structure support and commitment
the power of paying for something
When people commit to a learning project like a Phd or an MBA, they’re paying for the sake of paying. They are committing for the sake of committing.
Enrolling in a program of study is nice.
It lets us know that our experiment has a beginning and an end.
There is a cost involved. The price is X.
All of those ‘uncertainties’ can be figured out, reasoned with and documented.
The investment costs are clear. The perceived results are clear too.
Finish law school and you get to become a lawyer.
Finish an MBA and you get to work way too much.
Finish a PhD and you can starve while being both morally and intellectually superior to the rest of us. You get to complain that nobody listens to the experts while grumbling about the injustice of your chosen poverty…
Imagine if instead of investing all of that money and all of that time in school, you invested it in something that you are passionate about that serves others.
It’s more difficult.
There’s no start date, no end date or graduation.
The costs and rew…
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