Saturday, July 02, 2005

Taking Advice

One day I happened to overhear a conversation when I was returning from office in my office bus.Two persons sitting behind my seat were talking abut how to clear CAT and its various aspects and statistics.One of them said that he had tried to clear CAT but failed.He was talking very negatively about it and he gave the other person a very pessimistic view of the whole thing about clearing CAT.He made it seem like a very difficult examination which involves a lot of luck factor.He didnt say anything about the hardwrk involved or any strategies for the examination.

This reminded me of something i had read a few years ago -- "Take advice about how to succeed in a domain only from successful people in that domain." It is actually true.When u talk to people who have failed,u can learn about what not to do.Generally when u ask them about how to succeed in something,they will give u a negative and demoralised view which can alter ur perspective and make urself negative about the whole thing too.

10 comments:

monika said...

way to go giri! as always showering us with pearls of wisdom

PanKap said...

People try to learn from a beggar how to make money ??

माकूचाकू said...

Truly said.
As its said, you get the best knowledge from only the best books!

:-)

saurabh ohri said...

very true..
the taste of success can only be had from someone who has experienced success

saurabh

ahaan said...

Great words indeed . Hope to hear more from u ......

Ahaan

nin said...

you are right Neha.....
nice post...
all the best...

Fictional Reality said...

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't.

All I think is.. take advices, but follow your heart.. its then your future will be in the safest of hands, your own! :)

Nice post Neha!

prabhakar said...

well said,...and point noted my lord, i know you hving a great time at FSS, i'll also b ditching my company and come and share the space with you guys soon ;)
adios o:)

Anonymous said...

I dont agree with u. I think different ppl have different abilities and if somebody has cracked sm particular exam then it doesnot necessarily mean that they hav slogged for it as much as smbody else is needed to. U can ask the person who has really slogged for the exam and still couldn't get thru wat was that he couldn't put in to succeed and it would give u a fair idea of what is needed. The person who succeeded might not knw the importance of that tip which he might have taken for granted though that particular tip proved fatal for the person who failed.
As u suggest ppl shld never go to career counsellors if they dont wanna become career councellors.

Naveen Nathani said...

i disagree...see the point is that u must know that person to an extent to gauge how valuable his/her advice might be for you...
if i wanna know how to go abt starting a business i will ask not only those who are successful but also those who didn not succeed and i would like to interact with people who have achievd different levels of success...i must what to do and also what not to do...also dont ya think that even if some person is successful even tehn he/she may be trying to misguide by saying that it was no big deal and neone can do it...
everything, every task even clearing cat can be very difficult for one person but at teh same time very easy for the next...so one shud take an individualistic point of view...