Saturday, October 18, 2008

How to do more

What the problem in sleeping 4 hours a day? Laziness, tiredness, inattentiveness?

The answer is none of the above.

At an MBA college one of the few things you'll learn that are of actual practical value are : how to sleep less, how to work under deadlines, how to seriously multi task, how to crave for that 3 am maggi fix, how to spew out "wisdom" on anything at all, how to drink all night and give a presentation in the morning, how to study just 2hrs before an exam, how to read more than 2 newspapers a day, how to write a good resume,........the list goes on.

So whats the big deal u may ask......u don't need to spend 8lakhs to learn these things.

But that's where you're wrong. Here is where the "best and the brightest" of the country are. The next CEO of an Infosys or a ICICI Bank(does anyone want this job right now?) may be sitting next to you for two years. This is the place where you can develop relationships that will last you a life time (that's right i said relationship not friendship).

The advantage of sleeping less is unrivalled. You can read the book you always wanted to, you can play the games you always wanted to,you can think about your future in the silence of the night, you can discuss business, politics, food, philosophy, the future with the most brilliant individuals, you can study(if you want), and pretty much do anything except soak up some sun.

The most important lesson that you'll learn however, is that you'll learn to prioritize your life. You will realize the importance of personal time and family time. You'll learn to balance extra-curriculars and academics. You'll learn which one is more important. You will see your plans materialize and fail and you'll see yourself still manage to cope.

When I arrived here, for the first week i slept a net total of maybe 15-16 hrs. But believe me it felt good. We as a group were able to gel so well one may think we were friends for the last 10 years. We supported each other, challenged each other, pushed each other to the limit.......

Lets hope this is the beginning of something great.


arjun said...

hey buddy...arjun from rajhans here...first of all, congratulations for getting where you are right now and some good writing out here....just one thing.... : the "best and the brightest" of the country are not only @ IIMs or IITs :)

just my point of view...

all the best for the times to come!

Jerome said...

yes thats true.....but that was just me being a bit satirical :-)
anyways....thanks and best of luck to you too!