This is going to come as a surprise to everyone as it certainly did to me, but I am seriously thinking of going back to school, and getting an advanced degree. I know that the process is hard, no matter which school you to go or which curriculum you choose to study. It barely matters if you go for an MFA, an MBA, or a master’s in psychology; they’re all pretty hard. I’m still not sure if I want to go for a master’s or a doctorate yet. In truth, I still may end up chickening out of the whole deal. It isn’t like the process is easy.
After all, even with a GMAT prep course, just getting into a reputable MBA program could be a pretty surreal ordeal in itself. And then, once you’ve taken that one test, all you’ve accomplished is getting into the program. Like they say about all the elite schools, it’s pretty hard to get in, but it is really hard to get out. Of course, that might just be the last traces of my inner loser talking. Do you ever hear a little voice in your head that always tell you that you’re going to fail at whatever you do? Admittedly, I do sometimes.
Granted, listening to that little voice is a sure route to going completely insane. But at the same time, I keep wondering if maybe it’s right. Do I really have what it takes to take my education to the next level? Do I have the gumption, the moxie, or even the chutzpah to go all out and just gun it toward a goal that’s this ambitious? Maybe admitting you’re afraid isn’t very tough or macho, but I have to admit that this one kind of floors me. No matter how many prep courses I may take, I still feel very “small fish, big pond” here.