My sister shared this with me and I liked this. She quoted that the excerpt was from a speech given by Chieftain Bhagat at Symbiosis. I agree with you, my sister and I am going to come back to an 8 hour schedule.May be I will start early, but would try to spend some quality time in the evening with my family. when I am trying to teach chess to my daughter, I understand how much away I have gone from being the child. I am trying hard to talk, train and mentor fresh folks at work, am I doing the same with my daughters? Have the child in me is still alive, but I might still run busy, because i like it
Set goals to give you a balanced, successful life. I use the word balanced before successful. Balanced means ensuring your health, relationships, mental peace are all in good order. There is no point of getting a promotion on the day of your breakup. There is no fun in driving a car if your back hurts. Shopping is not enjoyable if your mind is full of tensions.
You must have read some quotes – Life is a tough race, it is a marathon or whatever. No, from what I have seen so far, life is one of those races in nursery school. Where you have to run with a marble in a spoon kept in your mouth. If the marble falls, there is no point coming first. Same with life, where health and relationships the marble. 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 being excited and alive, will start to die.
One thing about nurturing the spark – don’t take life seriously. Life is not to be taken seriously, as we are really temporary here. We are like a pre-paid card with limited validity. If we are lucky, we may last another 50 years. And 50 years is just 2,500 weekends. Do we really need to get so worked up? It’s ok, bunk a few classes, goof up a few interviews, fall in love. We are people, not programmed devices. Don’t be serious, be sincere