Khalid Al Ameri, MBA ’14: Do What’s True to Your Heart

Knowing what matters helps guide people during tough times.

March 01, 2014

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Khalid Al Ameri, MBA ’14 | ToniBird Photography

Khalid Al Ameri, MBA ’14 | ToniBird Photography

This series features our students’ reflections on their aspirations, learnings, challenges, and joys. Here, Khalid considers how Stanford GSB’s reminders to tune in to what’s most important apply to life beyond business school.

Stanford GSB is well-known for asking, “What matters most to you and why?” during the application process. From the very second you step foot on campus, your answers are put to the test.

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Those little pauses to remind yourself of what’s important are critical even beyond business school, as you are going to have to make tough choices in life.

We get stretched in so many ways, and pulled in all sorts of directions. It is in those very moments where you feel overwhelmed that you need to remind yourself of the things that matter most to you, and bring them back to the center of your universe.

Those little pauses to remind yourself of what’s important are critical even beyond business school, as we are going to have to make tough choices in life. I have found that when you do the things that are true to your heart and true to the people you love, things always work out. To me, it’s the most meaningful way to live my life — something that my time at Stanford GSB has ingrained in me, something that I will carry with me forever.

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