There are hell lot of things to do both on Inspire n Ignite and back at office. For the first time I feel so confused and feel that something is missing is life and lost focus completely. I was supposed to post third part of the interview with Nikhil way back and was supposed to make an interview questions for Anshul GATE 2011 AIR 1. Back office, have to work on optimization of existing software for high performance and memory reduction.
All this work pressure and other stuff is there since last couple of years right from PhD, I managed it well. To spend quality time, I used to read different management books. That helped me staying focus and reach goals on time. Thank god I had an excellent record of timing. When I completed my PhD and moved to ISI Kolkata as Assistant Professor and I got time to read a book called ‘First Things First’ by Steven Covey. I read that book a long time back, but just a few minutes before I was talking to a someone whose is very close to me and saw that book and remember the value of first things first in life.
Whenever I am lost or too busy or confused, I just halt for some time and think about whats going around me. I set my priorities and set targets and make schedules and start walking again. Thinking about life is very important but most important is to not to just with flow of others. If you start doing like everyone else then it’s difficult to set goal and work for them. It’s impossible to give this world your presence just being like all around you and following all around you. To make a contribution you need to stop and think whats right and wrong. Give yourself a justification and stick on to it and put your heart into it. This helps you to put first things first without being influenced by your surroundings and people around you.
Let’s go back to GATE preparation or any other thing your life. If you do some thing just because everyone else is doing then you will end up being like everyone else. If you are writing GATE just because all your classmates are writing it, you will not benefit with it even if you get AIR 1. On the same time when you know what you are doing and why you are doing you will cherish it, value it and make best use of it too. This will make something your first thing and you will definitely keep it at first place and love what you do to get it.
I just wanted to remind you all the if you are wasting your time and getting puzzled into busy schedules and missing out things, just stay back think around, see people just not to be blind and follow them but to realize what you need to set. Set priorities and always question yourself how honest you are to your First Things. If your First Things are getting last priorities then for sure you are totally screwing up with your life.
With this I call you all to keep the First Things First and be honest with them, whether it’s GATE, studies, or just a job.
Do share a reminder with friends and help them stay focus.