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Hard Work Is The Key To Success –
It is said that "One percent inspiration, 99 percent perspiration" The inspiration can be from anybody you perceive to be your model..
But you must slog it out. The road is hard and there are many obstacles in between that can come to obstruct you from reaching your goal.
Achieving success is almost like finding God,the destination is the same, but the roads are as varied as the seekers. All you need to do is choose your path….
The important aspect is to focus your energies in a concentrated manner on your goal and then start perspiring for it. Enjoy your work or you would not work anything.
If you do it for money and dont have interest in work, you might as well dont do it. Because then you will put less efforts in your work that you do.
HBut what is success?
Success may be described as the realization of an aim and for the realization of any aim hard work is essential. Hard work helps us to develop our potential to the maximum and strive for excellence in any field.
Hard work makes us better prepared to face adverse situations. Hard work helps an athlete to persevere in a race and win it , it helps an average student to become extraordinary, it helps to transform destinies.
"Success is basically about how you can turn adverse situations in your favor."
So, focus your energies in a concentrated manner on your goal and then start perspiring for it. The choice of the goal and the effort taken in reaching it are complementary: if you want to achieve something for the love of it, and not because it is the done thing, no amount of hard work would tire you. As De Bono puts it: "Successful people do often enjoy their work that it does not seem like work." According to a recent survey, success earned through hard work was the foremost factor responsible for a contented life.
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HOD, Civil Deptt
Black holes are the cold remnants of former stars, so dense that no matter not even light is able to escape their powerful gravitational pull.
While most stars end up as white dwarfs or neutron stars. Black holes are the last evolutionary stage in the lifetimes of enormous stars that had been at least 10 or 15 times as massive as our own sun.
When giant stars reach the final stages of their lives they often detonate in cataclysms known as Supernova. Such an explosion scatters most of a star into the void of space but leaves behind a large cold remnant on which fusion no longer takes place.
In younger stars nuclear fusion creates energy and a constant outward pressure that exists in balance with the inward pull of gravity caused by the stars own mass. But it in the dead remnants of a massive Supernova no force opposes gravity. So the stars beings to collapse in upon itself.
When no force to check gravity a budding black hole shrinks to zero volume at which point it is infinitely dense. Even the light from such a stars is unable to escape its immense gravitational pull. The stars own light becomes trapped in orbit, and the dark star becomes known as a Black Hole. Black Holes pull matter and even energy into themselves.
Planets, light, and other matter must pass close to a black hole in order to be pulled into its grasp. When they reach a point of no return they are said to have entered the event horizon the point from which any escape is impossible because it requires moving faster than the speed of light.
Small but Powerful
Black holes are small in size. A million solar mass holes, like that believed to be at the centre of some galaxies, would have a radius of just about three million km. Only about four times the size of the Sun. A Black Hole with a mass equal to that of the sun would have two miles (three km) radius.
Because they are so small distant and dark black holes can not be directly observed. Yet scientists have confirmed their long held suspicions that they exist. This is typically done by measuring mass in a region of the sky and looking for areas of large, dark mass.
Many black holes exist in binary star systems. These holes may continually pull mass from their neighboring star, growing the black holes and shrinking the other stars, until the black holes is large and companion star has completely vanished.
Extremely large black holes may exist at the centre of some galaxies including our own milky way. These massive features may have the mass of 10 to 100 billion suns. Black holes can accrue limitless amounts of matter; they simply become even denser as their mass increases. Source – Books and Net
ME (1st SEM)
5 things B-schools don't teach!
stepping out of B-school into the real world is like learning golf from manuals, or like teaching yourself cricket online. You have all the required theoretical inputs; a clear understanding of the rule book, the jargon and concepts; a dash of history to boot; and anecdotes and trivia as fillers.
As this package comes in contact with reality, it goes through a range of emotions, starting with denial, wrath, angst, confusion, wonder, and finally settles into pragmatism, with bouts of nostalgia and a few clear learning's that are far removed from what the rule books preached.
