These landmines typically manifest as problems that we must figure out how to overcome.
If we’re able to figure out how to successfully maneuver through these landmines, that’s when an improbable goal becomes a deep-rooted part of our reality.
These people lost everything, merely because they didn’t go through the typical struggles that self-made millionaires face.
As a result, they weren’t able to hold onto their goal when it was clearly within their grasp.
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Could you share your thoughts on Tuck’s essay about a personal or professional hurdle that one has overcome?
In the personal realm, if the applicant does not have a good professional example (not everyone goes through such serious challenges that merit a 500 words essay), how do you suggest that one navigates the issue and ties the lesson learnt with bschool? However: sometimes a personal story doesn’t come across very well as an “obstacle” because the writer doesn’t show what they did to “overcome” it – they just talk about how awful the thing was.
What first comes to mind as a possible topic is often the best topic, and one thing to keep in mind is this – how will the topic align with the rest of your packet?
But as you have already learned in the process of developing your essays, promoting yourself can backfire very easily because nobody likes someone who toots her or his own horn. This conveys to the reader that you realize that the challenge you are talking about is not a big deal in the overall scheme of things, but it is something that has given you some self insight, which is what you want to share with the reader.