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# How do you stay motivated?

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04 Jul 2010, 13:24
I'm just curious as to how you guys stay motivated while preparing for the exam. I've been hitting the GMAT pretty hard these past couple of weeks and I feel like I'm burning out.

I couldn't find any threads related to this topic so if there are any, please point me in the right direction.

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04 Jul 2010, 13:29
i have the same problem--staying motivated!! now i am trying to believe that good education= good job (since i don't realy like what i am doing now)...

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04 Jul 2010, 16:43
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Read all the successful GMAT write-ups on this board! Most of them have one thing in common -- hard work.

Whenever I need a boost, I come to the "GMAT Experience" board here on GMATClub and read a few of the 700+ write-ups.

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05 Jul 2010, 11:29
that's interesting!

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09 Jul 2010, 19:10
It can certainly be difficult to maintain a positive attitude throughout your entire study plan. As with all things, some days will be good, and others bad. That's life.

You might feel particularly overwhelmed once you think of the big picture. Nobody can handle thinking about the GMAT, MBA, and life and family afterward. It's simply too much. Just focus on what you have to do today and things will fall into place. Just take things one step at a time. It's much easier to accomplish smaller goals. Eventually, things will add up.

YourDreamTheater has a good point; read some of the GMAT Experience topics. That helped me, especially when I needed a break.
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09 Jul 2010, 22:30
I'm not sure if it's gonna help but I try to make the GMAT thing personal for me. Like for now, screw all the grad apps and the essays and ultimately whether I get in or not, right now, at this moment in time, it's the GMAT vs Me. And I try to think about the rewards that will come with having a good GMAT score, not to mention the bragging rights as I have some pretty friendly/intense competition around me with fellows students whom are also taking their GMAT's as well.
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10 Jul 2010, 08:09
You might find this useful:

gmat-prep-burnout-77149.html

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# How do you stay motivated?

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