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Procrastination vs Focus

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Hello future leaders,

I am Murthy. A fellow GMAT aspirant.

This is not your typical sample GMAT Q&A . If you want to just practice, we have lot of posts/threads with an ocean of questions/replies to go through.

This post is for those guys who are determined to do well in GMAT but somehow gets distracted and postpones the study.

I'd like to share two stories that always inspire me ,push me out of my comfort zone and lets me study.

Story 1 : Procrastination

Not a very long time ago, there is this guy who works in a firm; let's call him Mr.A. He is not very fond of his boss(who the heck ever is!!). Mr. A tends to postpone any meetings or lunches with him with whatever the silly little excuse he could ponder . Sometimes when he runs out of excuses, he would attend the meeting/lunch and try to be available (physically and mentally ) but eventually he'd end up feeling bored,tired and sleepy. Even 20 minutes of a presentation seem like forever to him . This would again make him invent new excuses that help him avoid such meetings.
Now , one day a new member joins the team and he instantly likes her and enjoys every second of their conversation. Simply put, he's crazy about her. Now the same meetings/lunches arranged by boss with the team seem way more interesting and fun. Instead of coming late or finding an excuse to avoid the meeting , instead he is the first one to show up. Sleepy and tiresome emotions now turned into excitement as he checks-in to the meeting room 5 mins before and starts checking his watch every now and then. He wants to prepone every thing just to see/be with her.

Sorry to end my little romantic short but that's pretty much it.

Takeaway : we procrastinate only the things that are not important to us. So if you think GMAT is important and want to score well, then treat it the way you treat your GF. I know it's sounds funny but unless you develop interest and start liking the exam, you can hardly focus while studying. I mean what's not to like about this exam. Just look at the type of questions and the areas it tests. It's really interesting and mind opening.

Story 2 : Focus

A Crane is on a mission to fill it's empty stomach . He stands still to hunt fish that comes towards him . There are far more smaller size fishes in that pond than larger ones. These small fishes often surround the crane who is cool as a cucumber. They even touch the crane to examine. This is little tempting for the hungry crane as it's an easy catch. Nevertheless, the crane stood still like a mysterious iceberg. Then comes the big fish towards the crane and when it's close enough , the crane strikes and succeeds in his hunt.

Takeaway : Had the crane got distracted and settle for the smaller fish, it would've scared the other fish and the crane would be hungry soon. So we gotta pass these trivial temptations such as social media, TV shows etc ., Always think about the big picture. Just visualize how your life would be once you get an admission in your favorite bschool. I mean can't you let go of these smaller distractions and concentrate on GMAT.
I believe everyone can do so; if they put their mind,heart and soul to it.

If you like these writeups about motivation, study tips and exam hacks and want me to post more such stuff, please give kudos as it really encourages me.

Thank you. Happy Studying.

Much love
Murthy K

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Originally posted by Murthykvln94 on 28 Mar 2019, 10:54.
Last edited by Murthykvln94 on 06 Apr 2019, 01:04, edited 1 time in total.
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New post 28 Mar 2019, 11:21
Absolutely right. Really good post. Kudos +1
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New post 28 Mar 2019, 20:38
Murthykvln94 wrote:
Hello future leaders,

I am Murthy. A fellow GMAT aspirant.

This is not your typical sample GMAT Q&A . If you want to just practice, we have lot of posts/threads with an ocean of questions/replies to go through.

This post is for those guys who are determined to do well in GMAT but somehow gets distracted and postpones the study.

I'd like to share two stories that always inspire me ,push me out of my comfort zone and lets me study.

Story 1 : Procastination

Not a very long time ago, there is this guy who works in a firm; let's call him Mr.A. He is not very fond of his boss(who the heck ever is!!). Mr. A tends to postpone any meetings or lunches with him with whatever the silly little excuse he could ponder . Sometimes when he runs out of excuses, he would attend the meeting/lunch and try to be available (physically and mentally ) but eventually he'd end up feeling bored,tired and sleepy. Even 20 minutes of a presentation seem like forever to him . This would again make him invent new excuses that help him avoid such meetings.
Now , one day a new member joins the team and he instantly likes her and enjoys every second of their conversation. Simply put, he's crazy about her. Now the same meetings/lunches arranged by boss with the team seem way more interesting and fun. Instead of coming late or finding an excuse to avoid the meeting , instead he is the first one to show up. Sleepy and tiresome emotions now turned into excitement as he checks-in to the meeting room 5 mins before and starts checking his watch every now and then. He wants to prepone every thing just to see/be with her.

Sorry to end my little romantic short but that's pretty much it.

Takeaway : we procastinate only the things that are not important to us. So if you think GMAT is important and want to score well, then treat it the way you treat your GF. I know it's sounds funny but unless you develop interest and start liking the exam, you can hardly focus while studying. I mean what's not to like about this exam. Just look at the type of questions and the areas it tests. It's really interesting and mind opening.

Story 2 : Focus

A Crane is on a mission to fill it's empty stomach . He stands still to hunt fish that comes towards him . There are far more smaller size fishes in that pond than larger ones. These small fishes often sorround the crane who is cool as a cucumber. They even touch the crane to examine. This is little tempting for the hungry crane as it's an easy catch. Nevertheless, the crane stood still like a mysterious iceberg. Then comes the big fish towards the crane and when it's close enough , the crane strikes and succeeds in his hunt.

Takeaway : Had the crane got distracted and settle for the smaller fish, it woud've scared the other fish and the crane would be hungry soon. So we gotta pass these trivial temptations such as social media, TV shows etc ., Always think about the big picture. Just visualize how your life would be once you get an admission in your favourite bschool. I mean can't you let go of these smaller distractions and concentrate on GMAT.
I believe everyone can do so; if they put their mind,heart and soul to it.

If you like these writeups about motivation, study tips and exam hacks and want me to post more such stuff, please give kudos as it really encourages me.

Thank you. Happy Studying.

Much love
Murthy K

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Another article wanted! Good examples.

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Nicely said Murthykvln94 !!
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