Hello SOTGC community,
This is part 3 in a 3 part series you can find the first two segments below for review:
The Stanford Graduate School of Business wants to know what matters to you most … and so should you.
Whether you’re applying to their MBA program or wondering about the career path that’s right for you, taking the time to answer this question can provide invaluable insight into your life purpose, values, and true authentic self.
One of my big take aways was noticing when I’m on the wrong path. Or treating someone poorly, unintentionally. A heightened sense of self awareness.
When I effectively repair and course correct, I like to think I’m becoming a more humble human being. One that exhibits integrity and impactful leadership.
Matt Symonds wrote an article in Forbes taking a closer look at this essay question. He recommended starting with your intuitive blink. Then reflecting on the lessons and insights that have changed your perspective, and the events that have influenced you.
To get you going, he suggests these two things:
- Identify a person, event, or experience that impacted you.
- Ask what morals or lessons did you gain?
Garth Saloner, Dean of Stanford Graduate School of Business, boldly states: make a choice! Clearly indicate something that matters most. What motivates you, what makes you tick? he continues. Tell a story that only you can tell. What values do you adhere to that make you do what you do or what you have done? The how and why are more important than the what. Why do these things matter, and how do they relate to you? We’re talking about your actual experience. Not some grand idea.
I hope this inspires you to take a step. On a walk or in the shower, you’re bound to stumble on something that has meaning for you. Something that you’ve forgotten about and can make a difference for YOU.
Matt Symonds persists – take this on as a personal feat. And if you need more help, read Victor Frankel’s Man’s Search for Meaning.
Go at it SOTGC readers. I would be honored to hear what you have it say.
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