I’m sure we’ve all heard the motivational sayings from an overly peppy speaker bouncing around on stage;
“It’s not the destination, it’s the journey”
“You have to have the rain to appreciate the sun”
“It’s all about the climb”
Today I call shenanigans…..IT SUCKS! I know that life lessons are important, and they usually involve a period where life is tough, but it’s hard to stay peppy while going through it. Here I stand today at the bottom of the valley, yet again, getting ready to strap in and start climbing, but first I have to figure out one very important thing….which mountain?
As many of you know I am 2 semesters into my International Business Masters, and I’ve quickly realized that a business degree could be confused with a finance/accounting degree. There was a reason I was an art major, I loathe numbers. Over the last 8 weeks I have been fighting a daily battle with my corporate finance book. I get it….I’m lost….that makes sense….hu?!?!? These sessions often ended with me feeling completely frustrated, completely lost and on the verge of tears. But I put my foot down and I was going to master it. I studied, I got a tutor and I walked into the mid-term feeling pretty damn good and left that way too. Then I get my test back last night…..65%….ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!?!? I had given it my all and still was waaaaaaaaaay off the mark.
I confirmed a very important thing last night. My relationship with numbers hasn’t gotten any better, nor does my desire to improve it exist. Maybe business isn’t the direction I need to be charging after, at least degree wise.
So here I stand….at the bottom of a valley, and the only way out is to climb the mountain, but which one? I guess only time will tell. I can tell you one thing, it’s not going to include corporate finance, I’ll hire someone for that.
Today’s WOD: REST DAY = Skill work