Five Qualities CAT aspirants should learn from Lord Rama

Happy Ram Navami to you. The story of Rama, the great king of Ayodhya, is written in Ramayana, one of the greatest epics of Hindu mythology. It is not just a text but a book containing a lot of learnings and lessons which can be imbibed in our lives. Rama is considered as an ideal man, known for his equipoised nature and good conduct. He is known as Maryada Purushottam. There are many qualities that can be learned from Rama. Some of them are :

1. Planning as per the objective

In Ramayana, Ravana abducted Sita and the main objective of Rama and his army was to rescue Sita. Rama and Laxman decided to go to Lanka and bring Sita back. Many actions were taken keeping the objective in mind. 

It is said if you fail to plan, plan to fail. Lack of well- defined objectives and priorities leads to failure. CAT is an exam that requires planning. Make a plan before approaching the CAT. Think about what to study, how to study, and where to study from. Do a SWOT analysis of your strengths and weaknesses.

2. Organizing resources which are required

In order to achieve the objective lord Rama made an army of monkeys they built a bridge to reach Lanka. Weapons were arranged to fight against Ravana’s mighty army.

CAT requires a strategy and it is very important to make optimum utilization of time and resources. Decide in advance what resources you are going to use. What is the most effective way to put your resources in use?

3. Patience

Rama is the epitome of patience. When mother Kaikeyi asked for Rama’s exile he showed no emotions. Because of his equipoised nature, he felt no pleasure when he was to be crowned and he felt no sorrow when he was sent to exile. He was beyond pain and pleasure. In the forest also many occasions came where he maintained patience like in the case of Surpanakha.

Try to be patient. CAT requires perseverance, often you will feel like your hard work is not yielding results but all you need to do is have patience and work for your dreams, dedicate yourself to the best of your ability and understand that real change takes time.

4. Believe in your abilities and strengthen them as per your objective

Rama led a rag-tag army against the sophisticated army of Ravana but he had complete belief in himself and in them, he strengthened them by giving training and developing skills. 

Sometimes you might feel like CAT is not your cup of tea but believe in yourself. You are capable of more than you know. Don’t ever give up. 

5. Guru who can guide you

Vashishtha and Viswamitra were two important gurus in the life of Rama.

In order to ensure that all your efforts are in the right direction, you need proper guidance and mentorship. We at Gofodu think that we are up to the task.

We at Gofodu wish you Happy Ram Navami. May you inculcate his teachings in your life. If you haven’t gone through these articles we posted last week, do give a look

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