January 23, 2009
I am a big fan of Peter Drucker (Management Guru). At age 13, his teacher once asked him “What do you want to be remembered for?”. He did not have an answer then. His teacher said, “I didn’t expect you to be able to answer it. But if you still can’t answer it by the time you’re fifty, you will have wasted your life.”
Since my high school I have believed that “The person with the most responsibility for an individual’s development is the person himself”. While in high-school my I had an attention span of a moth. I would seldom concentrate on what the teacher was teaching.
I believe everything which I have learned (till date) is a result of three things:
What motivates me?
All the above points induce me to renew myself, because it makes me see myself as a different person – the person I can become. Self-motivation can go only so far and it needs to be constantly reinforced by rewards from your colleagues and management.