Over four years ago I was recovering from very serious injury. At that point it was questionable if I would be able to come back to work as an accountant. I took almost three months off work to recover. I needed a GOAL which would give me the strength to keep going, to work even harder, to give me direction and to charge me with motivation on a daily basis. In September 2012 I came up with the idea to get Master in Business Administration (not only I would recover but go even further and get my MBA).
Two years later I was admitted to the master’s degree program at University of Nevada, Reno. Two months ago I received 2016 Outstanding Graduate Student Award at UNR and in 2 weeks I am finishing my MBA program…
I do believe in continuous self-improvement and the process of learning is one of the most important elements in my life. However in order to grow two things are necessary:
- You have to be open-minded
- You have to have goals
A goal in your life is like a light in the darkness. It can give you direction which way to go. Clear goals can also motivate you to keep going in moments when you want to give up. My goals are always realistic but when I come up with them they seem almost impossible. Yet once I reach them I am charged with this crazy energy to shoot even higher.
My goals are always very specific. When I say I would like to challenge myself I think that MBA would be the best way to do it. My goals have certain timeliness to make me accountable or them in specific timeframe (in two years I will have my beekeeping business running smoothly with 50 bee hives).
I know that impossible is nothing! MBA was just a warm-up. Now I am ready for more… In less than a month I will receive my diploma and I already have another three goals to pursue. Goals which are clear, specific with very specific timeframe.
In order to reach my goals I create sub-goals which lead me to the main goal. In addition to that, I create my support groups of people who root for and help me to reach my success. Moreover I surround myself with people who I can look up to. I also track the progress of my work so I can make necessary adjustments.
I do realize how much determination and strength I have. It feels really amazing to have this sense of direction in my life. And MBA helped me tremendously to figure out what I wanted in my life and that whatever I want I can do it. At least I WILL TRY…
Ready? Set! GO!!!
Just keep in mind Muhammad Ali’s words:
“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it.
Impossible is not a fact.
It’s an opinion.
Impossible is not a declaration.
It’s a dare.
Impossible is potential.
Impossible is temporary.
Impossible is nothing.”
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