Currently I am completely calm and unstressed about all of the numerous projects that are on the plate. This is a stark contrast from how last week was spent where I was completely stressed out about just about every possible thing.
Re-reading some of my riffs they weren’t exactly uplifting because often the most interesting thing I had to say at the moment but still either sarcastic or down. In my life, success has come when neither of these personal traits is dominant. Yelling at the clouds because they blocked my sun is both pointless and cyclical in substance. Get upset over the clouds, yell; get more upset …
I can attribute my new found peace to two major epiphanies – a) I let go of the desire to sleep normal hours and decided that I can sleep after graduation in 2007 b) I’m going to be at the London Business School to learn about business and meet people; even if I don’t score well on certain assignments the criteria for my happiness will be if my work was the best that I could do; not if I scored higher than other people.
The MBA is a marathon not a sprint; it’s about me and not about you. It’s about learning, business and meeting some really clever and friendly people. Is this self-centred? Of course; but I recommend the approach to everyone.