Some of B schools and even new IIMs have replaced GD with WAT hence, Written Analysis Test has also become a tool to test MBA aspirant on assessing overall communication and personality, so it is also equally important and crucial component of MBA admission process.
Read WAT topic: Positive attitude is a winning equation
Winston Churchill, former prime minister of the United Kingdom, once said, “Attitude is a little thing that makes a huge difference”. Many people undermine the importance of attitude in any task and believe that success is the result of hard work alone. This is not true.
In fact, the determination to go forward in life in spite of the challenges and obstacles along the way is a key determinant of success. Many people, in the face of hardship, become pessimistic in life and give up on their goals. This ultimately results in failure.
Lizzie Velasquez, who has been labeled the world’s ugliest woman, recently made headlines with her motivational speech. Despite her illness and being ridiculed by millions around the world, she stood on her feet and faced the challenges in life. When she was born, the doctors told her parents that she would never be able to walk, talk or have a normal life. Some people in the world even told her to put a gun to her head and kill herself.
Despite the discrimination from millions of people and the doctors’ lack of faith, she struggled to be a normal human being. And today, at the age of 24, she has accomplished a number of things that many normal human beings have not been able to do in their lifetime - today, she is an author and a motivational speaker. Lizzie Velasquez has proven the doctors wrong and has shown the world that positive attitude can change one’s destiny.
In the business world, Bill Gates, Azim Premji, Narayana Murthy, and Sunil Mittal have proven to the world that apart from hard work and diligence, a positive attitude is an important ingredient for success. None of the aforementioned businessmen were successful in their first attempt – in spite of the failures and rejections in the industry; they focused on their goals and worked towards them in an optimistic manner.
In any sector, you will realize that positive attitude is a winning equation. Walt Whitman, an American poet and a journalist, was right when he said, “Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you”.
We are bound to face challenges in life because life is not a bed of roses; but if we become pessimistic in life or are not confident of our abilities, we will be one step closer to failure. Essentially, success comes to those who believe in themselves and are not afraid of failure.