Though there exists no book which guarantees sure success in life, but this slim volume provides some tried and tested guideline,s smart tips and rich experiences replete with anecdotes which may help you to balance and plan your life and extract the most out of it.
The author cites the case of a software entrepreneur who made enough money to retire at the age of 40 and who says. ?Life is another name for a collection of choices.? Another corporate big-timer has to say that he learnt a useful lesson from life which has taught him to ?think with your head, but act from your gut.? A legal expert says that he has struck a self-designed poster on his home computer station, ?Which keeps reminding me that there is so much that we want to do in life, more than just getting stuck to a ten to five job in this corporate rat race.? There are still others who follow the principle of taking ?life as it comes, one day at a time?, implying that they life in the present, without worrying too much about the future. This means that they try to extract the maximum amount of happiness for the present, think about actions and consequences now, and follow the best possible path by believing, ?I have just one more day to live.?
The author says the wave of liberalisation, has opened up India to the vast world, providing immense socio-economic opportunities for young Indians, especially to those who seize these opportunities and join the race of ?the High Fliers?. By giving real-life examples, he celebrates not only the High Fliers for their passion, creativity and ambidexterity, but also their parents who may have made many sacrifices and hard choices to enable their children to extract the best possible out of life, become successful and ride high.
Another tip is to master the art of ?reading comprehension? to test how fast you can read and interpret the information and learn to type fast, accept new challenges to expand your skills, plan the day'swork, prioritise your task and realise your peak working hours when your productivity is at the highest.
This self-help book for generation today and generation next will help acquire experience from people who have travelled the same journey and create smart solutions and real answers to some of the questions that may be bothering your mind. It provides a boxful of experiences, anecdotes and stories of achievers who have covered their professional journey successfully and which you plan to emulate now.
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