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continuing with the experiences:-
Sajal_lovescat : IIM K
sc@rf@ce : NMIMS mumbai
raghav507 : No success story
kkabhi : IIM K
the_hate : IIM C (one of the legends here at PG) :D
mahesh nishant : IIT Kanpur
iimahd11 : IIM L
blarcks : MDI Gurgaon
ak.tg47 : IIM B
shrinivassg : IIM A
aseem.ace : IIM C
newsense : IIM A
srinjoy : IIM C
thewhiterider : XLRI
catfiasco : MDI Gurgaon
juliet27 : XLRI
billy"bad-ass" : IIM C
sriharshakv : IIM B
R3D D3VIL : IIM A
catandmouse : IIT B
This is something to which a lot of people might not agree. All the great experiences that have made a mark here are really good. The only thing that bugs me here is how this motivation thing works for all of u puys (I have seen a lot of people using 'puy' in place of 'guy', I guess must do so as well, am I missing the rationale behind?). I really find it difficult to understand how, motivation works it has never worked for me as I wanted it to.
It is really good to read the experiences as a story and enjoy the happy ending (in most of the cases). But the trouble here is that either we (or rather I) look for a soothing empathetic plot or identify a hero out of the narrator. Yes they all are heroes but the post is to make a hero out of you and not to make a fan out of you. India is such a beautiful (sarcastic, without any intention to offend, but to portray the grey emotion) country that in 99% or more of the cases, anyone who will succeed (or for that matter make it to one of the cherished institutes) is bound to be a success story, fighting the paralyzed education system, caste based reservation system, social back stabbing and stigma pressures, the TAG thing, the unsatisfactory job work or opportunities etc .. etc .. etc.
One of the good ways to utilize the posts is to identify oneself as a potential hero and try to get there as one of the success stories, but thats again very subjective; motivation is something that may catalyze your efforts but at the end of the day what matters is the efforts put in. Dont get me wrong, as I said earlier the only thing is that I wonder how this motivation thing works for u all.
And i used to think that my story was crazy.....thank you for all these experiences....it was truly inspirational...way to go leaders!!!
Student of School of Inspirational Leadership
Eleanor Roosevelt the first lady of the US once said 'The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.'
This is exactly what each one of us have achieved till date while the others strive to achieve at the same time..making dreams come true is what we all aspire for..
Cheers to all those dreamers
Student of School of Inspired Leadership
This is a generic post and um sorry to place it here.
@Mods-If u feel this is of any worth for even a single fella then make it reach the right place. Its a request.
Before I begin lemme jus tell u briefly bout myself. An IT enginner with 3 yrs of exp with TCS n INFY the 2 biggest brand names. Started givin MBA entrances since 2006.Always securin pretty decently. Made it to the final list of SCMHRD n IMT but decided not to join. Now comes the purpose of this post. Offlate I have seen so many grim and sad post sayin the end f d world for them post any result comin out. At the same time do find loads f negative vibes flowin down amongst us. C'mon ppl u ol can do a loat bttr than that. U r the youth of this nation n best asset n u ppl goin don on jus a single blow. I sumhw cnt bliv this.
Here's a small example from my own very life. Last year jus 1 month b4 CAT my mom expired. Imagine my state of mine. had to rush bak handle my family responsibilities and came bak to Pune jus a week b4 CAT. N on top f dat IT ppl can understnd hw a 1 month leave takes toll on ur wrk lyf. I was literally slogging. Olmost had decyded to quit. But then my friend said. This month was crucial for polishing agreed and time was tough to concentrate but ur spirits shdnt dampen. Jus go and give ur best shot. its not a bloody university exam that u need crammin n muggin up.U r ready for it wen frm deep down u feel dat u ready for it. N u r ready buddy". I was stunned by this attitude of his. Was elated n I went gave CAT n secured 98.5+ percentile missed few biggies by .XX percentiles but got cald frm IIMK. Even though cudnt make it to the final list but its OK. I learnt the best possible lesson f lyf dat even IVY league colls won't b able to teach. Never say die. Never back down. Never give up. I will keep comin no matter wat happens coz I know my place N I know its tough to get thr but not impossible. After all Mt. Everest is not for every tom **** and Harry mountaineer. its for d chosen few. N I know U ol got that inside u. Jus dnt give up now.
