Twenty-three amazing people, and myself, are about to wrap up a two year commitment in pursuit of our MBA’s and I recently found myself pondering “how did we make it?”
Easy — commitment and SUPPORT TEAMS
Every single one of us brought different challenges and obstacles. Yet it was our support teams, and maybe a little commitment and motivation, which kept us in check and moving forward. While I can not speak for my MBA-mates, I know the heartache and difficulties in my own accomplishment. Why with a full time job, school work, and a young beautiful family at home; it has been hard to say the least.
But without that family, or my classmates, or my colleagues at work, and even my customers; I probably would not have been able to make it and finish, very successfully, what I started in August 2012.
Undeniably, my wife has been the true champion. Through many trials and tribulations, ups and downs she has held strong and been a consummate teammate. Always taking care of our two children and making sure we had meals in front of us.
While my family was always at the culmination of my support team, I had much more support through others: friends, professors, colleagues, and even customers, were great assets to me in my journey. For example: one of my top customers always asks me to go to lunch, and more times than not I’d decline to get some studying done at lunch. While he deserved my undivided attention, he always understood the choice and never questioned my motivation.
As I could go on for days, it is the collaborative work of often unknowing individuals who lent me the greatest support when I need it most. And for that I’ll always be grateful. Thank you!
And to my fellow MBA’ers, congratulations on our success, and good luck next week on our last final exam.
What were some of your stories?