2019 will hold a special place in my heart for years to come. The last few years have been hectic. I was constantly chasing deadlines. Though there was always something to look forward to, the formalities and endless waiting games did have its shortcomings. After a few action-packed years where I felt I was always running, it was finally time for some rest. Over the … Continue reading 3 changes that improved my life in 2019
I completed 8 years with TCS earlier this month. The realization feels surreal. I vividly remember my first day at work. As I stood outside, I looked up at the tall building with excitement, nervousness and ecstatic at where I’d landed. But never in my wildest dreams did I imagine to get where I am today. Things did not go my way many times, but … Continue reading 5 lessons that helped my career!
I opened my mail to a warning message from my security team. It told me that my access would be revoked unless I completed all the Mandatory courses. There it was, again! Our organization is way too strict when it comes to compliance. People can complain and whine all they want, but no one is spared. While most people wish they didn’t have to do … Continue reading Falling in love with everyday monotony!
Have you noticed what’s common among people who achieve what they set out to? They are consistent with their efforts. They show up and work on improving their skills as frequently as they need to, irrespective of how small the task is. They just do it. It’s no secret that if you want to be good at something, you should do it regularly. The first … Continue reading The power of consistency
Last month, I had to take an important decision regarding my career path. I’ve been extremely lucky to be at the right place, at the right time, with the right people. So I’ve had the luxury to choose what I wanted to do in most of the critical junctures in my life. I never take risks. I weigh the pros and cons, take calculated steps, … Continue reading A generalist in a world full of specialists!
As we step into another quarter for 2019, it seems like a good time to pause and take stock of how the year has been. Ok, let me rephrase – it seems like a good time to take stock of how we’ve fared so far. Passive voice not only brings in an element of ambiguity but also conveniently absolves us from any responsibility. Now you … Continue reading Why you should invest in your happiness
Many people think routines are boring. Why, even I used to feel the same way some time back. You know how they say you realize the worth of your nose only when it is blocked. That is so very true! It gets boring when you’re doing the same thing over and again. But when one day everything goes for a toss, you start yearning for … Continue reading Getting back to the routine!
How many times have you come back home from work and vented your frustration at your family for no fault of theirs? How many evenings have you been annoyed at everything and everyone for something that transpired earlier? How many times have you found yourself carrying negative feelings from some time ago, unable to let it go? Sounds familiar? When we don’t deal with a … Continue reading How to deal with frustrations
Sometimes I wonder why I don’t have a strong personality. You know how it feels when you look at certain people and know they mean business! I wondered why I couldn’t be like them. It then dawned on me that I’m flexible and adapt to situations at ease and that’s probably my personality. It works well for me. I can switch effortlessly between fussing about … Continue reading Why you should write down your thoughts
Do you know what I love the most about life? You stumble upon treasures in the most unexpected places when you’re least expecting it. I learned a wonderful lesson from my friend, though it was not intended for me at that time. But even today, I take all important decisions based on that valuable lesson. A couple of years back, a friend (let’s call her … Continue reading One step at a time!