Monday, 6 December 2010

happy hijri!

happy hijri!

may we continue our good works and deeds!

let's start over a new leaf, before it's too late!

and may success always be with us.



I may be naive, living in my altruistic utopian dream that the world can operate in fairer ways. But what keeps me going is that I wholeheartedly believe in this dream. I believe that to succeed in life you have to do two things:

at the first place, Get as much education and experience in the field that you love.

then, Keep your eyes open.

The first point is easy to understand. If you get world-class education and experience in a field that you love, then you have a better chance of success. But look at the sentence again — “has a better chance of success”, not “is assured of success”.

The second point is something more real. It’s the link between your armour of education and experience, and consistently achieving success. And it’s also the least taught and talked about. Keep your eyes open. Let me explain. I believe that we are surrounded by opportunities. Some refer to these opportunities as luck. Yes, I believe that luck is swimming all around us. The universe has a way of being fair. It distributes luck evenly. So is it some people have better luck than others? Well, that’s because they look out for it. They keep their eyes open.

If you wake up thinking that it’s going to be another boring day in your career, then you won’t see the luck all around you.

But if you wake up thinking today will be the day that you will start making all your dreams come true, you will see opportunities everywhere — opportunities that have always been there, except you never opened your eyes to them before.

That’s why some people have all the luck. They keep their eyes open.

I also believe that there’s more luck to be found the higher you are. You see, luck swimming at the bottom is luck a lot of people can reach, so you need to go higher to get more and higher-quality luck.

How do you go higher? Build your foundation higher. If you’re standing on a foundation higher than the others, you can reach the luck that they can’t reach.

How do you build your foundation higher? Get as much experience and education as you can. The more you have, the higher your foundation. The higher your foundation, the higher you can jump off from it and reach for the luck nobody else can. But you have to keep your eyes open. If not, you won’t be able to see all the luck swimming around you, even if one slapped you in the face.

You can work for the best companies in the world or have double degrees from Harvard, but if you don’t keep your eyes open, you’re just sleeping on your foundation, oblivious to all the luck swimming around you.

That’s why, in my opinion, to succeed continually in life you have to equip yourself with brain power and experience, and you have to keep your eyes open.

I don’t think this is some new-age philosophy. I thoroughly believe it to be true. I really think....

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