Mindset works very similarly across different domains of life. So, to figure out your way to a successful CAT prep journey, you may need to look beyond CAT prep or exam prep itself.Remember the times (or just that one time) when you did better than you expected?
Scored well on a test, won that tough match, came up trumps in that debate, and you were happy!
Were you under pressure and came through?
It means you have great pressure handling ability.
Were your expectations so low that you just didn’t worry?
It indicates that you probably are at your best when you don’t care much.
Were you so focused on the process that the goal did not matter?
Were you so focused on the goal that the process took care of itself?
How were you feeling before that event? What were you thinking then?
The answer to these questions might just help you get your act together now. What worked for you then will be a clue to what is very likely to work today.
So, revisit your winning moments, rediscover the journey, refresh the success in your mind. The secret map to the treasure you are looking for in your future might just be gathering dust in your past.
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