Many students think that being a good student means just showing up for classes, taking a few notes, reading the textbooks and studying right before the exams. But, that’s not all…

I had my midterm examinations a week ago. Today, was the day script-checking was to be done in class. Overall, the exam didn’t turn out so well. My chemistry teacher knew how frustrated we were during the exams. He could see the amount of disappointment on our faces. So, as per his habit, he decided to motivate us through a slide show. The slide show consisted of messages which were to reach each student to his/her core. He started with “WAY TO ACADEMIC SUCCESS”.

He explained to us how the geography students would rather ask, what is the ROAD-MAP to success? The mathematics students would ask, what is the FORMULA to success? The chemistry students would ask, what are the REACTANTS and PRODUCTS of success? The nutritionists would ask, what are the INGREDIENTS for success? These questions are just questions. Have you ever thought over the answers to these questions?

Well, the answer is simple. Keep on trying again and again. If you don’t succeed this time, that doesn’t mean you will never ever succeed in life. It’s just that you were not perfect in the way you did it last time. Scoring less marks in an exam doesn’t mean you are wasting your time studying for no reason, it means now you have a reason to start again fresh. Failing to succeed in one exam doesn’t mean you give up and let go. It actually means that it will take a little longer for you to get there. Believe, there is always a way. Due to disappointment, sometimes you think God has abandoned you. But, it means God has a better idea in waiting. You need to have an optimistic mind in this situation at all times.

Sometimes you think all sorts of study curses have come over you. You cannot succeed further. You seem to be loser in your own eyes. Thinking of yourself being an academic dwarf. But this is actually the time to seek and stand on the shoulders of academic giants. You need to figure out what the wrong things were, which robbed you on your way to academic success. Take your time and ponder really hard. Think of what you have done. Meditate! Decide what you want to do.

Academic success depends on your attitude! You need to contrast yourself with the focused high achievers. Your motivation meter should always be HIGH. Class participation counts. Seek help from peers and teachers. You should understand the importance of TEAMWORK. Because academic success is a ladder, where you climb step by step. Each step taking you higher and higher. It is said, “You can’t climb stairs and chew gum at the same time”. It is wise to climb stairs first, as it requires more hard work. Once you reach the top, sit and chew gum, looking back towards all your achievements. Similarly, leave all distractions aside to help maintain a clear focus. Once you reach your goal, sit, relax and enjoy to your heart’s content. Learning strategy also counts! Sometimes you can’t attain success with the same old, failed strategies. So, change your way of learning. That might prove helpful. If you are waiting for the right time, it is NOW.

Success is the aim behind each time you try. Always believe, the largest room in the world is the room of improvement. So, work hard! Focused, hard work is the real key to success. Keep taking the next step towards competing it. The most important thing is being passionate about what you are doing and always give it your best shot! Because, you never know how close you are to your goal. Believe, if you can dream it, you can do it. JUST GO FOR IT!


Alefiyah Rao.

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21 thoughts on “To SUCCESS!

  1. Moiz

    Wow!! Great work. Keep it up!!

  2. Arwa. Mulla. Qusai

    That is just so superb!! 🙂

  3. Juzer

    This seems you had found the key to success….. Excellent write up 😁☺

    • Alefiyah Rao

      Thankyou juzer. 🙂 you guys should write too.. Once in a while. 😉

  4. Hussain Muslim

    Gud gud gud gud……. May Allah make us all have the Dedication, for the Meditation of Studyfication….. 😁… Just jokingg….. But seriously it workss…. Keep it up Aliff… 😊:-)

    • Alefiyah Rao

      Hahaha.. Thanks Hussain. Yeah it surely works! 😉 you just need to believe.. 🙂
      Thanks once again.


    Yeah good written alefiyah 🙂

  6. Aliff.. Alif.. Alif..
    What to say..
    Remember the poem Try Again ? It reminds me of this poem and the times our teachers told us to always hope and work better.
    Ups and downs are a part of life and it will always go on like that but we need to have enough courage to face them and fight for better.
    Your writing, smoothly delivered the message 😉

    • Alefiyah Rao

      Thanks Taha 🙂
      And Ruqaiii!!! 😀 I always wait for your comment! 🙂 Yeah I agree with you. 🙂 even i had that poem in my mind while writing. Success is what we aim in life. May we all succeed in our lives and reach high aiming our goals.
      Thanks once again.
      Alefiyah 🙂

  7. Mustafa mandzz

    wow aaluuu wow..
    mie to chal para bas. 😀
    yesss,very well written,msg dilivered,though bit different from that baba ranchordaa’s theory ;)) :p
    and i give it a name “ama alifya’s theory.” :p

  8. An excellent way to motivate people not to give up and keep on trying to make way through the hurdles and towards their goal of success. 🙂
    Hope you fulfill your dreams and have a successful life, Sis… Good luck! 😉

  9. mohammed

    all i can say is ” waaaaaah ”
    thumbs upp 😀
    an amazing piece of work 🙂
    reallly moved me with my C.I.Es soo near ….

  10. Well written Alefiya! Keep it up. This kind of article really deserves to be published. Try sending it in at or any other childrens or teen magazine.
    Keep writing!:) Proud of you

    • Thankyou so much Maryam Ben. 🙂 Yes, I’ll send inshallah. Thankyou for your guidance and support always.

      • ibrahim shabbir

        Wahh aliff teacher bane gaye tuu ya i should say philosopher..

  11. I read this today! What a writeup! Motivates you all the way. Please do keep writing articles like these. One of the purposes of this blog is to inspire people which you just did!
    Thumbs up my friend,

  12. Zainab

    Woww Aleff!! That’s amazing.. Truly motivated! ☺😘

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