The case of Siddharta (iconic founder of Cafe coffee day) highlights a blind spot in our culture. We overestimate achievement and underestimate fulfilment.(90more words)
We have created a virtual culture where if the content doesn’t connect with us in the first 30 seconds we will opt-out. Move on and choose something else to expend our attentions on.
But, what happens in a real-world scenario?
In school, the syllabus is designed to ensure that the slow learners are at par with quick graspers, college portions ensure that you get to know just enough to get the job done. Standards are for everyone. Go beyond them. Skip the textbooks, go for the tough books. Go beyond the syllabus. You may start at the standard pace, but build yourself and stay ahead of the standards.
We take things for granted. That we all know and often point it out to others. But how often we take things for gifted?
There are so many things, thoughts, people and moments that we have been gifted from known and unknown places.
Take audit at the end of your day of all the things that you have received for gifted!
It may not ring right, seem appropriate or few weird. But continue acknowledging and focusing on your gifts.
What extra are you getting? The world’s top business schools and elite professors have made their MBA courses available for anybody with a device, an internet connection for free. There are innumerable books, slide shows on the topics from The 30 day MBA to The 7-day weekend. Much more interesting, fun, colourful and insightful than a dry, monotone, boring yet expensive textbook. Most professionals are available and accessible on
50 years is only 2600 weekends! What will you spend the majority of them on? Sleeping in and catching up on the latest entertainment buzz? Or waking up early, building rituals that last a lifetime, carving out time to assess your progress, indulging in hobbies that rejuvenate you? You only have so many weekends. Don’t overbook your self with engagements that hardly enrich you, fail to fully engage you
When experiencing a movie, a song, a situation, a story. A question that encourages me to squeeze wisdom form it is ‘What have I learnt from this?’
If you were so inclined to learning you could pick business lessons by watching an episode of Game of Thrones, notice a business gap while streaming through Spotify, spot a business idea as you drink packaged drinking water, gleam practical insight from a college case study, build a discipline from other others mistake.
Growth isn’t taught, it’s caught. Insights are omnipresent. Train your eyes to notice and bring them into action.
Monotony and routine have a bad rep amongst the youth, it’s frowned upon and nobody seems to like it. I was in the same thought group until I bumped on this quote which I now pasted on my studio door. ‘Be regular and orderly in your life so you can be violent and original in your work’ -Gustavo Flaubert Having studied and interviewed multiple artists, entrepreneurs and businessmen for
We all need to chase small failures instead of big successes. That way the resistance to start, the fear of criticism, the XYZ block, the excuses won’t stop you. Failing small so you can bounce back up quickly and get back at it. Losing your 2Bhk over a failed attempt will wipe you out of further chances. The idea is to survive another day so you get a fresh