Disclaimer: Sincere apologies to non-Indians who haven’t seen this movie so won’t understand the context behind the title. (Bhaag means run in Hindi)
The situation two weeks ago –
You are serving your notice period and work days aren’t as stressful anymore. You realise that this is making you lazy.
But you cannot afford to do that. Because Business School starts in September and you have to be disciplined – mentally and physically – to make the best out of a two-year curriculum squeezed into one year, absorb the most from the wonderful experience that Oxford has to offer, get a job and pay off your student loan.
So you decide to run- because a disciplined body leads to a disciplined mind (Or so you’ve heard).
First few minutes into your run (some thumping music playing in your ears), your mind clears and you start making your to-do list:
But the only difference is- you don’t run away from your to-do list. You run towards it, as fast as you can, to tick things off one by one.
Because, what is the point of all the hard work you put into researching B-schools, preparing for GMAT, finishing the essays and getting into the school of your choice, if you don’t make a plan and work towards achieving it. So with an added bounce in your step, you decide to go home and kick-start the work.
You look at your phone and see that you’ve run only 2.5 kilometres. So you whine a bit (old habits) but then realise that if you run regularly, you can join the running club at Oxford!
Current situation –
Your plan seems to be pretty much on track. You’ve ticked a few things off your list and come to terms with the fact that you’ve missed some deadlines. You’re running (not as regularly as you’d planned) and adding new things to the list in the process.
The joy of finishing a task and your enthusiasm when you learn of something new the University has to offer motivates you to work harder and do better.
If this is what the next year has in store, I couldn’t be more excited!Back to top of article