• Career,  Living

    It’s a long game

    A friend just passed her PhD viva and another friend just earned his MBA. We gathered to celebrate their incredible milestones. One of our friends said, “Gosh, I could never do that. You guys are lucky to be born smart!” They’re lucky, or smart? Really? Yes they are smart, but the real secret of their success is stamina. As their friends, I got to witness how much time and effort they committed into their goals. Getting a PhD is a lonely journey filled with countless failures and rejections. She’s constantly solving problems and overcoming hurdles. The guy who got MBA is a full-time engineer who battled with his health issues…