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 ;)

3 comments:

Vijay said...

Good one n' quite valid...Even I used it long time back when I had the option to pickup high paying job or a place where I can hone my skills which can steer me through in the long run..

Cheers..!! :-)

Sameer Jain said...

you should meet a friend when you come down to Pune - he said this very aptly ... "things are not as serious as they first appear, except in cases of life-and-death situations"

Maverick: "Trust me I am not Blogging" said...

Rekhs...

Well I believe we should not think much, just let our instincts rule....
No one knows what is right or wrong as long as we are confident about something, just go for it!!