Parents are always giving their kids advice on how to excel. But with children being as they are, this advice sometimes goes through one ear and comes right out the other. So we decided to speak to some real-life young achievers and asked them what tips they would give to kids their own age. Here's what they had to say!
Dev Shah, Class 2, Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Mumbai
Claim to Fame: International chess champion and Candidate Master (awarded by FIDE - World Chess Federation)
- Concentrate on what you’re doing. Always give a hundred percent to what you do.
- Maintain focus on whatever you do.
- Stay alert.
- Work hard towards your goal and don’t lose hope.
Aditi Iyer, Class 5, Excelsior American School, Gurgaon
Claim to Fame: Singer; check out her official YouTube channel
- Never give up.
- Practice makes one perfect.
- Have fun in what you do.
- Explore your options, do more than one thing.
- Believe in yourself and you will know that you can make anything work.
Urvi Patel, Class 5, Walsingham House School, Mumbai
Claim to fame: Author of Boundless Adventures (Available on Amazon.in)
- Keep practising as learning never ends.
- Stop watching TV and pay more attention to your hobbies.
- Indulge in other activities too. Don’t keep on doing what you like. It’s better to explore and keep your options open.
- Don’t look back. Just keep going and never lose hope.
- If you have an idea, work on it immediately. Don’t procrastinate.
Yuvraj Deshmukh, Class 5, Vibyor High, Pune
Claim to Fame: Bike racing champion
- Always have a goal and work towards it.
- Be determined.
- Build your stamina.
- Practise every single day as perfection doesn’t come easily.
- Be confident.