Recently, when GTU Innovation Council had an inspiring session for their Motivational Mondays, the seminar turned into a spark of motivation within students. GTU Innovation Council’s first objective is to nurture creativity and innovation within the University community and has been designed to act as a catalyst of change for the whole of the society. It also has a Student Startup Support System where the students have freedom to think and implement the creative ideas they have. They regularly conduct various workshops on Ideation, business model, photography and many other technical workshops.
The session was designed to bring the most important habit in front of students which is found commonly in all the successful people right from history till today’s age. Yet, as the topic suggests, is not taught or emphasized in the entire education system. What is this habit which is so common still most of the people are not aware of?
It’s using their natural skills and strengths, finding their passion and turning them to solve some problem.
Yes! That is exactly what is needed in today’s world. And this is the only thing which is most scarce. The speaker gave a path for finding our skills and strengths as given below.
(The most important thing is that you have to decide first that you have to find your skills and strengths. If you don’t even know and you are not even aware of it, how can you find your natural talents?)
Know your WHY
(You need to be very clear why you want to find your skills and strengths. And the proper answer for this can be that you need to make your impact in this world and in order to work at your highest level, it is must that you find your talents which will keep you interested in your work for long term)
Enter “no excuse” zone
When you decide why you want to do something, you’ll constantly make excuse for not doing the work. It is at this moment that you have to remember why you are doing it and enter the no excuse zone. After all, it’s your dream and if you keep on making excuse, do you think anyone else will be as passionate as you in your work?
Doubt your doubt
Even the most smartest and successful people on this Earth doubt themselves. But they don’t let doubt stop themselves. They doubt their doubt. Even if you or someone else doubts your idea or your ability, you have to doubt that doubt and act in spite of that. If you doubt whether your idea will go wrong, imagine what will happen if everything goes as per your plan and even exceeds your expectations?
Even after you know your reason, remove doubt and enter no excuse zone, you have to keep trying no matter what. Successful people have all the persistence needed in this world. They are never in hurry. They know success takes time.
The second part of session was very exciting as the students were given three signs which can be the key to finding their passion in life.
- You can easily work long hours in a day without being tired and worrying about money:
Nothing can be damn so sure than this. You cannot work if you lose, you cannot work if you are tired and you cannot work if you constantly worry about getting paid but when you work in spite of all these barriers, it’s your passion. And then, you don’t have to work, your passion will make you work for itself.
- The one you can’t go even a single day thinking about:
Every day, we think about all sorts of things related to our life but when you are obsessed with your passion, you can’t help but think about it all day long.
- An experiment:
Think as if you are about to die in few hour. Rewind your whole life in few seconds. What do you see? Did you feel like missing anything? Did you feel like you should have done something? That is what you should be doing with your life now.
The session ended with one big lesson, “When your greatest skill meets world’s greatest need, you’ll have your purpose of life.”