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# A letter to 22-year old myself who has decided to take GMAT

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I absolutely love this. It's sooooo easy to get jealous of the people who come to this section of GMAT Club just to say "I crushed the GMAT in two weeks!"

The truth: that sort of thing happens for very, very few people. Your story is so much more common, amritakeswani. And you're handling it absolutely the right way: if you think of the GMAT as an opportunity to learn and grow and develop as a person, you can't possibly fail.

Keep us posted, we're rooting for you!
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Just what I needed to hear as I have been feeling down and disappointed lately.

Beautiful write up! One and half years into this journey and not able to get anywhere near my dream score.

Takes a lot of motivation to continue after every failed attempt. Off late feeling very demotivated, but your letter sends me some hope.

I hope you get your dream score soon, girl !
All the best

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A worthy post for people who are just starting their GMAT prep. It is better to know what one is up against than jumping into a vast of unknown just by hearing someone's success stories. This should appear in top search results on GMATClub when someone does so, while confused about how to start the prep.

One thing is for sure that for some it would be an exam to crack and for others a journey to remember.
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This is not a debrief. I still have not scored my target score but I got the urge to share the experience of most of the people who took the decision to take GMAT and who just got themselves on this beautiful roller coaster ride. This is through a letter to the 22-year old myself who decided to take GMAT in February 2019.

Dear Amrita,

You have come a long way in your career, and you have a long way to go further. You have just taken a beautiful decision to take the GMAT. And you have already ordered OGs from Amazon. You are considering GMAT only one small step to your goal of getting into that top business school. Trust me, this is going to be your 2.5 year-long step. I hope it’s not more than that. It’s a journey where every time you will fail only to win once in the end. It is the journey to not only win in the end but also learn those life skills- discipline and not quitting. There will be times when you will burn out by studying and studying and studying just to see no improvement in your scores. There will be times when you will want to give up. There will be times where you will be underestimating yourself. You will start hating yourself because you couldn’t have a study session one day. There will be many times when you will be overwhelmed with the resources and knowledge out there. There will be times when you will be making huge payments in dollars for classes, resources, mocks, tests, etc. There will be times where you will be jealous of people succeeding before you on this journey. There will be times when you will want to start from scratch because you will doubt your way of studying. There will be disappointments after the majority of the mocks.

And so will be disappointments in life. Everyone has. GMAT is not an exam but a journey- a journey to teach you to get up again when you fall. It’s a journey to teach you to never give up until you get that score for which you started your journey. It’s a journey to help make your dream of getting into that top business school a reality. Never underestimate yourself. You will get there. Take help wherever you can, but more than that, trust your skills. And trust the GMAT. It doesn’t want to punish you but to help you to get what you aim for and to help you what you need to become. You have made a beautiful decision even to start this journey. And trust me, you will rock it.

In the end, all this hustle will be worth it.

Your forever supporter,
24-year-old Amrita

I felt like this was a conversation with myself. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and feelings out here. It was so weird. I could connect with EVERY SINGLE word you wrote. It would be great to connect with you and know the person behind this beautiful yet honest letter

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