I believe all of us every now and then embark on a journey of self discovery. At times like these, almost everything that we see or do; we do it with a lot of intensity , trying to extract the most out of it. It could be triggered by a great conversation , an excellent film , a TED talk or just any video that you watch on YouTube for that matter. But it does happen to all of us every now and then!
It is in times like these that we really think about pushing ourselves in a field that excites us. We realise how little we know and yet how much we talk. We often think that we know a lot about something, but when we actually meet someone who lives and breathes in that stream and get into a conversation with them; we realise how shallow we are.
It is very important to know about many different things for various different reasons. Their are only so many battles that a person can fight. And so ” To choose your battles wisely ” becomes really important.
Their was this interesting talk that I once saw that spoke about a theory called the theory of a 1000 hours. It said that if you can spend a 1000 hours studying and getting to know something about a topic, then you will know more about it than 90% of the population.
Now this sounds great , and we get all excited and decide to start implementing it the very next day. But after 2-3 days , we are back to square one; until the next time this phase of self discovery hits us again.
It is very important to get the balance. Not everything is an examination that you can assume that you can pass if you prepare hard for just a particular span of time .
Everything in life is a process and should become a habit. Or as they say it ,
Habit formation is discipline.
So self discovery is a great moment to actually kick start a process that will ultimately result in the formation of a habit . Coz anyone can think of going to the gym from tomorrow or reading more books in the coming days or doing some charity in the near future, coz in the future; all of us are the best versions of ourselves .
It is when this best version of us becomes our present for a continuously long span of time does it actually make a lasting impact on us.
So, what are you going to do about it ??
Here’s a link to the video whose theory I just mentioned to you.
Watch “How to crack world’s toughest examinations | ROMAN SAINI | TEDxJUIT” on YouTube