This morning I woke up for morning prayer and after the prayer jumped into lovely reddish bed and kissed my pillow thanked it handling this head for years without complained and closed my eyes. In few seconds i felt something is buzzing, ops it was my phone. I love everything I have though. I was a message from a close friend asking me to join him to visit Seoul (capital of South Korea). I said lets sleep and decide at 10 AM.
I woke up well ahead of 10AM, mailed him to ask about the visit. He wanted to attend a wedding that I don’t want and already visited Seoul a day before. There was no good reason for me to go in a while I thought i am missing something for quite a long time. The messaged him let’s start in at 10.45AM beam.
I started on time picked him from his place and went to Seoul in 30 to 40 minutes had a good time with him, dropped him near subway station and went to masjid. Did my afternoon prayers and sat there for some time met few friends. They forced me to join for lunch with them, but somehow with lots of effort got a leave from them but said to one them to join me for coffee after a while because I was going to meeting someone i was missing for quite a long time.
Then i moved for lunch and went to a Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and took Moroccan mint tea and met the guy i was missing for quite a long time in peace. Though in Iteawon area, was less crowded because here weekend start in night: D. I asked me several things about what’s going around how life is and what is next. A very powerful personality, whenever i struck with him I felt I have a lot to do ahead. I talked about many things and many decisions, long term short term and much more. I never know how come two hours passed, and my friend gave me five calls.
One thing I wanted to ask him ever and waiting for my time. This was real good time no one around and in peace for hours. I asked him, tell me one thing, I have decent job that pays me three time higher than other engineers, I have a beautiful and peaceful home, I have one of the best cars in the world, I enjoy luxury that many don’t even know then why would I have to blog and work much harder than others. People relax, have fun, and do lot other stuff and when I take myself don’t even have time to think about a movie. I watch a movie may be in six months or so. Why do I have to be scheduled like that. He just smiled and shared with me, Bigger is the Aim higher is the sacrificed.
I am totally an average guy with extra crazy attitude towards life, want to higher and see the world from it. Someone is like me I take them there and if someone is not like I leave them where they deserve. It may sound bad but take it from me live is short we have a lot of big things to enjoy. You respect Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and many more like them. But wait for a second, and see how they got there. By travelling, sleeping all day and night long, watching TV, dying for movies, making friends on internet or chatting with people. Just think about that for a moment and you will realize what you have to do ahead. They all had bigger dreams and they lived up to their, it’s my and your turn now. If you have bigger Aim get ready to give a bigger sacrifice.
I met myself, sat alone and gave a thought for next. GATE is just next to you and your life is just next to you. If you are average and want to leave a mark in the world, time to give blood, sit and get ready to give your best. Traveling to explore is a bogus and false idea at this age. Much more travel come in life when you grow, much more opportunities come to explore. I am not a big travel fan but I had been to all Asia, Africa, Middle East, and all India. You don’t need to take the most valuable time for that, your wives or headbands will do that for you don’t worry. TV will suck your life with no important stuff. You can watch all later when you are free. You can meet the most amazing people if you sacrifice and do great in life, otherwise meet only people in situation like yours.
If you are taking up GATE this year, I ask you sit alone for some time. Check what are you doing and how much you have do for making it to IITs and beyond. Take it from me, rest is all nothing for you once you realize the importance and value of knocking doors of IITs. Make higher goals in life, reach your dreams and believe me you make your parents much more proud when they see you growing higher than living next to them sucking their lives. You cannot imagine the happiness your dad will feel when he says that his son or daughter made it to IITs. Take stand give that feeling parents. It’s not easy and free, you need to sacrifice. Just remember higher is aim bigger is sacrifice. Stop all time wasters and stay focused and stay concentrated. Sleep with GATE in mind and wakeup with that mind. We need honest dedication for it. Just few and rest of the life you will remember this time. If you waste this time you really don’t want to remember it. Take a call and give a shot.
Wish you all great luck ahead.