My 30 Minutes Rule Made My Niece the Topper in the Subject She Hated The Most

Her success taught me that everything is possible through this 30 minutes rule

Muhammad Fazal
3 min readMay 26, 2022


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Find your passion. Do what you love to do. Never settle for less. Always find your purpose and meaning.

Fine, that’s great. You should do the things you love to do. But don’t you think still life never fails to throw at your the things you do not like to do?

Doesn’t pursuing a career in the science field come with some of the subjects you dislike?

Well, something similar happened to my niece.

Her Complaints and My Answer

She called me one day, as she has this habit of asking for help from me, saying, “I have taken a particular discipline, but that field comes with one finance subject that I do not like to study. I’m well prepared for every other subject, but this subject is a headache. It could cost me my top position. Additionally, I have two months left in exams, and I haven’t touched the subject yet. What should I do?”

First of all, I told her to relax. Then I began.

I told her, “Look, the subjects you love to study have already gone to autopilot, which means you do not have to use your willpower to study those. You pick those books unconsciously and have built the muscles for those. But the subject you dislike needs willpower because you do not like to study it.”

To which she replied, “Exactly!”

So I began further, “Why don’t you do the most difficult thing first as you wake up? Why don’t you pick that finance subject first thing in the morning, hit the stopwatch for 30 minutes, and study it however it is possible for you and then as the time reaches 30 minutes, you put the book aside and get busy with other things.”

I Suggested to Her One Thing More Before She Hung up The Call

I told her that she must track her progress. You must maintain a calendar where you can hit the checkmarks as you study for just 30 minutes, and the best would be to send me the screenshots of your daily progress.



Muhammad Fazal

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