So the basic idea is that I want to become a theoretical physicist in the future( in 12th now)and with those conditions, I understand that a person requires originality creativity intuition and good amount of imagination(aside from tremendous skill in the mathematics aspect of it). But I also want to train myself mentally in the future as I study physics and thus was looking for some tips from Professors or students with experience in academia.
For example, I’ve decided that from now on I’m only going to try new things( like new food and even smaller things on a daily basis) in my life to train myself so that when I meet the next big thing I don’t hesitate to move onto it and can recognise it instantly. Or, if I ever come across any new idea or meet new people with new ideas, I don’t discriminate their thought processes and instead become capable of adopting them. I don’t know if you can actually force such lessons by forcing such habits but I think it’s worth a shot.
Another similar lesson that I have decided to impart on myself is to listen to what people junior to me or who are my age have to say. I realise that I don't usually listen to what my friends have to say because I don't put enough effort to understanding what they are trying to say and instead move onto the advice of teachers. A similar approach would be to constantly keep asking questions and to never doubt my concepts for future understanding. So what are the lessons that you would like to adopt for the future or you have adopted in the past which have helped you for your future?