When reading the title, you might have thought that this was going to be some ‘revolutionary’ suggestion to help improve your exam and test scores, but let me tell you that it isn’t. I believe that true genius lies in simplicity, and I am going to be giving you a fresh perspective on advice that you have heard your whole life – Answer the questions that you know first.
All this marketing work, paired up with staying in shape physically, mentally and spiritually has been time consuming, leading to a lot of stuff to catch up with in school (As I am sure is the case with all of you in college and universities. If not, get to Verving!). So, there I was today sitting in my Biology class, taking a make-up exam, trying to implement a skill I’ve been learning recently. This skill was to imagine the future you truly want deep down inside you, and to let your hard word and determination help make it a reality, while avoiding negativity and criticism towards that vision, since thinking about what you DON’T want, will attract more of it to you.
Even though I wasn’t, I told myself, ‘I am prepared for this exam. I am ready to kill it’. I put on some epic tunes and got in that ‘State’ which Toni Robbins talks about, The one which I usually am in before having a GOOD test, and avoiding the things that usually plague my mind when I am not prepared enough – i.e. Getting scared that the final result will suck, and avoiding spending too much time on problems that made me get into a mindset of ‘not knowing what to do’.
I walked out of that exam hall feeling like a million dollars, because I just KNEW that I did a lot better than I would have by focusing on what I DIDN’T know, and stayed in the positive mindset of knowing all the answers.
So basically, it is POINTLESS to focus on the negatives. Literally. You gain SO much more by thinking about the positive future you want, instead of the negative future you don’t want.