As mentioned in my previous post, I’m not as mobile as I once was, but that didn’t stop me or my MBA stream from having our away day yesterday. It was an interesting concept for me considering only four days earlier I was undergoing surgery.
Had I wanted to, I could have probably skipped the entire day, but how much fun would that have been? Sitting home watching three (bloody) channels thinking about how I was missing out with all my colleagues and friends would have been horrible. Terrible. Un-imaginable.
So, instead of realising that nightmare, I went and (for me) conquered. This wasn’t the easiest place to get around on one leg and two crutches but I managed. In fact, I’m the first person with a cast to ever attempt the climbing wall. With the help of my team I made it about five feet or two hand-holds and two foot-holds.
I know from past experience that bonding with teams occurs early during an experience and that any person who isn’t there; isn’t in. From the day that I started the MBA process I’ve desperately wanted to be ‘in’ or with them. It’s invigorating to be with good people who all want to achieve.
Yesterday, I trekked around a mile or two as I hopped over obstacles and arrived to each group meeting. The MBA and my personal experience yesterday and during this week will need more than one entry to completely explain. The only thing I can say is that the ‘Community’ atmosphere at the London Business School is second to none.
People I’ve only met a couple times have helped and offered to help countless times. I’m less emotional now about the fact so many people have called, helped and offered help but it means the world to me. I won’t let everyone down by giving-up or not trying to excel as far as possible.