𝗗𝗼𝗻'𝘁 𝗗𝗢𝗪𝗡𝗚𝗥𝗔𝗗𝗘 Y𝗼𝘂𝗿 D𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗺𝘀, 𝗨𝗣𝗚𝗥𝗔𝗗𝗘 Y𝗼𝘂𝗿 R𝗲𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆!
When I took the GMAT test my score was 2 points lower
then what I needed to get into my preferred MBA program.
I spent 5 months studying for the test, paid a few hundred
dollars to take it, and I blew it.
I knew I could get into plenty of good schools, just not the
one I really wanted.
When I applied for my first executive role I didn't get it.
I didn't get the second one either.
I could have stopped trying. I had offers lined up from great
companies, but for less senior roles.
Many times in my career I had to decide whether to keep
chasing my dreams, or settle for less.
This is the mindset I follow:
𝗗𝗼𝗻'𝘁 𝗗𝗢𝗪𝗡𝗚𝗥𝗔𝗗𝗘 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗺𝘀, 𝗨𝗣𝗚𝗥𝗔𝗗𝗘 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆.
I took the GMAT test again even though it meant I had to wait
another year to apply.
I kept applying for executive roles, I learned how to position
myself and eventually got the role I wanted.
Your dreams are worth fighting for - if at first, you don't
succeed, dust yourself off and try again.