As for negative vibes. Fellows we olwez cry bout few gettin undue advantage. But remember that its u whose ur biggest competitor .f9 one s gettin sum undue adnvtg but den u trusted urslf wen u started ur journey ryt. Was there any negative vibe then. So it shdnt b thr now. U trust urslf and dats y u r here reading this. Imagine u being a CEO 2mrw of a start up compny faisin direct competition from giants and masters of crafts like Indira Nooyi,KM shaw, mark Zukkerberg,Warren Buffet!!!(2 heavy I guess. But IMPOSSIBLE IS NOTHING!!!).Then r u jus goin to step down widout facin them statin they hv an undue competition. No right. SOME GOALS R SO WORTH THAT ITS EVEN GLORIOUS TO FAIL ACHIEVING THEM.Let there b ups and downs. Let there b dayz n nytz. But dnt eva let urslf fall down in the grip f night. If not today 2mrw u come bak and get wat u truely deserve. Faith n hard work. We will do it until we will achieve it.
Santiage Munez to his coach-The only person who can say that I am not gud enuf is u but even then, I may not agree wid u:)
The pursuit of happiness-
Never let anyone else tell you that you are good or bad in anything.
N finally my mantra durin xamz:
I am at war wid myself and it looks like I am winning :)
We shall overcome sumday,
PS: Sorry for spamming.But I know I had sumthin to share n I did it honestly from d bottom of ma heart and um not sorry for dat. N if even a single ppl from here can take sumthin outta dis and sumday in the future mail me and say Vish I made it to IIMx, XL or any dream coll, I will think the purpose is served.
Well whether you are posting on international or rural forum , one needs to understand the rules and regulations before posting ,so i cant comment on your post as i have not seen it but , may be it was not according to the rules and regulations , and so your post was removed. Hope you read the disclaimer at the time of registeration
1. Is it right to show such an authority on a platform meant for sharing which we don't experience on international forums and many Indian forums also?
May be my experience is an exception and not happened with anyone else.Well if PG is earning money , it is doing so in ethical ways , and its helping millions of aspirants across the globe , and if it does cash in , there should not be any problem. its not cheating anyone , as long as one stays within the boundary of certain predefined rules one can write , whatever one wants
Please think, are we playing in hands of so-called 'net-entrepreneurs' to help create multi-million dollar business? As they allow only those things to be posted on the forum that generates revenue for them and no free-thoughts. All of us know how much money pass hands in B-Schools ranking. Is it fair, shouldn't we do something about it?
and Management subject' because I am an average human being and can't go to his 'levels' in communication. Then after sleeping over it for about a week, I thought of sharing it with the community for two reasons.
MgtGuruPune SaysAll of us know how much money pass hands in B-Schools ranking.
The experiences continue:
maxximus (part 2)
vivekkahn: NITIE Mumbai
John_Galt: JBIMS Mumbai
hari_87: DoMS IIT Delhi
shiva1985: IIM Ahmedabad
srinibas: IIM Lucknow
zion1729: IIM Ahmedabad
sugandha3: IIM Lucknow
sumon_sux_ju: IIM Indore
v-factor: IIM Lucknow
srikanth14: XLRI Jamshedpur
meshed: IIM Lucknow
believe: IIM Ahmedabad
karanmaroo: IIM Indore
adityarockz: IIM Ahmedabad
sidharth0208: IIM Calcutta
sukritmunjal: IIFT Kolkata
deep_agrawal: NMIMS Mumbai
ThE bmr: FMS Delhi
bkd.exe: IIM Ranchi
prannayvats: FMS Delhi
CATastrophe1: IIM Ahmedabad
fightmar: IIFT Delhi
prashfms: XLRI Jamshedpur
aniketcoep: IIM Calcutta
r11gupta: IIM Ahmedabad
Explorer_Gagan: IIM Lucknow
shreyans_nitt: IIM Ahmedabad
prakharc: IIM Ahmedabad
balajin12: IIM Calcutta
prem_ravi: And finally, it's the convert from IIM Calcutta
pt_ct: IIM Calcutta
aayush_badmash: DoMS IIT Delhi
nishantvdo: IIM Calcutta
visionIIM-ACL: NITIE Mumbai
anshuljain_iitd: IIM Indore
abhimukh19: IMI Delhi
vishalv: IIM Indore
Will update more as and when they are put up.
