The 10 Best GMAT Stories of 2012 – Number 2

by on December 30th, 2012

This article is part of a 10-part series where we will be highlighting the most popular GMAT stories of 2012 from the Beat The GMAT community, in countdown fashion.

neodante is a Beat The GMAT veteran, maybe not in terms of the number of posts, but for the sheer regularity with which he would visit our website and his long history with our community. Even though he ended up with an “adorable” score of 760 he never quite expected to get that much. He thought it would be better to set his expectations low and be happy when he surpassed his expectations, instead of being disappointed at not hitting a high target.

Make sure to read his detailed debrief Hardwork+Commonsense+Luck- Recipe for a 750+ and discover the most important elements to get a 700+ GMAT score. We love his great advice. Check out our favorites below:

Relaxation is critical to victory: I think beyond a point, studies can’t help you at all and the best thing you can do is to not study at all. Also while going to the test center on the test day, I put a relaxing Tibetan incantation Om mani padme hum. That chant really calmed me down as it always does.

Enjoy the exam: This simple yet important tip I read here on the forums helped me a lot. It’s easier said than done but try to enjoy the whole GMAT experience rather than considering it to be a burden and you will feel that during the exam you will be able to focus better. In fact, enjoy the entire process of preparation.As goes one famous quote

Congrats, neodante on an incredible perfomance! We finish off with a great quote that perfectly summarizes neodante’s GMAT story:

Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating.

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The 10 Best GMAT Stories of 2012 – Number 3 
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The 10 Best GMAT Stories of 2012 – Number 5 
The 10 Best GMAT Stories of 2012 – Number 6 
The 10 Best GMAT Stories of 2012 – Number 7 
The 10 Best GMAT Stories of 2012 – Number 8 
The 10 Best GMAT Stories of 2012 – Number 9 
The 10 Best GMAT Stories of 2012 – Number 10

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