In the last 17 years of my career as a Motivational Speaker and Career Counselor, one repeated ‘help request’ that I have tried to process regularly is that of – How to write a good SOP. It is highly satisfying a feeling to have contributed my bit to the dreams of hundreds of brilliant, bright, career focused students. By writing this Blog- the intent is to reach out to more. Here is all that I learnt about SOP writing while seeing the success / rejection of many a SOP at some of the most renowned institutes of the world.
Identical twin sisters get married to two different men. And, how important it is for the two ‘husbands’ to discrete their respective ‘wives’ for the discreet-actions. Rings a bell- Discrete v/s Discreet? That is what HOMONYMS are! And there are hundreds of ’em in the English language. Presenting to you 50 such difficult homonyms with examples and sentences – solutions you won’t forget ever! Be it a grammar test, the English section of CAT, CLAT, GRE, Bank PO, CSAT or any other competitive entrance exam – trust me, you are all set.
We invented ‘Zero’. Guess we also invented ‘Timepass’ , ‘Day Dreaming’ & ‘planning which usually FAILS’.
How so very often have we wanted to change things in our life, also knew the methods & ways to achieve the change but just could not find the force & self discipline to CHANGE.
We have all the answers in this highly communicative age. Kya karna hai, Kaisey karna hai: Sab pata hai ! Then why is it that it so happens that :-
‘Tum kya sach mein itney ……. ho?’
— Do you not regularly feel tempted to look at a few of your friend’s FB statuses & write below (the above line) as a comment? But you cannot say it; as it is your friend & it is social media. One wrong comment and he will UNLIKE all your pics that he had LIKED. And the itch keeps on growing (with every blatant display of low IQ & EQ of your friend) & you still cannot scratch that fungal patch.
My work gets me a chance to meet many genres of people. ‘We just DO NOT want to be HAPPY. We want to be MOVING’– is my strangest observation about my fellow voyagers. Even if you are an IIT / IIM working in a corporate or an IAS or a top doctor or a student in a college or even a housewife — I have found my observation to be true with majority junta. ‘We just DO NOT want to be HAPPY. We want to be MOVING.
‘36’. I turned 36. Scary number (wink). Confusing too!
My work- travel gets me to meet some very fantastic people at times. I have come across people like Anna Hazare, Richard Branson, Julia Roberts, sporting icons etc. But one of them stands way apart in terms of his story, grit, determination & most importantly, the extent to which Vicky Roy inspired me.