Sunday, 4th October 2015 was my first day at IIMI Mumbai Campus as a participant to the PGPMX Batch-5. And Wednesday, 28th March 2018, in the 19th IIMI Annual Convocation, I graduated–one journey ends and another begins.
Time flies…so what do you do? What do I do?
I can’t clench it, I can’t catch it, I can’t cage it.
So I fly with it, matching its pace as far as I can, as long as I can.
Some great people have said…
- Life is too short to worry about anything, you had better enjoyed it because the next day promises nothing. (Eric Davis)
- Life is too short for long-term grudges. (Elon Musk)
- Life is too short to do anything that’s not challenging. (Michael Mayer)
- Life is too short to have anything but delusional notions about yourself. (Gene Simmons)
- Life is too short to spend hoping that the perfectly arched eyebrow or hottest new lip shade will mask an ugly heart. (Kevyn Aucoin)
- Life is too short to blend in. The only rule is don’t be boring and dress cute wherever you go. (Paris Hilton – this one, I take it very seriously 😉 )
- And I loved what was said by the Chief Guest, Mr. Aditya Ghosh (President and Whole-time Director, IndiGo Airlines) during the Convocation speech
– “Don’t be prisoners of your mark-sheets.” An A-grade doesn’t mean there is no scope for enhancement and a D-grade doesn’t mean end of the world.
Life is too short to be a prisoner of your mark-sheet. – Well, that’s my conclusion.
I have been blessed to be associated with the best of best educational institutions. One being IIM Indore. And every convocation, the words from my favourite book echoes in my mind…
“It is a far far better thing that I do, than I have ever done.
It is a far far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known.”
– A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
Yes, being a part of every academic institution was indeed a better thing that I did, than before.
And every time when I share the knowledge gained, it gives that rest, that peace, than I have ever known.
I know for sure all the graduates will be successful, some sooner, some later in life. Thus, I wish every participant, of this, and all the future convocations, best wishes to be a good citizen and a great human being. Achieving goodness and greatness is a learning process, sounds easy but in reality it is difficult.
And I believe with management, it is possible to achieve both goodness and greatness.
Tempus fugit…time flies,
therefore, Carpe diem…seize the moment
because Que sera, sera…whatever will be, will be.
All the best. God Bless. Jai Hind.
– Ashu Bolar