The “make it large” ad for a liquor brand is aspirational in nature. Everyone wants to make it big! But very few do. And till you make it big, what do you intend to do?
Do you intend to just sit and wait for your glory day? Or just hope, wish and pray? Or just feel you aren’t as lucky as some others who have made it big in the past?
In the context of online preparation for CAT, big means ensuring that you crack the CAT!
How does big happen?
Big doesn’t happen by itself – nor is it something you can generally control.
Big happens when a lot of small adds up – and that is something you can almost always control.
It is better to do something small and positive with what you have now than to just imagine something (till it appears) daunting somewhere in the future.
Small also means progress, and momentum; and then a test of your purpose and conviction to stay the course till you make it large.
In so far as your CAT exam preparation is concerned, small means ensuring most days take you forward.
What can YOU do?
Tendulkar, Dhoni, Kohli would have played thousands of gully matches, school matches before they made it to the big stage. Similar would have been the case for any other persons whoever ‘arrived’.
Making it to IIMs might seem daunting – and visualizing success will help, your best efforts at the best CAT coaching as per your needs will help. But the one thing you still need to do to make it large is to make the small count add up to big.
Make today productive. Take that first step, face that first fear, make that first promise you made to yourself come true.
Start small, and keep going, to make it large. And yes, start NOW!
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