Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Think long-term!!

Few years down the line, millions of people might want to know this. But, since you have been with me during my formative period, I thought I will share this with you right away. It has always worked for me. Both on personal and professional fronts and in all walks of life. I have taken most of my decisions based on this and with each decision, my belief in this only increased. So, my sincere advice to all you guys reading this is to think long-term. It sounds simple but I have seen many people suffer because of lack of this approach. I don’t want you to do that. Before you take any hasty decision, before you get too excited or disappointed, before you let some incident affect you so much and you lose self-confidence, stop for a while and think long-term. How is this going to help you or affect you 5-10 years down the line? Is it hindering you from becoming or helping you to become the person you really want to be? You might realize that you have been giving a lot of importance to many things that might be insignificant to you in the long-term. And that you are neglecting things that are really important to you for the short-term benefits of success, praise and the like. So, I urge you friends, to give it a thought before you actually put your time and efforts into something because unfortunately we can’t yet travel back in time.

P.S: I might have sounded a little preachy, but believe you me, if you are born in a family of teachers and professors like I did, you can’t avoid that strain in you, however hard you try ;)

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Basic Instincts!!

They were right!! Our ancestors were animals!! No, I haven’t done any research on this topic nor did Darwin come in my dream and convince me. I could just feel it in me, all that immense force, the raw power, and the ruthlessness of a hunter while I work to reach my goals. I could not but associate these qualities to my ancestors. I could associate the forces within me to the roaring of a sea so much so that I could hear the same sound from the waves and within. The passion which fills me up at times is so overpowering to behave sanely in this sophisticated world. My ruthlessness at work sometimes puts my more suave fellow mates at unease. I sometimes wonder if somehow my ancestral roots are stronger than the rest or the others managed to sever them sooner. I just thought your comments might help me in figuring out J