Hope you are doing good!
If you are doubting yourself, your CAT preparation or your progress, then this is a must-read for you. This writeup contains the crux of learning and experiences of 1000s of CAT aspirants just like you. Right around this time, a few weeks before CAT, they faced doubts pretty similar to the ones you might be facing right now. They felt unready, unsure and even dejected. Many felt they should postpone, if not give up, on their MBA dream.
But here’s some perspective.
For the past several months, you have invested a lot of your time in your CAT prep at MBAGuru, attending ADAPTIVE sessions & Modules online, figuring out your strengths and weaknesses all along, attending ADAPTIVE Advanced workshops, working your way through the maze of Class/home sheets, taking online sectional tests, taking AIRCATs, analyzing them, practicing additional material, watching videos from your mentors and engaging in the continuous Quizzes, doubt clearing and discussions over multiple Telegram channels. Please read the preceding lines again and allow yourself to soak in the fact that the efforts that you have put in, even at their worst, are nothing less than remarkable.
However, the past few weeks would have been both testing and distracting for you or some of your friends around you whose intensity towards CAT/MBA Prep would begin to show signs of dropping. AIRCAT scores and percentiles may not have helped your enthusiasm either. So, your mind would be concocting reasons to give up. It is something that is natural. Something that happens almost every year with a certain percentage of students – who get placed or distracted; disinterested or satisfied! The CAT drawing closer also makes some of you feel that you are not ready right now and maybe next year would be your year – but then, we do feel more comfortable about keeping our dreams at a distance, don’t we? Even when we have a chance to make them come true NOW!
Just pause for a moment, close your eyes and imagine yourself at your Dream B-School – IIMA/B/C/FMS perhaps?
The assignments, the projects, the presentations, the fun, the learning, the experience, the friends you will make, the courses you will take, the hearts you will break 😉 (well 2 States certainly didn’t get it all wrong) and finally the placements, the packages that you will crack, or the entrepreneurial path you will take and ensure a successful career for yourself and serve as an inspiration for many others. The pride and the confidence you will carry with you for your life!
Isn’t that worth a little more effort?
A few more weeks of intensity and sweat?
A few more hours every day to ensure that sweet icing on the cake?
A few more workshops every week to ensure you do not miss out on anything?
A few more weeks of efforts to communicate more with those who are still going strong and getting stronger in their pursuit of their dream?
A few more interactions with your mentors to clear your head of the cob-webs of doubt and gain confidence?
A few more tests to ensure that you get that Para-Jumbles thing sorted out in your head?
If you need more proof, you can download a 5-week plan (Titled: The Last Mile Plan) here and that will show you tangible steps to make it possible! ADAPT it your needs and use it as a point of reference.
You have come a long way from where you started with us on your journey to crack CAT-21 – but here comes the last mile where the race is decided.
You have played long and hard so far and hung in there – but here come the final few overs or points where the match is decided.
You started on a journey that will culminate in a beautiful finale – all that matters now is how strong will you finish.
All those hours of efforts will finally yield their worth if you hold onto your dream tightly now.
So, control your mind, spur it into action, don’t lose focus, don’t lose intensity, don’t lose confidence, don’t let go of your dream!
Attend the workshops, attempt those tests you have been putting off, talk to other students who are positive, take time and interact with your mentors!
You must know and believe that the rigorous ADAPTIVE Prep that you have undertaken has prepared you extremely well to combat any challenge that the CAT entrance exam or any other MBA entrance exam will throw your way!
And if you face any issues or need any help, we are just a call or a mail and a smile away! So, reach out and let us ensure you finish strong and finish big!
You can telegram(message) me directly at https://t.me/DeekshantSahrawat I will try and get back asap – please be patient 🙂
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