Speech by Chetan Bhagat : Don”t Just have Career or Acedemic Goals. Set Goals to Give You a Balanced Successful Life.
I use Balanced before Successful. Balanced means ensuring your Health, Relationships. Mental peace are all in good order. There is NO point of getting a promotiopn on the day of your Break up. There is NO fun in driving a car if your back hurts. Shopping is Not enjopyable if your mind is full of tensions.Life is one of those races in nursery school where you have to run with a marble in a spoon kept in your mouth. If the marble falls, there is No point coming first. Same is with life where health and Relationships are the marble. Your striving is only worth it if there is harmony in your life. Else, you may achieve the success, but this spark, this feeling of being excited and alive, will start to die. One thing about nurturing the spark- Don’t take life seriously. Life is Not meant to; be taken seriously, as we are really temperoray here. We are lilke a pre paid card with limited Validity. If we are lucky, we may last another 50 years. and 50 years is just 2 *500 week ends. Do we really need to get so worked up ? It’s ok, Bunk a few classes, scoring low in couple of papers, Goof up a few interviews, take leave from work, fall in love, little fights with your spouse. We are people, Not programmed devices. Don’t be serious, Be sincere.
hemant kothari” <email@example.com 10-3-2011