As I progressed through life I noticed that discovering new things is fulfilling to me. In addition to that, stepping beyond you comfort zone in order to learn new industries, skills, and professions is one of the best ways to gain worthy insights and ideas. I think it’s a quick way to expand your brain after stagnation from studying the same field or study.
I apply this philosophy all the time. This past semester I attended 5 MBA level classes along with my BBA classes which equated my total class time/week to 25 hours at its peak –MBA classes are half a term. I don’t regret the lack of sleep that ensued from taking those classes along with managing my friendships and relationships at Ross. The wealth of knowledge I gained justifies it, mainly the real world aspect of those classes is what made the difference. Even though BBA classes tend to be theoretical usually, these MBA classes were buttressed by the stories told by the experienced students and even the professor.
Always be Curious
My trail of discovery extends to my freshman year of college when I joined around 6 student groups, learned 2 sports and tried out for 2 varsity teams at UofM. With such a wide breadth of knowledge circles within each of these groups, it’s difficult not to learn something along the way. This opened my eyes to how organizations function differently and how leadership matters in teams and groups.
On a more personal note, my exploration of music and meeting people have followed a similar discover theme. With music, I never judge a song by its cover no matter what genre or artist it came from I listen to it to see if it’s any good. I’m quick to make a decision without looking back once I’ve heard the song but the journey helps build my repertoire of what music to appreciate and what to discard. This applies to people we meet in life too, never judge anything by its cover. Always ask them about where they’re from and get to know them properly, you’ll be surprised at what you discover.
Always be Curious