SWOT Analysis – Honesty, still remains the best policy

If you were to attend any webinar or seminar on management topics, you are sure to come across the term “SWOT” analysis, at least a few times. The best CBSE schools in Coimbatore make students to identify their strength, weakness, opportunities and threats through different activities.

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What exactly is this and how is this applicable to a young school student’s life. Well, for the uninitiated, SWOT stands for ‘Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats’.  Once you do a detailed analysis of these key areas, achieving your objectives becomes that much easier. However, is it that easy? If it was that easy, then almost anyone, aspiring to achieve something in life, could use the SWOT mantra for success. But it always doesn’t work that way. There is something, another key ingredient that is required. Let’s take a look.

Know your Strengths:

Listing down your areas of strength isn’t as straightforward as you think. There is a reason for that. For example, if someone were to ask you to list down your areas of strength, what do you do as a student? You will perhaps list down things such as punctuality, self-discipline, proficiency in a particular subject or subjects, your good performances in a particular sport, etc. However, the key here is to list down only those areas in which you are “really” good at and not those where you “wish” you want to be good. You need to be brutally honest. 

Fix your Weaknesses:

Continuing from where we left of in the case of strength, this is again another area where you need to brutally honest. If you feel that you have been lazy and not been able to finish off your school activities /homework on time because of that, than accept the fact. The best CBSE schools in Coimbatore focus on slow learners and train them with some activities to be successful in their career. Be honest. Remember, any solution for an issue does not come from denying it rather than accepting it with all humility and honesty. Write down the fact that you have been lazy and you need to get up a bit earlier in the morning to finish off your pending work or practice in case you are participating in a sports event.

Elite sportspersons are a good example here. Those who reach the pinnacle in sports are those who are constantly working on their weaknesses. It could be about a certain technique, strategy or fitness, but those who reach the top in sports are those who accept their weakness, analyses what could be done to overcome them and then diligently work towards overcoming the challenges. A Viral Kohl or a Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Djokovic, Messi, while being gifted with talent, are also known to work extremely hard to maintain such lofty standards in their chosen sport. 

Look for your Opportunities:

It goes without saying that you need to be focused on the opportunities. Remember, in a school like The Camford, which is one of the best CBSE schools in Coimbatore, there are always opportunities available in abundance for you to showcase your skills. It could be in academics, sports, or other activities. It is a school where there are events happening on almost every passing day. There could be no excuses for you to choose a particular area and shine in it. So, no delays in your progress – Staying away from procrastination.

It could be topping in your favorite subject, or winning that coveted medal in a tennis tournament, winning the chess championship, whatever, but make sure that you keep your focus. 

Be aware of the Threats:

Where there are opportunities there are threats. The biggest threat, as a young student, lies within you. Yes, there are distractions galore that can put you off your goal. If you have decided on achieving a particular goal, then make sure that you are spending quality time, however less it may be, focusing on the same. For example, if you have decided to be among the toppers in a particular subject, say for example, English, then make sure that you are spending some extra time studying. Similarly, if it is a sport, then you need to be disciplined enough to practice regularly, take care of your diet, work on your technique etc. At the end of the day, the key, whatever be the goal, is to be honest with yourself. Remember, this integrity and honesty will help you weather many a storm when you grow up and succeed in your chosen field. The world is full of example of people who have done so. Know your SWOT Analysis. Now it is your turn.

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