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How Does One Stay Motivated To Study For CAT?

How Does One Stay Motivated To Study For CAT?

Team InsideIIM, asked 1 year ago

More often than not, everyone starts preparing for CAT with a zeal and enthusiasm that is required to get a good percentile.
However, with time, that motivation fades away and after a few bad mock test results and incomplete syllabus, the motivation dies completely.
How can one avoid this situation? How can an aspirant be constantly motivated to prepare well? What was/is your source of motivation?
Tell us in the comments!

4 Answers
Akshay Vijayvargiya, answered 1 year ago

Whenever I encounter this situation, I used to take a pen and a paper and make two kind of notes.
One note entitled “What I can get” and the other note entitled “What I can lose”
These two “What if” conditions always keeps me motivated and These two paper sheets are always present on my table and walls and get updated periodically.
And my other source of motivation is InsideIIM itself. Just need to go through their website, their CAT related Blogs and it always rejuvenate me and my preparation.
A big thanks to Team InsideIIM.
– Akshay Vijayvargiya, CAT Aspirant.

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It just doesn’t motivate you but it can rejuvenate you and your hard work. It’s like a rebirth of all your inspiration and your motivation.

Aditya Prakash, MBA Aspirant

replied 11 months ago

Can you show your both paper sheets?
If you can please send it to this mail.
email- prakashaditya037@gmail.com
Thank You.

nishant vurla, MBA Aspirant answered 1 year ago

Whenever i get demotivated i watch IIM A &  C videos And try that  once they boost you up

I can vouch for this. It is genuinely motivating to watch those videos.

Parth Shekhar, MBA Aspirant answered 1 year ago

Yes, watching videos of prestigious b-schools, sticking morning motivational posters in your room, setting the picture of your dream school entrance gate as your wallpaper, etc. are some of the tried and tested ways to help you stay on track. But, anything in access might make you prone to complacency and you no longer get motivated from these. People have the tendency to do things in desperation, although it has shown positive results, the negatives should not be neglected as well.
To overcome this, try this- Write up your motivation on a piece of paper and keep it in a cupboard or a drawer (somewhere you can’t see it first thing in the morning, but definitely going to check later in the day). The theory behind this is that sudden motivations work even better when you are not expecting it. It makes you realize if you were demotivated without you knowing it.
This might seem unconventional but definitely worth a try.

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the solution I have suggested has worked for me. So it might as well work for others.

Medha Gupta, MBA Aspirant
answered 1 year ago

if you ever feel demotivated just find a peaceful corner,sit there and reflect,”why did you start this in the first place?”.
You can go through this article click here

Yes, watching videos of prestigious b-schools, sticking morning motivational posters in your room, setting the picture of your dream school entrance gate as your wallpaper, etc. are some of the tried and tested ways to help you stay on track. But, anything in access might make you prone to complacency and you no longer get motivated from these. People have the tendency to do things in desperation, although it has shown positive results, the negatives should not be neglected as well.

To overcome this, try this- Write up your motivation on a piece of paper and keep it in a cupboard or a drawer (somewhere you can’t see it first thing in the morning, but definitely going to check later in the day). The theory behind this is that sudden motivations work even better when you are not expecting it. It makes you realize if you were demotivated without you knowing it.

This might seem unconventional but definitely worth a try.

Mayank Gaur, MBA Aspirant

replied 11 months ago

I feel fear all the time,sometimes bad mocks make it worse and sometimes achieving good weekly targets make it better,however I cannot stop and will not stop coz it’s better to die trying than to give up and when I say that to myself it not only motivates me,it cheers me up and makes me go in full throttle

Raj Kamal, MBA Aspirant

replied 11 months ago

I write one line daily on my Dairy that ” I will do it no matter how hard it may be.I will give my 100%”.

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