Choti Si Soch!

You might have heard from all the so called business gurus  and the mentors, thriving and practically living by giving one advice, which seems to remain constant across, is to think big. 

Each one from such tribe, capable of putting on the gravest possible face on earth, would tell you, to chase your dreams, to believe in your imagination, to thrive on your ambition and the list goes on and on, can mention a dozen more such phrases but will save the effort and time, for it doesn’t matter, it refers to the same thing after all.

What if I were to tell you, that thinking big is nothing but a collection of thinking small things every day of your life.

It is taking one small step each day to come up with something that builds on a daily basis, which tends to give you more satisfaction and sense of accomplishment than being thinking constantly about that one big goal, that you seem to have formulated in your mind, and every now and then comparing your current state of affairs to that imagined wanna be state of affairs, dreaming about when it would be when you will reach the helm of your dream, makes you either sad or delighted, depending on the difference between the two.

Why I would say so is, at the end of the day, isn’t it about reaching the helm?

Well, to a certain extent it is, whatever that imagined helm, which by the way is perceived differently by most of us, though it’s one and the same, yet the essence of the very fact that you are living is not to reach some established goal but to enjoy every moment of the process.


For, if you were just meant to be happy only if and when you reach your goal, don’t you think it would just be a waste of your time, effort and energy, and what if, you realize that reaching your goal was nothing more than being in possession of your favorite toy when you were young, in the process of which you missed some very important aspects of the very life which you thought were living.

And when such a thing happens, you don’t have any other option but to feel sorry for the way you conducted your life all through.

Be conscious of the fact, that this choti si soch each day of your lives,

be it spending some time with your mom or dad,

be it using some part of your available time to take your dog for a walk,

be it spending some time with your kids talking about what they did the very day,

be it reading at least 10-15 pages of the book that you might have wanted to read for a long time,

be it taking out time for your own self in the form of some exercise, Yoga or meditation,

be it dedicating yourself to a social cause,

is bound to make that difference in your life, which you might have been looking for, all through and not finding which you feel stressed out to the core.

So, if you wanna make sense out of this piece of this very life that you have been lucky to be bestowed with, would want to give you the mool mantra of:

“think chota and live bada!”

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The Road!

The biggest challenge as one moves higher up in the hierarchy and in the scheme of things in any organization be it private or government is to deal with increasing complexity and ambiguity not only from a market point of view but also on a psychological level as to how well one is able to cope up and respond to the same.

Those who have had the chance of attending any board meeting would realize that essentially what the experienced folks with grey hair ask is how well prepared one is to deal with the complexity and uncertainty.

Do they have a plan and target in mind? What are the assumptions for jotting down the target? Do they have a concrete plan in place to achieve the target set? Do they know what all resources they would be requiring in order to accomplish the goal? What are the chances that the assumptions go awry and whether they have a plan and alternatives for such a scenario?Road to Bureaucracy

All the above is surely logical conclusion of the rational thinking that one would want to believe that one possesses. But when it comes down to going in detail for every aspect of what is just said above, it becomes a humangous task and in order to be successful one needs to have in his/her kitty, the capability and the skill set to chalk out and facilitate the implementation of the same.

The path is sometimes hazy. The road at times need to be carved. But one thing I must assure you is that the journey is beautiful. This reminds me of the famous lines from Robert Frost:

The woods are lovely dark and deep, but I have promises to keep, And Miles to go before I sleep, And Miles to go before I sleep.”