Question : I am in 9th standard and I am a bright student. I often tend to loose marks due to my overconfidence in academics. How can I overcome this?
Thanks for reaching out. Many teenagers go through a period of time when they seem to think they are invincible. Overconfidence contributes to this, and learning one’s limits or going through a reality check can be bad. Overconfidence in students can lead to disruptive behavior and reduced academic performance. When students think that they know everything, they tend to tune out lessons and lose attention, which in turn leads to poor performance.
Check out these tips for your rescue:
1. Do not compare yourself with other students: Overconfidence is a way of diminishing other people’s talents, skills, and abilities.
2. Listen to criticism, especially constructive criticism from the ones you trust: There is a likelihood they are right, and because they see you from a different perspective, you should hear them out.
3. Keep fantasies separate from realities: We all see superhuman stunts on TV, and movies take these to extremes, but these are accomplished by talented, unique individuals who often train all of their lives in their own disciplines.
Being overconfident is linked with the fact of being afraid of failure or what will happen because of failure. Never forget, you are a unique person with your own talents, skills, and goals, and confidence or overconfidence can be a pitfall to be avoided if you mix modesty with your enthusiasm.
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