10 Most Important Lessons to Learn

Sireesha MK
Published on: June 2013
1. A for Ant!

If the person mentoring you says it's A for Ant, Believe it is! You might have learnt it's A for Apple and not Ant which is also true but A for Ant applies as well. Don't lose your mental energy in arguing and justifying why it is so. Your Mentor is wise enough to teach you. Believe in him and move forward. You will realize in the course of journey, why he said so.

2. Can I help you?

Not all who walk into your life might be your friends/soul mates (I still wonder what that is)/ best buddies. You will meet many, not few; who will at times make you blue. You won't be able to see through, be wise enough to unscrew. Haven't you got a clue? Make friends with a few. (Feeble attempts at poetry!). What I am trying to say is, Connect with the World, Network with a million, Help a thousand, Stay answerable to a ten.
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3. Learn - Un-learn - Relearn

The title says it all. At all points of time, have the readiness to learn when you are taught. Be more ready to un-learn when said so and re-learn with the same spirit. Light is a wave, Light is a particle. Light has dual nature. The definitions changed with time. So how many planets do we have in the Solar system? :)

4. I want to be a Jack of all Trades.

If this is you, let me tell you, I am also like you. There is always a right time for anything to be done. You might have a hundred interests, my friend, but what needs to be done now is more important than what can be done. Keep up to your priorities and commitments first. Do Delay Dump Delegate. One of the 4 D's should be the answer when faced with a question.

5. Where am I heading?

If you have ever played a game of Mario, you can relate well. Anyways, let me explain. When you are playing a game, what matters is to reach the destination, no matter what comes your way. Ducks, ants, bricks, fire balls, arrows and the rest coming your way really don't matter as what stays in your mind continuously is to win the game. Similarly in this game of life, it is very important to have a clear purpose in mind. It's when the Goal is clear is when your mind aligns to it and the heart is ready to believe, your actions will speak. Let no thorns stop you or disappoint you.

6. I want the egg to hatch TODAY?

No matter what you do, certain things take time. Have patience. Your work might not be paid off immediately but it will certainly be paid off someday. Give your best and don't be concerned about the results. Your work will fetch it's reward when the right time comes. No work goes waste. Someday, the egg will hatch. 7. "I don't want to rise today. I am so bored of coming up every day" says the SUN.

Will that be ok with you? If yes, drop me a mail! If no, read on. Each one of us have been bestowed with a responsibility. We need to be committed in fulfilling them. You are counted on for a particular task to be done. Make sure you do it, and do it with love. The sun never tells the earth "You owe me for all the light and heat I give you". See what happens with love like that. It lights up the sky.

8. E-X-P-E-C-T-A-T-I-O-N

Have expectations from yourself and not from others. Be responsible and accountable to finish what is given. No one can walk your path. You need to carry yourself when you fall and walk it through. Do not expect people to carry you through the desert. Face the storm and be a strong sailor. If lucky, you might find a voice which will give you direction.

9. A pinch of Salt

A pinch of Salt...can disappoint your taste-buds, spoil your mood, and bring down your bank balance and a lot more :) When you're working in a team, the factor that takes the highest place is Communication and Coordination. More than the work you do, what matters is your report. You might spoil the recipe of success if your report of how much was done is incorrect.

10. H for Happiness

I need a break to fill in happiness. I need to go for a vacation. I need to spend time with friends. I need to be alone. It's good to go on vacation, even better to spend time with friends. But it's when you find happiness in your work when you will be the happiest person in the world. 75% of a person's life consists of Work. If you cannot enjoy what you're doing, you can never be happy, so do what you love, love what you do. Love yourself, Love life.
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