One of my strengths also happens to be one of my major weaknesses (I know this sounds cheesy and everybody advises you not to use that line during your interview but it is true). Let me explain: I have never met a problem I could not solve – which is good. I may not be the smartest, strongest or bravest person in the room but I will keep going at a problem until I get it solved. That is who I am, it’s in my DNA. On the flip side of that, I will rarely do something else until I solve it – not good at all and I usually go into some form of analysis-paralysis or the other. How does this translate to my MBA application?
If you read this, you know I’m having difficulties presenting my post MBA goal in a realistic way that shows not just how achievable it is but why its important to me and how the school fits into the grand plan. I have been so focused on writing this that I have not worked on any of the other essays and submission is about 43 days (6 weeks) away!!
So, I’m taking a break which seem counterintuitive considering I was just complaining about the deadlines being so close and not having enough time but I have been taking some courses and one of the things I’ve learnt is that you sometimes have to step away from the problem to solve it. Also, the consultant in me demands that I try another technique since the one I am currently using is not yielding the right results
I’m taking Thursday & Friday off work (luckily I still have some vacation days from last year) and I’ll be taking a personal retreat so I can be alone with my thoughts. Two days of rest and relaxation never hurt anyone. Hopefully, I’ll come back energized and ready to tackle the essays and applications. In the interim; I’m off to schedule some time at the spa.
To all those writing their GMAT, I wish you the best of luck. Go & conquer that hurdle so we can all face our essays and application fully.