Application Inspiration: Start with a big fat lump in your throat

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Anxious about getting started? I remember the feeling. I think this quote applies to anyone having trouble “starting” anything — whether it’s an application to b-school, getting on stage for the first time, proposing a radical new idea at work, or launching your own start-up…:

“START WITH A BIG LUMP IN YOUR THROAT. Start with a profound sense of wrong, a deep homesickness, a crazy lovesickness, and run with it.

If you imagine less, less is what you deserve.”

You might be anxious about applying — after all, applying might = rejection. What if I don’t get in? What if I DO get in but then don’t get the job I’m dreaming of? What if I DO get in, get the “dream job”, but then realize that I hate it?

WELL SURE, BUT SO WHAT. A guaranteed way to *not* get in is to *not apply at all*.

So START with that lump in your throat…AND RUN WITH IT.

Tell your fear: “Sorry buddy; I’ve got better things to do than to listen to you today.

#ApplicationInspiration #MBA #JustStart

(image and words credit: Debbie Millman’s inspiring “FailSafe“, with a hat-tip to Robert Frost. I highly recommend you watch this when you’re apprehensive about starting…anything!)

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