Can fear stop you from getting what you really want? [Read more…]
I came across my old notebook that I used for my final year undergraduate project in Electrical Engineering. Going through it I felt a sense of nostalgia as I remembered those days — all the days and nights spent in the labs, the camaraderie with fellow classmates and the excitement in the air as people got their projects working.
But what I remembered the most was… how much I crumbled under the stress during that project. The project was simple. I could have done well, but my quest for perfection got to me and eventually I was overwhelmed by the pressure of the many failures and coming deadlines. [Read more…]
Franklin Roosevelt once said that “there are as many opinions as there are experts”. But have you ever wondered that if there were so many experts why is it that we still have so many problems?
With so many experts, shouldn’t we be able to address many of our social ills?
I have often pondered this, especially since we constantly hear politicians, business leaders and others in authority, talk about consulting with experts to find solutions to problems. Many of these experts come in at considerable cost, often with little to show for it. [Read more…]
I tell people that when I started my business, it was never about the money, and I still don’t think about the money. Most of them think I’m speaking nonsense or that I’m lying.
The truth is that the money is not the first thing in my mind. It’s about the purpose and what I truly want to achieve. [Read more…]
I have long pondered the relationship between happiness and success. I came across this TED talk by Shawn Achor and decided to write this post that was long outstanding.
Many people have believed, and possibly wrongly so, that in the pursuit of success, you will find happiness. “When I get that new job I will be happy.” or ” When I get that promotion I will be happy.” But in life, what we experience is only fleeting happiness when the do get the job or the promotion, or worst, what happens when we don’t get it. [Read more…]
Another year has come and gone and a new year is upon us. I won’t lie, 2012 was not a good year for me, financially, but I made it through it. I did learn a lot during the last year though. Here are nineteen of the most valuable things that I learned. [Read more…]