Thursday, 28 August 2014

Why Very Few Students Get The Best Grades (Chinese Style)

"Our deepest fear is not because we're inadequate, it's because we're powerful beyond measure. We ask ourselves, 'who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? We were born to make manifest the Glory of God that is within us. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same"

~Marriane Williamson




The world sees it apparent that over the years, the so-called genius and gifted students have been Asians while the US and other students from around the world trail behind them, either in spelling bee competitions, chess, world game puzzles or academic performances ranging from Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Even in the NSA-backed coding contest, out of 70 finalists, 20 were from China,10 from Russia and 2 from the U.S. What's the philosophy behind this trend?
Team of psychologists carried out researches among Asian students, and it was observed that Asian students believe that their level of preparation, persistence, hard work and effort determined their level of
performance and success.

When asked how they felt after failing a test or exam, they didn't think or say "I can never be good at Math" or "It's just too difficult ". Instead, as the research indicated, they realize and acknowledge that they just didn't put in the commensurate effort. Otherwise, they would have gotten better result if they'd worked harder.

They believe that their level of preparation was directly responsible for the kind of result they achieved. This leads us to one of the principal laws of life;

The Law of Cause and Effect

The law of cause and effect is a philosophical view which asserts that provided you do the right things, (causes), you can make almost anything you want happen in your endeavours (effects). In contrast, by removing or stopping some things (causes), you can prevent some things from happening (effects).
Successful students put in adequate effort (cause) and ultimately achieve the best grades (effect ).

Poor students do and believe in misnomers such as luck, destiny or Providence or inputting very few hours of committed studying (cause) and ultimately achieve poor results, Ds, Es and Fs. (Effect).
Even the good Book says "Seek (cause) and ye shall find (effect). Knock (cause) and it shall be opened into thee (effect). Ask (cause) and it shall be opened into thee (effect)"
The best students understand that success (effect) is always the consequence for hard work (cause). And therefore are ready and willing to pay the price.
What about you? Have you learned anything about sacrifice, hard work and persistence? How do you answer the cost question? If you want good grades you have to be willing to do more than just imagine yourself having one.

If you didn't start putting in enough effort in the past, you can change that today, and right now. You cannot control your assimilation rate, but you can control whether you start enduring and persisting Today! If you truly want to get good grades and not just imagine it, start investing today.
Don't be discouraged because the return you get may not be truly great had you started early, instead, just think: what will your return be if you NEVER invest enough effort?
In conclusion, please remember that there's no limit to what you can achieve in life except of course, the ones you have put on yourself.

Always view success as a consequence of hard work, eliminate such things as luck, destiny and Providence. Instead, organize your efforts properly, Pray to the master Craftsman and success will be inevitable! Don't just think that you can never be a good student, NO! it creates damaging effects to your self-esteem!
You can defy the norm, you can define your destiny. Why? Because the world is a stage. Just write your own script!!!



Sources:
China dominates NSA-backed coding contest m.computerworld.com/s/article/9134122/China_dominates_NSA_backed_coding_contest_?mm_ref=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2Fsearch%3Fclient%3Dms-opera-mini-android%26channel%3Dnew%26prmd%3Divns%26source%3Dlnms%26tbm%3Disch%26sa%3DX%26ei%3DoOLMU8CCIYPuoAT65YCoAg%26ved%3D0CAYQ_AUoAQ%26q%3Dchinese%2520student%2520win%2520math%2520competition
What the Science Says Is Right, and
Wrong, With “Chinese Mothers” http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-science-success/201101/what-the-science-says-is-right-and-wrong-chinese-mothers
Why So Many Spelling Bee Champions
Are Indian-Americans http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/culture-conscious/201306/why-so-many-spelling-bee-champions-are-indian-americans

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