Are you the one who wins this CAT prep challenge?


From the form of a batsman in the ongoing World Cup, to your chances of ensuring that your efforts in guaranteeing that your CAT prep actually pay off big, it is about how you think, and what you believe. It is amazing how what you think begins to become the reality. It’s all in the state of mind. Because that is what can give you the confidence you need to crack the CAT, more often than not.

If there is one must-do thing for you to really get going, it is reading and believing the following master-piece.

This poem by Walter D. Wintle is as timeless as it gets.

If you think you are beaten, you are;

If you think you dare not, you don’t.

If you’d like to win, but you think you can’t,

It is almost a cinch- you won’t.

If you think you’ll lose, you’ve lost;

For out in this world we find

Success begins with a fellow’s will

It’s all in the state of mind.

If you think you’re outclassed, you are;

You’ve got to think high to rise.

You’ve got to be sure of yourself before

You can ever win the prize.

Life’s battles don’t always go

To the stronger or faster man;

But sooner or later the man who wins

Is the one who thinks he can!

-Walter D. Wintle

Can you guess the number of times the most crucial word (think) appears in this short poem? And across how many different contexts!!

Cracking the CAT is the purpose of your CAT Preparation – isn’t it! And to actually do that, it is crucial that you think that you can! That is where it all begins from. And that is a choice you can make at any time, including right this moment.

About the author: Deekshant has sleep-walked through several 100 and 99.9 %iles in practically every section of the CAT. That he is a cricket fan and he writes okay is evident from most of his posts. 1000s of our students swear that he can motivate almost anyone to double his/her percentile through very simple yet powerful inputs. And that’s why every MBAGuru student has direct access to him via mail and Telegram. Oddly, he somehow also finds the time to write songs professionally. And yes … almost missed this … he is an alumnus of IIT Delhi & IIM Cal 🙂

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