Are you someone who has often grappled with the question – ‘What am I good at?’ or rather wondered, ‘Am I good at anything at all!’; then this blogpost on ‘How to find your passion’ is for you. And if you are one of those lucky souls who have always known what to do with their lives, I am sure you know ample people who are still struggling. Pass it on to them.
The first time I posted a blog was 4th November, 2010. I wrote ‘How to smartly choose a career’ because it was one of the questions I was asked, very frequently. No one noticed my first blogpost. With a hurt ego & in desperation, I had to finally call up a few friends & relatives and requested them to please for heaven’s sake have a look. Today after posting hundreds of Blogposts (with some of them even having 2.5 million plus unique views)- I so want to share my secret of ‘ How to start a Blog’ & ‘How to make it very popular’. It is a long post, but I promise you – it contains all that you need to know to ‘How to become a Star Blogger’. Read on…
Kaakacheshta, vakodhyaanam, swaana-nidra tathaivacha
Alpahaari, grihastyaagi vidyaarthi panchalakshanam
Any mention of studying & what makes a good student would be incomplete without this Sanskrit shloka. It means – the five most important qualities that any sincere student needs to possess are: perseverance like a crow (never gives up), concentration of a heron (who catches fish like no one else does), sleeps like a dog (always alert), does not over-eat and does not socialize like a house on fire. It’s a very brief summary of this entire blog post on how to study for long hours with Concentration.
If you are someone who wants a lot of money right from the start of your career, this post is not for you. But I would suggest that you read it still. Strange but I see 100s of super successful people making a U turn, late in their careers to come back to the field of teaching and research. So, stay tuned and you never know – it might be your big idea! Now, to the main question – Why a career in higher education, teaching and research makes sense in India right now? What is it about the education scenario in India that makes me believe this could be the most cunning move for people with the right fit?
All my gut check and research tells me that 80% careers of 2030 are not even born yet. Obsolescence like a raging bull is striking hard in every domain. And this is precisely the reason- why you must not invest your time and precious youth into doing things which may not stay significant after a few years. There is nothing more stupid than dating an idea whose time is going and definitely nothing more romantic than dating an idea whose time has come or is yet to come. Hence these itches inside me to pen some deep work about 10 Upcoming Careers of future that can make you very rich.
You know what is mitochondria?
If you quickly shuffle back to Class 8 biology, you will know – mitochondria are the powerhouse of cells. All the energy is generated there. All the fire within you, is generated there. And that’s what some super inspiring quotes are – The mitochondria of inspiration. Though, to not make it sound geeky, I will stick to the word ‘powerhouse’. Read More