One day, Abdul’s teacher had brought the whole class to the beach to observe the birds flying over the sea. Abdul was left awestruck! The concepts of locomotion – thrust, lift, and velocity- that he had seen on the blackboard came to life when he saw the birds in flight! Now, Abdul was driven to learn everything about aerodynamics. Abdul wanted to fly to the stars, and he would stop at nothing to achieve that dream.
William’s life changed when his school started a computer lab for the first time! Learning about computers ignited a passion in William that he had never experienced before. He wanted to spend all his waking hours learning about computers, and in his sleep, he even dreamt about them! During the weekends, he took a bus to a nearby college so he could keep learning in the lab there. William wanted to make his own computer, and he was going to learn everything possible to get there.
Marie was a brilliant student who had her heart set on studying physics in college. But, she did not have any money to pay the fees. Marie, however, was not the one to let obstacles get in her way. The thrill that she got from learning how the universe worked was something Marie wanted to have for the rest of her life! Undeterred, she took up multiple jobs to earn money for her fees. Marie even found a secret underground school to help her study for college-level courses! The only thing that kept her going through these obstacles was her passion to study physics.
Do you know who these children went on to become…
What drove these individuals to change the world in such a powerful way?
Their undying passion to Keep Learning.
When you are motivated to learn throughout your life, there is no stopping the heights of success that you can reach. Achieving success is never easy, and you may well find roadblocks along the way.
What if Bill Gates had stopped practicing coding because his school was closed?
What if Abdul Kalam had let his childhood circumstances stop him from studying?
What if Marie Curie had given up on her dream to study physics because she did not have money to pay her fees?
We may not have had Microsoft, The Missile Man of India, or know anything about radioactivity!
Even in your studies, you may find certain things difficult to understand, but nothing is impossible to learn. So, how do you get there?
Be inspired and Keep Learning.
This inspiration can come from a person, nature, a story, or anything else in the world. All it needs to do is to ignite a passion in you and keep the spirit of Keep Learning on.
| Here is an activity for you!
Tell us what or who inspires you to Keep Learning and stand a chance to be featured on the BYJU’S Student Corner at our headquarters! Send us your inspiration as a photo, drawing, essay, postcard, or any way that you like to express yourself.
You can send us your entries, with your name and class, via post to this address- “Creative Minds”, BYJU’S, 6th Floor, Tower D, IBC Knowledge Park, 4/1, Bannerghatta Main Road, Bengaluru- 560029.
Or you can also email your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Entries will be accepted till November 10, 2019
We can’t wait to see your inspiration to Keep Learning!
Deepthi is an ambivert who is on a steady diet of good food, filter coffee, and self-improvement. Being an ardent reader, storytelling has been her first love and she enjoys exploring how to convey stories compellingly. Having studied psychology and experienced the learning and development field, Deepthi is driven to understand human behavior and to know what makes each of us unique. You are most likely to find her tucked into a cozy corner at a local cafe with a Kindle or a book in hand. If you find her there, stop by and say hello, she'd be eager to learn your story too. Until then, you can ping her at email@example.com for anything you may like to share.
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