We keep seeing career goals that go something like this:
“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat.
“I don’t much care where–” said Alice.
“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat.
“–so long as I get SOMEWHERE,” Alice added as an explanation.
“Oh, you’re sure to do that,” said the Cat, “if you only walk long enough.”
(Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Chapter 6)
You do see the issue, we hope?
Here's what others have said about this:
>HAHAHA!!!! But damn, what a way to nail the message home. But to be fair, I think the whole B-School process is one BIG BIG opportunity for introspection and takes some time. I mean if nothing else, you come to know your goals, strengths, weaknesses and aspirations better and you can work toward them one way or another. Knowing is the first and perhaps the most difficult step. (isn't it?)
>Manoj, exactly!! You basically just described the entire philosophy behind the Stanford essays: http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/mba/admission/dir_essays-p.html