Tuesday Tip: Take a Break

People who apply to top business schools tend to be super accomplished, organized and…type A.  Yes, I am talking to you!  If you tend to be extremely hard on yourself, my advice this week is to cut yourself some slack!  Work hard but also be realistic when setting goals and planning.

My video sums it up.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDGfAf5Pzps[/youtube]

In fact, I am going to take some of my own advice and take a week off from my Tuesday Tip video.  I am in the midst of updating essay guides and reviewing SBC Challenge entries amongst other projects; plus it’s summer time!  I am going to take a bit of a break.  I will be back in two weeks with a new video.

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Video transcript:

My tip this week is to give yourself a break.  Many people applying to top business schools tend to be extremely type A ”“ yes I am talking to you.  And as a result you can be very hard on yourself.

My tip this week is to set reasonable schedules in order to set yourself up for success, be kind to yourself and do not demand perfection.

Perfectionism is truly paralyzing, and so my advice to you is give yourself a break, do not expect perfection, expect the journey to be long and hard and for there to be several missteps along the way.

Some days in this journey will be more productive than others, some will be frustrating”¦

You cannot expect yourself to be a machine, cut yourself some slack, learn from mistakes, set realistic expectations for yourself.

My quote for this week is, “Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing.”  ~Harriet Braiker

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