“Time, not money, is the most valuable commodity of all”
We have proven track record of achieving extraordinary success in things, projects or big goals that we never imagine we can do it. Belief in attempting things that are beyond our imagination and achieving them enriches our lives with fulfilment and many times makes us famous and rich. “Only those who attempt the absurd can achieve the impossible”.--Albert Einstein Theoretical Physicist, Philosopher, Nobel Prize Winner
We are living in a very competitive era and we all have onus of making some impact with our way of living life on ourselves and the community around us. We should develop the habit of liking to be challenged, stay self-motivated in spite of negative pressures on us; take big challenges and try our best to accomplish them and people will start noticing you. There is a need for every one of us to make a difference in whatever we attempt to do.
“There’s only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self”. –Aldous Huxley Novelist
We are known from what we achieve. But our achievements have a shelf life. That means we cannot just stop improving ourselves and impacting others as role models. World moves dynamically and age, values, knowledge, experiences are constantly progressing and where we stand is what matters. Taking risks and learning from setbacks and moving forward are the only way to stay relevant in this world. There are problems small to complex that needs to be solved and we have the capability of solving many of them.
Some examples are “Genetic sequencing of human genes that help in target medication for individuals instead of generalized prescriptions”. Similarly we have global warming challenges to solve. We have challenges to reach Mars, Venus and colonize Moon. Our imagination is what matters the most.
There are people who are able to achieve some extraordinary feats such as mimic human behaviors, experiences and creativity by using some complex machine learning techniques, Mathematical algorithms such as K-nearest neighbor ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K-nearest_neighbors_algorithm ) to analyze music ( http://vfacstaff.ltu.edu/lshamir/) , predict Hollywood movies whether they will be hits or flops even before starting on the projects ( http://www.epagogix.com/ ) and finally computers creating music (we don’t need music directors anymore) http://geb.uma.es/melomics/melomics.html
But for a beginner in life like young students there is ample opportunity for you to start building your life and leading on the edge of achieving some extra ordinary things. Here are some basic principles of achieving some extra ordinary things.
- Ignore the Noise. Once you firm up your mind and motivate yourselves to start working for great achievements you will find naysayers around you all the time. They will try to pull you down. Just ignore them and slowly and steadily start building knowledge and experiences in what you really want to achieve that is beyond your imagination.
Do remember “It is not who is Right but what is Right” matters.
- Have clear objective. Start reading/learning diversified information. Today world needs people who are deep in one knowledge area but also very good in every subject matter that is not related to their fields. I wrote a blog on this http://skillsnest.wordpress.com/2013/09/29/chance-favors-the-connected-mind/
3. Stay focused: As you continue your journey of achieving great goals you may be distracted by many events, circumstances, constraints, family pressures and many unknown factors. Coming back on track is very important. Doing regular Yoga and Meditation will help you to regain focus.
“Innovation is rewarded, execution is worshiped.”
- Develop patience. Today digitally connected and instant gratification world is making young students to be restless and expecting instant results. But in order to achieve great things you have to be patient enough and continue your journey until you reach your goals.
“There is no limitations except those we create for ourselves” ―Lolly Daskal, Thoughts Spoken From The Heart
- Watch your progress: we all make judgmental mistakes and sometimes it may be that we may choose a wrong direction. So occasionally checking where we stand in our achievements should be monitored and measured. Otherwise all our efforts may be ultimately futile .
“Opportunities for us to make a difference are everywhere, and usually they’re found in the little things. Everything we do matter. If we keep our eyes open we’ll see that the little things – the ‘inches’ we need – are everywhere around us. It’s the 1,001 of these little things, or inches, that add up to be the ‘Diff.’
- Not able to accept failure: We should never become possessive of our tasks, work or people we work with. Sometimes if things won’t work out we should be able to ignore our failures and continue on a new path. Possessiveness makes us Sad and creates mental distress and other health problems. I wrote a blog on this subject here http://skillsnest.wordpress.com/2013/09/10/failure-is-not-final/
“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail” .– Ralph Waldo Emerson Philosopher, Poet, Author, Essayist
7. Question your acts: You should constantly ask why you are doing something in a particular fashion. By questioning your way of doing you will get a chance to do it much better. I wrote a blog on this
“Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for”.–Joseph Addison English Essayist, Poet, Playwright And Politician.
Good luck to you.
“Change yourselves and the world is a better place with You” –RK This is my quote for you.