I am a humble human being, someone too polite to say No to people on the face, someone too naïve to become an entrepreneur (at least as per my mentor/well wishers).
I am a common man who is trying to come out of series of setbacks , trying to undo my mistakes, move away from path of mediocrity to resourcefulness, learning resilience on the way, getting perspective on the most important aspects of life. Professionally I have spent 16 years 3 months experiencing nuances of corporate life mostly in Dubai. Last 5 months I have been on a forced sabbatical. I was/am in love with Dubai (or so I thought), but somewhere along the way to becoming 40 I realized that I am more in love with eradicating any sort of helplessness (not only poverty & pain) from this world … to start with my world.
I see a world where a lot of people (youngsters & experienced alike) would need good amount of hand holding due to this turmoil. It could be learning new skills, unlearning old way & beliefs, in need of motivation and inspiration, direction and at times a small nudge. People will have to learn to define their value & skill sets and embed those into specific niche jobs/assignments and finally lay it out to the world. The practice of being engaged into low value task/jobs would be redundant as these tasks are going to be assigned to machines/Programs/AI.
One of my revered mentor & a yogi advised me to look within and try to reinvent myself after identifying my core skills. More & more people are engaged into very generalized job profiles with very least or insignificant skillset. I also thought that what if I also possess a very generalized skill set or am still trying to figure out what is my skill even after spending 1 1/2 decade in Wealth Management industry.
My mentor enlightened. ” You are good in articulating your thoughts. You are good in speaking the right content at the right time and in the language your audience understands and relate to.” Up until now I had been thinking that I am not a good orator as I don’t speak much in gatherings until unless I have something significant to offer/add value to in the discussion. I generally keep my thoughts to myself.
My mentor spoke further. “You need to find places, opportunities (monetary or otherwise) where this ability/niche can be put to use or exploited.”
I explain very well to individuals/group something without any inhibition when I have added my thoughts to a concept/theory/fact in concern. I find myself very effective in awakening people who are still sleeping (metaphorically) and can very well be swatted by the harsh reality of this fast changing world. It comes naturally to me to nudge youngster so that they don’t fall into the pit, so that they do not follow zombie herd. Setbacks and failures have instilled in me some sort of resilience which has somehow blessed me with a discerning mind resulting which I am choosing to engage or not engage in so many areas which would seem very logical for a third person to advise me to.
I am still very cautious as i haven’t established the positive outcomes of my real skills & thoughts. But I do see myself effortlessly preventing a lot of people making similar mistakes following an unyielding path. I need not be a full time coach to do that. Anyone & everyone should keep their eyes & ears open and provide helping hand/support/guidance/training to people in need. We have to inculcate a habit of knowledge/skill/experience sharing among us.
Working together we can make a positive change. Clearly the world is in a mess. Anyone – everyone, can see that! The question is why? Why is everything always so negative? Who is actually creating all this strife? I want to live in a world where food is not systematically poisoned. Where pure clean water […]
Fear holds us back to express ourselves fully. Each one of us has an immense potential to be fulfilled. It’s just fear of so many things which keeps us in its grip as a prisoner.
I agree and value this thought that none of us have preordained destiny.Everyone can become the true manifestation of his/her immense potential.
I wish common man could also understand this truth about our existence. Common man is so focussed in making ends meet and engrossed completely into 9-5 slavery. This was not supposed to be the reality of human existence.
There has to be thousands and thousands of people focused on bringing solace into this world. World needs repair not fast paced destruction in the name of economic growth.
We need to remove hypocrisy from our lives completely which we learn right from our childhood. Concern can not be superficial. It has to reflect in everything.
Please CONSUME only that much which is needed for you to have a comfortable life. Be wealthy, create wealth for generations to come, for our nation, But please be mindful in your consumption as it affects every life on planet, whether buying clothes, cars, house, plenty of products we use, even our eating habits, pl be mindful in everything.
Our obsession with EXTRAORDINARY, OUTSTANDING, EXCEPTIONAL, RARE, BEST has brought world to this level of insanity where the common man has been scrambling for a life of just basic resources.
Too much competition is perpetuated in this world. And for what? Ask this to people struggling to survive on this beautiful planet despite so much food and resources.
Greed has taken humans to such shameful levels of indifference, that it doesnt bother if more than half of human population is spending their precious life in bonded labour of scarcity, false hope, long died ambitions and painful poverty.
Let’s work on making this world right again than rather be concerned with false notion of progress and growth. Very strong words from me just to wake up or influence the real human in each one of us to make the right choice in smallest of things.
I wish someone had written this to me 10-15 years back.
TAKE RISK !!!
Do not play safe.
There is just one life
Don’t be bound by any norms. Please read a lot about people taking risks and starting on their own.
It may be sometimes scary but still know this, that you can pull off anything. It’s just that you need to be more disciplined, persistent with your efforts, truly honest with your desires and be more engaging with people.
Keep yourself engaged in your development. Don’t leave job in haste, plan it (if you can!). Use every bit of your time towards some fulfillment of your desire (or Calling !). Don’t live piece by piece. If you like music, create music and put it on internet. Later you may be able to sell it. If you are like me who wants his thoughts to go far and wide, then please share as much as you can on blogs/ social media.
Do something every now and then.
These thoughts came to me as I see people around. Now in the new world everyone needs to be hands-on some technology. You don’t need an office to do something great. Internet is a blessing. Use it. Don’t be left behind. Read a lot from medium.com, hackernoon.com, or any blog which shows how people are living their dreams while taking risks.
Please read, learn and take risk. Start something, may be anything small but original, with your imprints all over it. Perhaps an idea from your evolved mind which should be an outcome of your learning, knowledge, thoughts.
Please enroll yourself on coursera.org, edx.org, udacity, udemy or on any learning portal.
Everything a person needs to reach his/her real potential is always within. But these 4 words can bring miracle in anyone’s life. They make us so powerful from within that we never stop believing in ourselves and never stop chasing our dreams.
“I BELIEVE IN YOU”……………………”I BELIEVE IN YOU”…………………….”I BELIEVE IN YOU”
There must be enoughfood on this planet. No one should be hungry. Nations should focus on agriculture once again. We should pivot towards making an ecosystem where every student, graduate, professional, researcher & policymaker is focused on enhancing our agricultural capabilities. Lets halt on assembly line production of s/w developers ( Coders), Stock brokers and investment bankers.
Excessive mindless consumption is hurting this planet and humanity. We will have to revisit the concept of economic activity.
A new ailment is engulfing humanity during this pandemic – Mental disorders (depression). The best cure is to focus on doing something significant in life, something much bigger than yourself. It is not the time to become volcano of problems, rather become solver of crisis humanity is facing.
Notion of leadership needs to change. People who assimilate easily with others, are inclusive. They listen & observe more than speaking and pushing their own ideas. They should be groomed & identified as #future#leaders.
I have always told my friends that “please do not be rigid about using social media platforms. There are no set of rules. The more authentic you are, the more acceptable you are. The more real you are, the more you relate to real people.”
People are interested in knowing what you have to offer in terms of your thoughts, knowledge, skills and ideas. If we want a real change in our society, our country and this world then this is the starting point (Online). Internet connected world with social media platforms garner attention from some of the most influential people and institutions on this planet.