Well, I did it. I’ve made the plunge back into grad school. This time I’m in pursuit of a Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) with a focus on Leadership. I’m honest about things … I’m a little nervous. This is a big deal and a lot of work to add to my already busy life (I know, you guys are just as busy as I am).
Why go back to school? I’ve spend some time thinking about that:
I have a hunger for knowledge. It’s not just the idea of gaining knowledge but rather taking that knowledge and applying it to a problem or task that I may have. In my current role at work, I am constantly put in a position where I am asked to solve a problem without having any clear guidance or direction on how to accomplish or solve the problem. Some may find this daunting, but I love it. It challenges me to think outside of my normal field of ideas; to find and leverage resources that I never thought I would utilize. To be frank, it’s exhilarating.
This exhilaration is a thrill for me. Perusing my doctorate in Business Administration is a thrill and a challenge. The skills that I will gain in this program will help me both in my personal life and in my career as I continue to tackle problems and challenges head-on.
The business world is becoming increasingly more complex. By earning my DBA, I will be equipped to pursue and overcome these pending business complexities; I will be the catalyst, driving change in my community, my organization and the vertical in which I work.
“Fear forces you to prepare more rigorously and see potential problems more quickly”; this was a line written by Adam Grant in his book Originals (if you haven’t read this book, I highly recommend it). Do I have fear about starting this journey? Absolutely; I am terrified. Rather than being paralyzed by this fear, I will leverage it to ensure that I am prepared and ready to tackle anything that comes my way.
Join my on this journey.