I will keep this short and I will probably take up the reason for why this WILL work 100%,in one of the future blogs.
But these are 3 simple steps to make your CAT Prep upto twice as powerful.
You can start these today. Infact you can start right after finishing this article. Starting would be easy. Sticking to these would be far tougher.
1. DELETE all unnecessary APPS (anything you don’t REALLY REALLY REALLY need) from your smartphone, tab, iPad or whatever gadgets you use daily. SWITCH OFF notifications for all apps. Even for the apps you keep, keep your main screen free (put the apps in the app drawer/equivalent) so that you have to take an additional step to even check any of these apps. People will call you, if it’s really really important. In most cases, nothing there is life altering, important or even urgent. It’s a lot of noise that just takes away the energy from your CAT Prep or anything else you want to do purposefully. And the worst part is that you don’t choose the time at which this noise happens. Use these APPS when you are not preparing and NOT alongside your preparation.
2. FIX TIME for engaging in any Telegram / Facebook / Whatsapp groups related to your preparation. You could be active on those groups say once (at most twice a day) at fixed times. Those times should be driven by YOU and your doubts/needs and not the other way around. The questions that others are doing, and when they are doing those are far less important than the time you waste in not doing what YOU should be doing at a time that suits you.
3. Keep your cellphone away (not put upside down, not in your pocket, not just on silent mode, but some distance away, preferably in a different room altogether) when you are preparing, whether it is a class at your CAT coaching, or you are attempting an AIRCAT / mock CAT. You will start achieving in 3 hours what you will otherwise accomplish in 6!
Whether you do these or not depends on how badly you want to improve your productivity in relation to CAT Preparation or anything else you consider important. But if you take these 3 very doable, immediately applicable simple steps, you WILL see a definite improvement in how the time you invest in your preparation brings in twice as powerful results.
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 🙂