Words of the Week – back to the drawing board

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To go back to the drawing board means to start something over. This phrase always makes me think of mapping out a process before you start. If your original route doesn’t get you where you want to go, you can go back to the drawing board and create a new path to reach your goal. The thing I like best about the phrase it that it has a sense of hope. You’re not giving up, just broadening your horizons to figure out the best way to get there.

For example, you might hear an MBA in a social entrepreneurship class say, “I know this is a good idea that can help millions of people, but this design is not the best we can do; the price will be cost prohibitive for most people. Let’s go back to the drawing board and figure out how to make this work!”

Author: Grayson Leverenz

Grayson Leverenz founded MBA in the USA® to help international students build networks, find jobs, and have fun in the USA. Hundreds of global professionals have benefited from Grayson’s intercultural workshops, and she has worked with people from Brazil, China, India, South Africa, South Korea, the UK, and the USA to build effective virtual teams and craft brilliant careers.

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