It’s that time of the year once again – prime time to start studying for the GMAT and begin the long journey known as MBA applications. While the majority of MBA applicants choose not to, I know from experience that there are quite a few people who will blog about their journey and quite a few more that are considering it right now. Let me just say first to those that are on the fence that it’s definitely worth it. And to those that have already committed to blogging, I’d like to share a few key things I learned from going through the process myself.
Blog About Both the Good Times and the Bad
During the MBA admissions process, there were definitely times when I didn’t feel like blogging at all. Some of my own worst moments included blowing a GMAT practice test and getting tough feedback on my application essays. The MBA admissions process is a volatile rollercoaster ride with a lot of, if not mostly consisting of, low points. My recommendation is that you shouldn’t flush them out of your mind, nor hide them from your readers. It’s important to face your failures, learn from them, and use these moments to make yourself a better person. Anything that’s bad for your ego can end up being good for your soul.