Well, OK, three things.
The first thing was that I was finally convinced to have a topic for my blog (this blog that you are reading right now). It does not sound like that big a deal, but for me it is.
I have grappled with the idea of finding a niche for my blog here since, like, ever! From religion to academia, from technology to self-improvement, from society to music, I have seriously considered all. But it took the writing prowess of this new bloggerette (that is NOT a word yet though) that I stumbled across, to finally knock some sense into me.
Penelope Trunk writes about careers on here blog http://blog.penelopetrunk.com/ and she nailed it for me. The whole post was talking directly to me and that hardly happens, as any piece that comes off as written just for you is not easily found. Obviously, that post is highly, highly recommended for any blogger (or bloggerette) out there who wants to take blogging a bit more seriously. A humongous, insanely-large THANK YOU to Ms Penelope Trunk for that.
Second big thing that happened was that I was thumbing through a book by Anthony Robbins, and in that book, while writing under the topic of ‘Keys to Success’, he goes on to mention the necessary step of handling complacency. I did not remember reading this bit when I first read his book (which was oh, I dont know, 10 years ago). Because at that stage, being complacent after being successful was too far fetched an idea for me. But as I have mentioned a few times before, I have seen success Alhumdulillah and now I live in the realm of complacency as if I own it. Pathetic, I know.
So again, a big shout out to Mr. Robbins for writing something so long ago, that still has the potency to change attitudes. God willing. (The book’s titled Unlimited Power – Check it out at Amazon)
Third big thing was my birthday. My wife yet again managed to make it the best birthday so far, with friends coming over at 12 midnight to surprise me (felt like college all over again ). And the surprise worked. At 12:30 AM, there were about 15 people, friends and family that made this all the more special. Thank you.
I turned 29, and the sorriest bit is that for the last two years, I have felt like 50. That is why the above two ‘discoveries’ feel so important to me. The first one gives me direction and focus, and the second one gives me direction and focus. I sometimes think it is this very passion that one’s focus gives that can make a 29 yr old feel 50 (if he hadn’t found the passion) and a 50 yr old feel 18.
God Guide Us All. Aameen.
(If you wish to avail this momentous occasion to give me a gift for my birthday, there is a great way for you to do that. The birthday was on the 5th of Nov, but you still have time. Head over to my Wish List and give me a gift right this moment. Remember, chances like these come once every year. Due to popular demand, I am extending the date to receive presents till today. Act now!)