The moral of the story: the real world teaches you some home truths that academia does not touch upon. In our journey down the road of experience, some of them get etched as gospels. If I were to pick a few of them, and share them here, they would be:
All the case studies, presentations, analysis and concept notes do not prepare you for the first reality of life. The world does not give you the opportunity to expound on theories over a 40-page Word document, or a 120-slide PowerPoint presentation. In most real life situations, you get a tiny window in which you need to make your point, in as impactful a manner as possible. The more august the audience, the shorter the time.
From 10-second one-line summaries, to elevator pitches, to one paragraph e-mail, you need to cultivate the habit of being concise. There are no second opportunities in a real-time scenario.
Keeping that in mind, all your thinking needs to be crystallised and constantly carried around, to capitalise on the opportunity.
The clearer the thinking, the easier it is to say it succinctly. I would like to see the day when we put tight leashes around time, space and resources, and start recognising and appreciating brevity as a virtue in academics, instead of letting duration, length or aesthetics drive judgement.
People skills :
Real life is about real people. It involves dealing with diverse personalities, cultural backgrounds and competencies that you do not normally encounter in B-school. The challenge is, thus, compounded and you often see stars of academia unable to deal with this core reality.
Working with, dealing with, and successfully arriving at mutually beneficial and satisfactory decisions on a day-to-day basis is what the real world teaches you -- sometimes harshly.
Understanding, communication and appreciating someone else's point of view is difficult. It is seldom as the books expound, a clear rational process aided by the theories of people management.
In B-school, all that you learn is from books, periodicals, case studies, which do not prepare you for the biggest differentiator in the real world: the ability to execute.
Perhaps the most understated competency needed, it hits you between the eyes the first time you try to execute a plan, a project or a campaign.
The various parameters you deal with and the fickle nature of the elements are not issues you think about in B-school.
The need to plan with buffers, with alternatives, and the need to keep an eye on the ball at all stages of execution, cannot be overemphasised.
Unfortunately, in our desire to move ourselves up the knowledge curve, there is a propensity to take this skill for granted, and most management programmes don't expose you to this harsh reality.
Dealing with failure :
Learning to live with failure is another of those often not realised truths. In the real world, we are constantly dealing with the fact that not all decisions, activities, interactions, strategies, or communication translate into success.
My favourite saying is that learning comes from experience and good learning from bad experience. But no B-school teaches you to take failure in your stride.
More often than not, there is enough time to mull over a failure or even lick your wounds. Facing it with grace and bracing yourself for the next set of decisions or actions is what the real world is all about.
We will still deal with the same environment where we failed; at times, lead the same team that could not pull it off, have the same limited facts and figures and information; and more importantly, yet have the same objectives to achieve. It can be a humbling experience, which no education with books or classrooms can simulate.
Dealing with failures is paramount. Otherwise, a propensity to shy away from decision and action for fear of failure can easily become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
This is probably the most common, yet the most demanding task. Unlike academics, more often than not, executives have to deal with the very real implications of their ability or inability to multi-task.
Financial, organisational and people implications are the riders we contend with. On a day-to-day basis, the ability to multi-task, yet prioritize and drop a few tasks and live with the implications is something no classroom can teach in its entirety.
To quickly estimate the impact, segregate the critical, handle them with speed and calm, constantly scan the environment for changes, and build them into your thoughts and actions as you go through the day, is an experiential learning.
Add to this the fact that often, the information available is scant or incomplete, there are always a few angles no one knew about, the unpredictability of people we are dealing with -- and your hands are more than full. In hindsight, vision is often 20-20, but reality is not.
B-schools do give you an understanding of the tools, aids and theories with which you need to arm yourselves, but where they fall short is in correctly teaching the application and the virtues of experiential learning.
Rishi Singh Chhabra
BE Civil (2nd YEAR)