The 10 Best GMAT Stories of 2011 – Number 1:
Our most popular story of the year has to be the one written by eternal_optimist. Such a smashing username eventually paid off, since eternal_optimist eventually scored a 740 after 3 years of struggling with the test and an initial score in the mid-500s.
His post, 3 yrs,4 attempts-Finally 740: The story of my metamorphosis really made an impact on everyone who read it this year. Our favorite excerpts:
I was sick of mourning over my debacles, and I didn’t want to meet or hang out with anybody for that would mean uneasy conversation. Bored and clueless, I just happened to come across a movie “Coach Carter” on my computer. Not that I was excited to watch it but I was just looking for an escape. Though it was an another of those “Underdog turns hero” ilk of movies, but there was something about it which I could really assosciate with. As I watched the movie, something inside me was churning.
…Don’t EVER give up: Sometimes it’ll get difficult and embarrassing to face people. Your self esteem may hit the nadir. But remember that you CAN and you WILL make it.
Congratulations, eternal_optimist! We wish you all the best! For all of you still struggling with the test, don’t forget to check out the full post here: 3 yrs,4 attempts-Finally 740: The story of my metamorphosis