Again, all queries go to the relevant thread. Irrelevant posts here will be deleted.
No queries on this thread please. All queries go to the relevant threads mentioned in Shruti's various posts on this thread:
Updating the thread with new posts by stalwarts who dreamed and achieved it. Those who didn't are gonna achieve it in some form or the other. Achievers, they are, though :D
jalan: IIM Indore
prahalad85: IIM Bangalore
anandv: IIM Lucknow
13thwarroor: BIM Trichy:
anir-iim2005: IIM Ahmedabad
spirit11: IMT Dubai
gvi.shekar: Goa Institute of Management
get_amazed: IIFT Delhi
sumitrocks: XLRI Jamshedpur
chuck_gopal (the happy version ) MICA
parulbajaj: IIM Bangalore
avinav2712: IMI delhi
hameed: XLRI Jamshedpur
rmbt: DoMS IIT Madras:
itz_me: IIM Calcutta
diablorulez: IIM Shillong
misnomer: IIM Calcutta
swagatsinha: IIM Ahmedabad
Jok3r: IIM Kozhikode
amitnsitian: IIM Calcutta
jainm: IIM Calcutta
harshadk: IIM Kozhikode
sir roy keane: MIB Delhi University
macora: IIM Calcutta
IAYF: IIM Bangalore
somname: IIM Calcutta
The List continues in next post
just wanted to add-
sleep well, very very important...you wouldn't wanna feel cranky on the exam day...
Alright, with CAT 2010 just around the corner, here's wishing you guys Good Luck...Just thought I'll chip in with my 2 cents...a brief background first, I had a work ex of 3 years when I gave CAT last yr...It was my one and only shot at CAT (@ saumya19...here u go...does this help?)..
Now, I would say you shouldn't look at it as an examination that'll make or break your future...believe me, last yr. CAT was a test of nerves...difficulty level had a minimal role to play. So, with a completely new pattern of examination, with all the fiasco happening, Media attention and what not...people who aced are the ones who walked in, decided that they don't give a damn about the newspaper's speculations, about whether the process was fair or unfair (pointless question in the first place...), had fun while solving the paper, and came out as if the last two hours were nuthing special...believe me, a bit of nonchalance and "what the heck" attitude helps...Don't get bogged down by worries and tension at this moment...its just an exam, its not a foolproof system, all you can do is be calm, do ur best, have fun while doing it, and leave the rest to fate.
about the motivation thing...I know what you mean...it takes too much effort to feel motivated or even upbeat at this juncture of life. Here's what I would suggest- tell yourself you're the smartest darn person in the whole world..well, if not smartest, definitely among the smarter ones...Motivation is achieved through Self Actualization (Maslow's theory of needs- 1st yr MBA stuff ;-)) i.e. realizing ur potential...so what I'm saying is, reverse the process...Don't try something to assess your smartness, your intelligence...tell urself, you ARE smart, you ARE intelligent and nothing in the world (no exam, however big it may be) can change that...feeling superior to your usual self will bring out the best in you..
Now that you've done whatever you could...do not resort to last minute marathon practice sessions....go through concepts and formulas in Quant, be confident and remember its not as much a test of intelligence and brainpower as it is of nerves...
All the best....(don't forget to indulge guys...whatever you love...movies, music, sitcoms....indulge yoursleves, feel good, do stuff you love doing...)
I have a request-did NOT know where else to put this up.
Could you include the "all i wanted to speak about CAT" stories of 2007 and 2008.Some of the experiences are missing in this inspiring stories list.
If that is done,i'm sure many of us in PG would indeed feel very grateful.
Thanks again and sorry if am spamming.
Very often, all you need is a pep-talk to get you out of a temporary mind blockage during your arduous CAT prep. Sometimes, that pep-talk can be given only by someone who's been through that pain him/herself
The last line of yours really made my confidence to the max.... Thanks for the reply...
will be really great if you can write of your journey ,or provide me some mode to talk to you....Thanks again!!
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