Ever since I have known, I was fascinated with things around me, always inquisitive and famished for knowledge, for personal progress and opening new horizons. This has proven to be one of my major traits, molding my personality into that of an extremely curious human being, who treats others as he himself would like to be treated and always desiring to know more.
For the person I am now, I have many people to thank. I come from a close and loving family, who offered unconditional love and support to me and my siblings. My childhood was one filled with laughter and joy, but also of knowing when to admit my own mistakes and learn from them. Luckily for me, my parents did not, and still do not, believe in sheltering their children from the hardships of the world, but rather have always let me and my siblings make our own choices, be they the right ones or the wrong ones. We have always had their full support, which means the world to me, even now, on the threshold of a new and stirring period in my life. If our choices turned out to be right, they were there to congratulate us and emphasize the fact that the results we were reaping were the consequence of our own actions, and that is what we should always do: follow our heart. If, however, our choices turned out to be wrong, they were still there to offer a shoulder to cry on, a helping hand or simply a sympathetic ear, accentuating the fact that a mistake is not a mistake as long as we learn from it, and emerge better people out the mess we might have created. This proved to be a lesson I would never forget, and it was the basis of all my future decision-making.
My teenage years were like that of any other teenager: rebellious. But, it was this rebellion which made me explore my creativity and leader capabilities. I have always been interested in science, and it was no wonder to everyone that I was initially a member of my high school’s science club, and then, after some time, I became the president, and was re-elected two times. It was an experience like no other. Somehow, I managed to take everyone’s thoughts and ideas into consideration, and create an amalgamation of their suggestions into a unified experiment, so that they were always more than satisfied with the outcome, having fully participated. We took part in several science fares, winning some prizes, but generally, it was not the prizes that linger in my mind after all these years. It was the feeling of authority I was privileged to have, in combination with keeping teamwork at the highest level possible. These formative years helped me develop a sense of cooperation, adhering to a deadline and giving my best performance even under pressure.
Naturally, as time went by, my priorities and dreams changed, but those basic ones remained. My priority has always been the need to keep developing myself, personally as well as professionally. I believe this is exactly the field that will be positively affected by my enrolling into business school. I wish to establish the theory of business well enough to be able to put it into practice and not only make a decent living, but eventually establish a business of my very own. Of course, in these hard times of financial turmoil, such dreams may be considered ludicrous and unattainable, but as I already mentioned, those two words are unknown to me in my personal endeavors. We are all creators of our own happiness, and if we do not take matters into our own hands, no one will do it for us. Thus, I believe that enrolling in business school is a logical step towards my goals and dreams, where my best traits will surface and become polished in time, making me a highly functional member of society.