Plans made for studying never work.. Isn't it?

Few days back Mrudula asked me “Plans made for studying never work.. Isn’t it? “

What will you answer her?

Isn’t it a clock or a time table coming to our mind whenever we think about planning?

Is that enough for planning..? Are you focused on time planning ..? ( splitting the tasks on a timely mode)

Recently I read some interview of an IAS candidate. He was telling like never did he cut down his lessons as the planned time is over. He worked over night to meet the deadlines and completed his studies without compromising the quality of his studies.

He had a great point there.

Have your goals fixed in both time domain as well as in quality domain, have intermittent targets, work hard. That’s it.

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The author is a Quality Analyst by experience. Part Quantitative data analyst, part consultant for quality and information security practices, part software tester, she is a writer by passion and blogs at https://wordsandnotion.com and https://qualitynotion.com/.

One thought on “Plans made for studying never work.. Isn't it?

  1. Kishan Thakar

    June 21, 2016 at 9:19am

    easier said than done. If academic books are as interesting as novels than it could be done before time limits but academic books’re pretty lame.

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  2. pins & ashes

    June 21, 2016 at 9:26am

    plan micro targets.. macro never ever works.. like what you want to finish by say 10:30 (it is 9:25 now).. it adds up. morning Akhila ..

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      Akhila

      June 21, 2016 at 1:30pm

      macro will definitely work Ash, if one have that passion, powered by a strong work ethic….

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  3. Sakthi

    June 21, 2016 at 9:26am

    Very true! Study with commitment to reach your goal!

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      Akhila

      June 21, 2016 at 1:28pm

      Thank you sakthi..you are absolutely correct.. if there is no dedication, every planning is going to be in vain

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          Akhila

          June 21, 2016 at 1:32pm

          often we plan , like, I need to finish this by noon before 1 PM .. we may stop the work by 1 pm. but whether we did in the best way..? that question should be asked oneself and act accordingly..

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          • pins & ashes

            June 21, 2016 at 1:34pm

            That’s like too many Questions no.. Mm instead of say 1, take longer and do the best ..:)

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            Akhila

            June 21, 2016 at 1:37pm

            ha ha…yes.. there are many questions to be asked..

          • Sakthi

            June 21, 2016 at 2:06pm

            Yes planned should be finished then the goal is achieved!

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    Akhila

    June 21, 2016 at 1:36pm

    yeah.. may be.. but you know.. sometimes we split the tasks as the best possible units and work..but in a long run forgetting the long term mission..

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    Akhila

    June 21, 2016 at 1:49pm

    yes Aswathy.. of course such materialistic goals might work as you explained.. But all of us have long term goals na, it can not be physically explained..

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    • pins & ashes

      June 21, 2016 at 1:51pm

      Could be, I don’t know 🙂 all best then.. Work hard your way 🙂

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        Akhila

        June 21, 2016 at 1:54pm

        thanks dear..life purpose vary from people from people .. the path also might be different..ultimate results through the right path matters the most..

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        • pins & ashes

          June 21, 2016 at 1:58pm

          All that agreed! It all boils down to perspective.. 🙂 how we go about it and achieve it. Customized for each, acc to individual comfort!

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      Akhila

      June 21, 2016 at 2:07pm

      he he.. why do you think it to be difficult dear..?

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      • shilpamohan5

        June 21, 2016 at 2:10pm

        as “kishan” bai mentioned,it wld b easy for novels.but when it comes to academic books,boring dominates over planning and executing 🙂

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          Akhila

          June 21, 2016 at 2:15pm

          yes, I know.. how the academic books and our educational system is making us bored..but as long as we cannot expect any change in this traditional system we need to have our own ways..dear, definitely there is a way..I am telling this with full confident as I am experiencing the same..

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          • shilpamohan5

            June 21, 2016 at 2:37pm

            yeah..that’s true..we should definitely find a way.lot f positive energy in your words..thnks dear.. 🙂

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  6. theonlysup

    June 21, 2016 at 2:37pm

    im too late to comment over here ..the main reason why people find it difficult to adhere to timelines is “Distractions”
    i did everything to avoid unnecessary distractions .. yeah focus in also important or break the huge task into sub modules and try..

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      Akhila

      June 21, 2016 at 2:44pm

      thanks Suprith.. Distractions are mainly social media itself, right..today i didn’t check my mobile or anything else till noon..it was difficult.. but forcefully done..I know it is not a big thing, not even an accountable thing.. but felt satisfied..

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      • theonlysup

        June 21, 2016 at 2:48pm

        well if people are too addictive to smartphones , FB probably they should celebrate no FB day or no whatsapp day once in a week atleast 😉
        well i should not be too critic about it but then its not what you plan..its about actions.. have you heard this ?–> “ideationwithout execution is just a delusion ”

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          Akhila

          June 21, 2016 at 3:14pm

          yes.. it is about actions..I haven’t heard that.. it is wise thought…

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    Akhila

    June 21, 2016 at 3:01pm

    ha.. it is the great truth.. no doubt, there are many like you including me.. and yes, procrastination is the biggest enemy..

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  9. Mrudula

    June 21, 2016 at 6:29pm

    That’s a great piece of advice.☺ But even I agree that it is a bit more difficult in practice.. As you have mentioned, dedication can help us overcome this.
    Parallely, I feel a small thought at the back of our mind about ‘next time’ is enough to distract us..

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      Akhila

      June 21, 2016 at 9:07pm

      next time, you mean postponing the tasks…yes..whenever we think about ‘tomorrow’ instead of doing it today itself, tasks are going to be out of control..

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    Akhila

    June 21, 2016 at 9:04pm

    thanks Shivangi..yes we need to follow the realistic goals..

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  11. Shalini

    June 21, 2016 at 9:48pm

    So motivational Akhila ! Since am studying, it’s more useful for me as i get distracted easily. Thanks 🙂

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      Akhila

      June 21, 2016 at 10:34pm

      I am glad with your comments dear..So come on , have your target set with a proper plan and a dedicated mind..

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      • Shalini

        June 22, 2016 at 3:10pm

        I make plans but at times it’s tough to continue with them, when i have less motivation. That’s why i took daily a to z challenge with theme Motivation 🙂

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  12. fairykumar

    June 21, 2016 at 10:37pm

    Absolutely right… As always! Whenever I am in a fuss, first thing I do is to make a neat and tidy time table. It something takes time to follow it but once I get a hang of it…✌✌It’s also said that we can develop a new habit in fifteen days.

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      Akhila

      June 21, 2016 at 10:58pm

      thanks fairy.. I am glad to know about similar minded people..

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      • fairykumar

        June 21, 2016 at 10:59pm

        This was my problem too after my exams got over and I joined my swimming classes and that’s the reason behind my post, ” Priorities Matter”!

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  13. Jackie Jain

    June 21, 2016 at 10:57pm

    Exams the name is enough, the time starts working quickly than expected. So it is important to balance both time and also quality of reading. Once we find the balance it is easy to grasp the content. Actually the problem is we read just for the exams. In this way our mind is concentrated on exams rather than the actual content and subject. Thus we don’t grasp the total content of topic and in exams a little twist we feel like a large turn. .
    That idea of IAS student is awesome. Thanks for sharing Akhila. . Have a good time. . 🙂

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      Akhila

      June 21, 2016 at 11:18pm

      Thanks a lot Jackie..You have a great point..when we focus merely on exams, the real purpose of education is lost. and fortunately it is not realized untill we are grown ups.

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      Akhila

      June 21, 2016 at 11:16pm

      Yes megha. it is something which we often misses

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