I am lucky enough have the support of an amazingly loving and supportive family, an awesome company and colleagues, and really great friends. Without these I would never have been able to have received value out of what was one of the hardest, most overwhelming, intense, high pressured, and exhausting experiences of my life.
Completing my MBA gave me lifelong friends and skills I will be forever grateful for. It also gave me a new gratitude for the the support I have in my life and was a much needed reminder to never ever take that for granted.
That being said, completing my MBA gave me many more things for which I am grateful. It gave me a confidence in my ability to do more than what I imagined I could, a new understanding of endurance and how far we as people actually can be pushed and, ultimately, how much we limit ourselves. It gave me an understanding of how rewarding genuine hard work is and showed me that pushing through times you think you can’t go any further, is vital for growth.
I was lucky to experience how team diversity and team structure really creates huge value and offers the ideal platform for learning and being able to perform at your best – as a team and individually. I experienced the joy of gaining new knowledge and a quality education, and saw how information and the tools of learning really do empower us with the power of choice and the ability to look at situations from many different angles. I now understand the importance of sharing information and education. We do not all receive the same opportunities and I see how information, knowledge and the learning of new skills give people a powerful tool to have options and choices and to build and grow an environment.
I feel happiest that its over because I now get to enjoy the people and experiences in my life again with new eyes. Most importantly, I now have the opportunity to give back to my family, the company, my colleagues, and my friends by growing our industry and the economy of our beautiful country to make sure this experience doesn't go to waste.