If you’re like most students, you probably approach exams with a degree of anxiety and worry. You’re anxious because you don’t know if you’ve prepared enough and worried because you’re afraid that you won’t do well. While exam anxiety and worry are perfectly normal, they are not a requirement for your success. In fact, you CAN do away with these negative emotions AND still achieve phenomenal success in your exams.
How? By being prepared and applying the Law of Attraction. In its basic sense, the Law of Attraction (LOA) is about being confident that you will achieve the best results, even before you achieve them. It is also about giving your best effort in every moment and believing that you will succeed. The Universe is always listening to your thoughts, words and actions. And whatever you think, say and do, the Law of Attraction will give you more of it.
Here’s how you can get started:
Tip #1 – Do the work and study
The Law of Attraction is one of the most natural laws in the universe, but it will not work for you if you don’t do anything at all. Remember, it’s not a quick fix formula or miracle that can help you through an exam that you haven’t studied for. In order to magnetise the Law of Attraction, you must apply “affirmative action.” This simply means you must prepare yourself with the right knowledge and skills, as well as a high level of optimism. This is your first step.
Tip # 2 – Have faith
The lack of faith and confidence is something that often sabotages even the most well-meaning and hardworking students. You can make all the preparations you want, but if you constantly have doubt and fear, you can’t perform at your best. To counter your feelings of fear and doubt, adopt a positive and happy attitude, no matter how big the exam is. As you study, have full faith that you’re going to do your best in the exam and get the best results. The more you get into action by doing your revisions, the more confidence you’ll build. As the saying goes “the more I practice, the luckier I get”
Tip # 3 – Be accountable
As a student, you must realise that no one else is responsible for getting you better grades in your exams. Only YOU can make that happen. Therefore, learn to accept the responsibility. Take a look at where you are now and how much time you have until that big exam. This is your reality, figure out what you need to do and get started right away purposefully.
Tip # 4 – Practice positive affirmation
To become more confident in your own abilities, practice positive affirmation. This is how you do it -Each time you open a book or turn on your computer to study, say to yourself, “I am confident and I have faith that this is my best study. I am going to do my best in this exam.” It may feel silly at first, but once you make it a habit, it will come naturally to you and it will feel good.
Tip # 5 – Tap into your intuition
Unless you possess a photographic memory, it is impossible for you to memorise entire books from cover to cover. Therefore, students often struggle with figuring out what to study for their exams. Before you begin studying, take some time to think about the topics that may come up in your upcoming exam. Listen to your intuition and then make the necessary preparation. Your intuition is the universe’s way of showing you the way.
Tip # 6 – Visualise your success
Each day, take 10-15 minutes to meditate and clear your mind. You can do it in the morning, evening or just before bed. If you’re not sure how to meditate, ask your parents for help in finding a brief guided-meditation recording. Once you’ve finished your meditation, visualise that you are studying with a happy attitude and that everything you are studying is being stored in your mind.
Tip #7 – Counter those negative thoughts and emotions
You are a human being, made of flesh and blood. You have thoughts and emotions, and some of them will be negative. No matter how positive you are, they will crop up time and again. So how do you handle it? Whenever you feel scared or have nagging doubt, say “Thank you” and think of happy things in your life. This will re-programme your subconscious mind to be more confident and deserving of happiness, fulfilment and success.
We leave you now with this thought – You are the most deserving person out there to ace that exam! Keep this in your mind and study well with happiness in your heart and optimism on your mind.