Published : Saturday, 10 Jauary, 2015 11:20 PM
IIMs and few B schools have replaced GD with WAT. Written Ability Test has become a tool to test MBA aspirant on assessing overall communication skills and personality, so it is also equally important and crucial component of MBA admission process.
Develop points for discussion and read WAT topic:
“We become what we think about”
The Bible says – As a man thinketh, so is he. And we have all heard this old adage quite frequently – as you sow, so shall you reap. Thus, if we sow positive thoughts into our minds, nurture them, water them, they will, no doubt, grow into beautiful plants, which will spread optimism all around.
But, the corollary is also true – if we sow negative thoughts, give way to negative feelings to enter into us easily, then we ourselves will become pessimistic beings with no zest for either life or for living. Nobody would want to associate with such energy-draining beings, who think negatively themselves and squeeze all the optimism out of others too.
Gautama Buddha once said - All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become. Our thoughts, our attitudes towards diverse situations, shape us all the time – consciously or unconsciously. What the human mind conceives, it achieves. If we think positively about our goals and dreams, no power in the world can stop us from achieving them.
If we surround ourselves with optimistic, vibrant individuals, acquaintances or friends, who empower us at every step and in each endeavour of ours, our life will become worth living. We shall always strive to overcome every adversity and every obstacle on our path to success. Our positive thinking would equip us with the requisite energy and never-say-die attitude, which we are in need of dire circumstances.
When we only focus on how good the results will feel once we have overcome all hurdles and if we do not let the pessimism of the nay-sayers affect us, we can set high standards of excellence for ourselves which would also inspire and encourage others to follow in our footsteps. We can transform our lives and the lives of others by thinking positively and acting upon our thoughts. We are shaped by our thoughts, our lives are moulded by the way in which we act upon those thoughts.
Therefore, the importance of thinking positively even in the face of the hardest adversity is the key to success. But our endeavours should not cease merely at our thought. They must extend into positive action as well, in order to produce the desired results. It would be foolhardy to believe that merely standing on the sea-side and thinking of crossing it will actually make us transcend to the other side. The effort has to come from us, since we all are capable beings gifted with a unique intellect.