The best gym or the best CAT coaching may not be the ones that are equipped with the best gadgets or boast of the swankiest infrastructure.
But let’s assume that your gym and coaching have a decent infra. Let’s also assume that your trainers at the gym or the CAT coaching are among the best. And of course, as is necessary, you are willing to put in your best efforts!
Wait, an old habit could still stop you from succeeding!
Almost all of our academic lives, we gather book-loads of information, often disguised or presented as knowledge. We learn, we memorize, we are tested, we score, and we forget most of what we memorized. The information is finally (quickly) lost because it has usually been gained over a very short period of time.
That’s why our week just before the exams is most productive. That’s where we memorize the most. And generally, it suffices.
Skills, on the other hand, can’t be mastered over a short period of time. Whether you want to learn a sport, or excel at painting or music, it requires a longer period with regular (daily!) effort. A 10-hour practice session a day before the match would probably cause more damage than it would help.
And most skills stay with you long after you’ve been tested upon them.
Preparing for CAT is like building skills or muscles. A little bit, daily, and you will be a master by the end of it! And the best gym or the best CAT coaching will create the environment to help you do just that.
Make some progress, almost daily!
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 🙂