If I really want to improve my situation, I can work on the one thing over which I have control – myself.
– Stephen Covey
The exam is a beautiful process. I have often wondered what all it takes to clear the exam, the presence of mind, the quantitative aptitude, language skills, answer writing skills, GS, optional, persuasive skills in an interview. Gosh! There is so much. And to add to it, there are intangibles, things which we don’t have control over, the board for interviews, the day of the exam, what questions appear, what our core strengths are and if things are placed in our domain.
Well I guess there are some things in any process where we will never have any control over and rightly so. It is a competitive exam, subjectivities do play a role. However there are two ways of looking at it, we can either let it bother us or let it be on its own and just focus on what we can control, what we can do the best with and how we can bring out our best which ups our chances. This is the only thing on which we have control over. Ourselves!