Applying to Harvard Business School (HBS) – a daunting thought indeed, and justifiably so. After all, we are talking about one of the most prestigious Business Schools in the world, one that is more than a century old. The prospect of applying to a United States University that boasts of a meagre 10-12% acceptance rate, and one that has churned out a colossal number of Presidents, Politicians, Leaders and Corporate Stars, would understandably be an intimidating thought. However, is the competitive admissions policy, huge applicant pool, and the meagre number of applicants who get in, reason enough to shelve the idea? Certainly not! If someone (anyone at all) can get in, why can’t you? They’re human, with their own human frailties and challenges, and so are you. Moreover, always remember that if something is worth achieving, it will (in all probability) not be a cakewalk.