Thursday, October 21, 2010

Chetan Bhagat at Symbiosis

Speech by Chetan Bhagat at symbiosis.
One of my student forwarded this piece of advice from Chetan Bhagat...Must read for everyone ofcourse..!

" Don't just have career or academic goals. Set goals to give you a balanced, successful life. I use word balanced before successful. Balanced means ensuring your health, relationships,mentalpeace are all in good order.
There is no point of promotion on the day of your breakup.
There is nofun in driving car if your back hurts. Shopping is not enjoyable if your mind is full of tensions .

Life is one of those races in nurseryschool where you have to run with a marble in a spoon kept in yourmouth.if the marble falls there is no point coming first. Same is with life where health and relationships are like marbles. your striving is only worth it if there is harmony in your life. else you may achieve the success but this spark, this feeling of excitement will start to die..."

True indeed...!
Somewhere it reflects Paulo Coelho or Robin Sharma.
It reflects, infact, our day to day life in a nutshell.
Intimidated by 'success' (at least urge to succeed) and drowned by day to day chores, with no time for enjoyment or relaxation, one day we realize how much we lost in terms of relationships.

Most of the time, i consider that the inability to say firm "NO" will eat away the time and disturbs our schedules.
More and more committments creep in.
More and more targets pile up.
we spend less and less time with wife and children..
show less and less enthusiasm to enjoy time with family...
we become irritable, restless..losing balance to success.
but we pretend to be happy .. burning away the emotional stamina and mental energy.
Making efforts to crawl the to the top of a pole which is slippery with oil...!
Illusioning to achieve some imaginary goals... set by others. ..!