End of the year post 

It’s December and New Year is 2 weeks away. Now, if it were my low days I would complain about how New year is not a big thing it’s just another year – blah blah, but I won’t. ‘Cos, that is just bullshit talk. New Year is an official restart to your life. Agree or not, that is the truth (note to self, as well)
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Lesson of 2016 : PATIENCE

It’s funny how all throughout the year I kept looking out for the end of everything – ‘end of week’, ‘end of month’ and even when good things are happening around me, I would worry about the end of it, about ‘why‘ it has to end (well yes, when you see my face I may look like a blank canvas, but there’s a whole messy mindmap up there). So now that the year is all set to graduate, my feelings are – “wait, what?!” – well, this was my feeling yesterday. Today, it’s different. (Gotcha!). Today my mind is all ready to start digging a grave for all the mess-full thinking this year has given me, and (now that I’m on a gardening term of explanation) – I will TRY to plant in the good-stuff this year has given me (just so it grows for next year you see ;))
Okay, yapped enough, time for some bullet-ing.
3 lessons of this year that I MUST obey for the next  (obviously there’s more, but whose got the time, right? )
Point no. 1: Shits going to keep happening (of course). But gotta you juuustt gotta deal with it. Right now if things don’t work out the way you want it too. Take some time for thinking a way out, and there is ALWAYS a way out. Shitty day is going to pass anyway, tomorrow maybe worse for all we know, but today is definitely going to pass (unless you have the remote to pause /fast-forward time, then please leave me your address, I’m coming to you)
Point no.2: If people don’t get you at a certain stressful situation, leave it. When the storm is calmer, come back later to explain yourself better- but just don’t let things hanging everywhere (no I’m not talking about your messy room!.. I’m talking about those awkward unresolved issues hanging in between formal conversations.
Point no 3: The only way to get pass a mess is to get through it (this is my worst, I could do the first two and delay action-izing the third). But yes, no matter how much we hate to face a crappy situation, you will somehow have to deal with it – and the more time you waste avoiding it, the crappier the situation is going to be (ok, gtg slap myself now to de-stress now).
Well then, until another 3 bullet points pop into my tangled mindmap, it’s time to chill with the last of 2016.
Sayonara!
Arunya

 

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17 Things an MBA has taught me apart from being ‘academically well versed’…

MBA is not just an addition to your profile or a step to a successful career. I am very much enjoying my journey so far and I am only half way through. Yet I can confidently say I am a changed individual in just these 6 months of study. So when you plan to do an MBA get ready to give in the best of your potential in life. Its a pretty much demanding journey but one with the most rewards. Hope you enjoy reading and do add in some of your thoughts if you may agree more 🙂

Here you go..

16 Things an MBA has taught me apart from being ‘academically well versed’…

  1. Being calm is not an option: You are either stressed or emotionless.
  2. Organizing is key: You must pre-plan your whole year in advance including your leave, your PMS days and most productive days AND abide by them!
  3. Stay healthy: Sleep + exercise = productivity, Caffeine + healthy diet = positivity x mental focus!
  4. NEWS: A must read! Download all possible apps to get alerts from all over the world and even outer space.
  5. Change the way you shop: Yes! You start thinking between the lines of a SALE or a weekly draw even at a 1 pound store!
  6. Valuing relationships: Surprising but true! That’s a sign when you really need your break! Yay family time.. (miracles happen).
  7. Personality development: Unknowingly but eventually you change into a different person (in a good way).
  8. I’m more confident: Just a result of meeting classmates who are 5 to 30 years older than me.
  9. You finally can start a conversation at your Dad’s Boss’s dinner party: Talk about the weather or the economy, Always works!
  10. Even more practical thinking: YES or a NO.. Mostly a NO!
  11. Study time: Follow the student handbook. 20 hours a week is actually the right way and not just for ‘those nerds’.
  12. Networking: Growing connections on linkedin and not facebook.
  13. Use of Marketing Jargons: Competitive Advantage is an alternative for ‘I’m better than you’.
  14. Size matters: Size of the BOOKS.. it’s either big or bigger.
  15. Stronger career path: Don’t have to google ‘how to write an effective cover letter’ anymore. You know what would get you that job.
  16. Why work experience is actually a ‘requirement’: 3 years minimum = 10% helpful and 90% delete and replace. The more you work the less you need to read/browse/search/understand/learn.
  17. Change in preferences: Be it the Movies you loved to watch or the Events you never missed. You now start looking at the ROI’s!

~ Shahana

Picture source: http://www.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk 

Lesson Learned : Magic no exist

Lesson Learned : There isn’t a magic wand tool in our world. No matter how hard or easy things get. We cannot swish a wand away to banish them off. They stick to you. Stick to you till you get down on your knees and surrender to solving this issue/s. They show you that it does indeed have the power of controlling you IF you choose to ignore it or pretend it does not exist – But yet, are you going to let it? Are you going to let it control you?Are you going to let it over power your mental ability to slash off this slavery to excuses? You’re thinking – well maybe because I have no choice – ‘No choice’ is such a cliche. Choices are there. They just aren’t the choices you aren’t willing to make. They aren’t just what you want to opt. It’s ultimately your decision – but here, here what are we doing now – are we just choosing to break lose or are we going to let the power of excuses grow onto us? 
 
In the more realistic world, I have a ‘let it be’ mindset. If some of you are like me then this is what we do – we trick our minds to believe that a magical world exists and that there is some magic somewhere that you might just stumble across that would change our minds and our issues – we read, we listen, we try to understand and eventually we choose to ignore, we distract our minds, we pretend they don’t exist – and eventually we let these excuses slowly gobble up the only time we have to prove our own minds wrong. 
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Our constant search for what is better – what can be improved, what ‘could’ be better is basically letting us fall into a phase of hope. Well, for beginners, yes hope is needed…but what if we have to keep hoping for things to get better – for good changes to happen.Then we wait. We wait and wait. Just waiting for too long and as time passes – you continue to hope.
Only when I stopped to hope it struck me wait, although I wanted and hope for change- what did I do to make the change? What was my effort in it ? Oh yes, I hoped  – so..is that all? I thought, don’t I want the hope shown as results..?
 
Look up at where you going than down hoping that magic still lies somewhere to show it self. No NO NO. You are your magic. The effort you put in to recreate your hope is the real deal.  No one else does it for you. No external power, no magical power…just YOU. 
Arunya