What’s your favorite mode of handling tough times – pause or adapt?

Different people react differently to the same situation. 

What some see as a challenge appears to be an opportunity to others.

As some stop and wait for things to clear, others move proactively, anticipating changes and ever-ready to pivot and adapt as needed.

As some worry about what they are short on, others focus on what they additionally have now that they can use to zoom ahead.

I wrote in a recent blog that we were anticipating and prepared for a longer lock-down – had we been waiting for it to lift on 31st March (as announced by Delhi government initially), 1000s of our students would have wasted a month by now (and even more by 3rd May, the new likely date of lockdown removal/easing). And we are now assuming it to be a few weeks longer than that.

If you are a DU / IP student who had put her/his CAT Prep (or any other important decision for that matter) on hold thinking you will begin after exams, you might have wasted a few weeks already. Chances of several colleges and universities not conducting or at least significantly deferring the final exams are high.

And CAT is unlikely to be postponed; next year MBA admissions may happen as usual; the world will move on – you can stay behind, with or ahead of it!

If you realize you are in a pause mode – you can still decide to leave it. There are still weeks ahead to be made better use of. Weeks, that if used well, can propel you to your dream. And each day is an opportunity.

Move, adapt, win – it’s fun! Plus it will take you to a better place.

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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