to execute. Execution is simply to carry out a goal/strategy or to put into effect, to perform or to be in a state of being accomplished.
Considering my top three strategy execution quotes:
– “Building a visionary company requires one percent vision and 99 percent alignment” —Jim Collins and Jerry Porras, Built to Last.
– “Strategy Execution is all about realizing the full potential of your strategy – and not limiting yourself to only 50, 60 or 70 percent” – Anonymous.
– “The result of bad communication is a disconnection between strategy and execution” — Chuck Martin, former Vice President IBM.
Therefore, don’t stop at the strategy level, EXECUTE!
By Chinedu Hilary.
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