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…]