The MBA Attitude : Moral Boosters!

Decision to do MBA abroad is a big decision in itself! It can take you through a lot of anguish considering the innumerable conflict of interests you have with yourself, your friends and the family of course! I won’t get filmy now, but in India one of the biggest hurdles of going abroad is the attachment to your family. And then, Why not India? is the million dollar question (literally)! Of course I am a ‘been there done that’ guy in this but finally glad that I have made my decision (that I am ready to go abroad as well). This is for the people who are still in the dilemma and I hope this will help you to conclude…

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream.” — Mark Twain

“Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place and it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t how hard you hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done. Now, if you know what you’re worth, then go out and get what you’re worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hit, and not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you are because of him, or her, or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain’t you. You’re better than that!” – Rocky Balboa

Hope these have inspired you in the right sense. This is the right attitude for MBA. Afterall, attitude determines the altitude! Adios!

Introduction

Well, this is my first blog in this category! I had a blog and I wanted to start blogging about my MBA journey. So I was in a big dilemma whether to start a new blog or continue with the existing one with a new category. After a lot of conflict of interest, I decided to create a new blog. The main reason being the fact that this journey of MBA pursuit will consume a good enough blog space to keep it separate from my other journey of life.

Recently, I have been tracing a lot of blogs of the fellow MBA applicants and the GURUs who are MBA in the making. The amount of information that it has given me has definitely taken me aback! This is how I thought of sharing my ideas with this community which is helping everyone by sharing their first hand experiences.

For intro, I am an IT professional (overheard in MBA blog space – what else do expect an Indian MBA aspirant to be??) working in the product development domain aspiring for MBA in US/India in 2009. I was done with the first hurdle – GMAT in 07. After some relaxation , the time has come to start this journey afresh for making it to the class of 2011. So what have I been doing recently? I have been doing a lot of research on B-schools, analyzing  my  profile so that I can apply to the schools that seem more realistic than ideal. Overall, I am keeping schools like Kelley, McCombs, Carlson, W.P. Carey, etc. in my mind.

Hope to hear from the like minded people soon! Adios!