Perseverance in learning to play violin, which is more important, perseverance or interest
Most people see performance only on stage. They may say, "I can never play that well" or "I don't have enough talent," but they don't see what's going on behind scenes. about artist History: lost hours of practice, times of failure, a lot of criticism, endless self-doubt; But these difficulties persist. You can see that biggest gap between people who are gone and people who are on stage now is whether they insist on practicing daily, asking for advice every day, they always solve problems early even when they want to give up. They didn't relax their demands on themselves when they got middle mention. Dreams that are not realized are always just dreams, so they prefer to wake up early to fulfill their dreams. They do everything possible for their goals. purpose and never waver, it is their source of motivation, it is their purpose, they have found meaning of life and all their hard work and perseverance has made them who they are today.
Persistence is a necessary condition for success
This year, I attended awards ceremony at my alma mater, Peking University, and then held a discussion with award-winning undergraduate students. These kids are graduate students selected by top universities and are best of best, but they still have many challenges to face. As a former scientist, I give them one of most important suggestions: interest is important, but more important than interest is "persistence."
For example, when I was a freshman, I suddenly had to adapt to high level of teaching and intellectual competition of highest university. The amount of knowledge is so great and complexity is so high. Items that I once loved may become less "cute and charming" up. This is completely normal. Before truly devoting yourself to scientific research, much knowledge is like scattered beads, not connected in a necklace, you do not see their further use and cannot fully appreciate their beauty.
It's inevitable that learning can seem boring these days, so "persistence" is especially important. Persistently go through stage of “mountains and rivers, there is no doubt and no way out”, and there will be “another village”. As for choosing a specialty, my suggestion is this: of course, first you need to choose specialty that interests you and in which you are well versed. But if you do not choose your favorite specialty, there is nothing to be afraid of. One thing to remember is that when you start, all subjects are interesting, and our human curiosity leads us home. But on other hand, if you fall when you see a little boring on surface, you can't hit it, and you hang out, then all objects are meaningless.
Parents teach better than interests
But are our parents really that concerned about their children's persistence? No, we pay more attention to their results! When their grades are not satisfactory, we get angry, we cannot sleep, we are too eager to help our children. But we do not know how to help them, because we do not know what essence is, and often we cannot understand cause and effect of education. I would like to ask everyone first: nature has placed child in our hands for more than ten years, if he does not become a child with perseverance today, should we challenge our usual practice in past? That our practice has deviated from true meaning of education for more than ten years, and sometimes even went in wrong direction?
I don't need to say how much we love children and how much happiness children bring us. But is there free happiness in this world? No. Our price is our responsibility to them. This duty is very difficult and tests our own wisdom and perseverance. I am also a parent, and I am just like everyone else. Let's not stand by and criticize children for their lack of perseverance.
Children have problems they have to deal with, and parents have problems parents have to deal with. It must be admitted that perseverance, like intelligence, has an innate component, and such common sense should be in all of us. Since ancient times, people have known that "industriousness can make up for clumsiness, and stupid birds fly first", and same applies to perseverance. If you don't think that your child is born with toughness that some children have, you can do more homework than parents of these children, otherwise their dream of developing their intellectual potential will forever remain a dream. If you say that these parents are my role models, but I really can't be like them, then we can only agree that children's performance is unsatisfactory.