A week at Kellogg

July 3, 2013 – A week at Kellogg

It’s been a week since classes started. Working on my start-up while doing an MBA is harder than I anticipated. There are endless readings, which I cannot finish for each class, and big challenges in English communication, both in the class and in group meetings.

Yesterday, when I got home after long hours of a group meeting, a critical issue with ChattingCat presented itself. I felt like I was at 99.8% capacity. If something else happens, I was about to collapse.

One thing I keep reminding myself, which I recently heard from a professor at Kellogg, is that if the challenge doesn’t kill you, it only makes you stronger.

Another day is passing by. I’m barely surviving. I’m barely getting an inch stronger.

2013년 7월 3일 – Kellogg에서 일주일

수업이 시작한지 일주일이 지났다. MBA 스케줄을 쫓아가면서 동시에 스타트업을 꾸리는 일은 생각했던 것보다 훨씬 더 힘이든다.
수업 준비를 위해 매일매일 읽어야 할 거리가 끝이 없는가운데, 수업 중 손을 드는 것, 그룹 미팅 시 비즈니스 케이스를 가지고 영어로 소통하는 것도 생각보다 더 버겁다.

그런 가운데 지난 밤, 채팅캣 내부에 중요한 이슈가 발생했다. 99.8%…까지 다다른 느낌… 뭐 하나라도 더 잘못되면 그대로 무너져 버릴 것 같은 기분이 든다. 그때 어는 수업에서 교수님이 던지신 한 마디가 떠오른다. “아무리 힘들어도 죽는것 아니며, 그건 다만 나를 더 강하게 성장시켜 줄 것이다”라는 말…

또 하루가 지나간다. 가까스로 오늘도 버텼다. 가까스로 1cm쯤 성장했다.

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One comment

  1. john ned

    Your prof is paraphrasing Nietzsche: ” Was Nicht umbricht, was macht starker” ( What doesn’t destroy me makes me stronger.) The first couple of weeks in a new school/living environment are disorienting and stressful. Thats how it was when I moved to Seattle. Hopefully you have a long 4th of July weekend to catch your breath. Take care and stay in touch

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