One of the comments on my “depression” post last week, made by JustShip, really stood out to me:
“… focus on other things.”
I’ve been so used to giving it my all, and setting tough goals for myself that I almost feel obligated to be stressed out right now. But there’s really no reason for it.
It’s important to put things in perspective. Yes, right now getting an MBA to further my career is the most important thing in the world. But within the big scheme of things, my school and degree are just one piece of who I am. And while there will be times when I’m valued solely on those factors, I know that other factors will be more important in the future, such as my skillset, my character, and the amount of social impact I have.
This week I purchased an exercise mat so I could begin my long delayed goal of completing the P90 X course. When I first heard of P90 X, it sounded really gimmicky to me – a set of videos you do every day over the course of 90 days? However, both on the Internet and from friends anecdotally, I’ve only heard good things about this exercise regimen. I’ve really neglected my health during the GMAT prep and admissions processes, so it wouldn’t be a bad idea to get in shape before the fall.
Over the next two weeks my life and my future will change. But that doesn’t justify wasting the present.
This post is adapted from Random Wok, a blog written by Mark Wong from Silicon Valley. You can read all of his posts at Random Wok.
Selected posts by Wong at PoetsandQuants:
Why I Want an MBA
Climbing the GMAT Mountain: 630 to 710 on a Practice Test
Do Consultants Have An Unfair Edge Over Other Applicants?
Falling Behind & Stressed Out
My New Critical Reasoning Strategy
Figuring Out My Odds of Getting Into Harvard, Stanford, Wharton
With My GMAT Classes Over, It’s Now Just Me and the Test
Making a GMAT Test Taker Feel Like A Complete Pansy
With a Month to Go Before His GMAT Test, It’s Time to Focus
Is The GMAT Really Designed To Break You?
I Took the GMAT Today and Rocked It!
Charting All My GMAT Scores Over Time With Lessons
After Scoring My 750, It’s Now All About Applying
MBA Applications Wisdom from Muhammad Ali
Facing A Gauntlet of Round Two Deadlines
Should Everyone Apply to Harvard Business School?
The Final Click Is The Hardest Click: Sending In My Application
A Punch to the Gut: Bad Reviews On His Draft Essays
MBA Essay Writing: Draining the Life Out of Me
Beginning to Realize You Can Never Write The Perfect MBA Essay
With Wharton and UCLA Apps Done, He Feels Like a Zombie
Taking Back His Life After Sacrificing Health, Time & Sanity
Slammed with Business School Spam Thanks to GMAC
Getting an Invite for An Interview from Berkeley’s Haas School
UCLA’s Anderson School Asks Our Blogger To Interview
A Ding From Harvard Business School
After a Harvard Ding, Good News in a Cryptic Email from Wharton
Another Ding: First Harvard, Now Berkeley’s Haas School Says No