Sameer Agarwal

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What do I want out of life?

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Must be a simple question for some, but the most difficult for me. I guess I’ve been trying to figure it out forever. Heck my conclusion is that I’ve no burning ambition in life – an ambition for which I may give up everything, or give ‘it’ everything.

A little secret. People often ask (typically in training programs and interviews) what my ambition is. Sometimes I’ve been honest enough to say that I really do not have an ambition, but sometimes I just make up something. And it’s not that, that ‘something’ is not something I want. Well I do want ‘that’, but does that qualify to be a burning ambition. Heck, no.

For the time being I’ve given on identifying my burning ambition. Guess I’m fine without one. It may be a very mediocre thing to do (being fine without THE BIG goal), but well I haven’t found it yet.

So. So what if I don’t know what the big goal is yet. How about the small ones that keep coming to my mind everyday. I read somewhere recently that writing ‘it’ down brings commitment to a thought. So well I thought, why not. Let me write down, and possibly keep writing my-goals (that’s the tag I intend to use for similar future posts).

Here goes. Some of the things I want out of life (Disclaimer: some of them will be VERY contradicting, but that’s how I am!):

  1. I want to be an entrepreneur – run a startup
  2. I want my startup to go public
  3. I want to make a lot of money
  4. I want a  life of solitude – with nothing to do
  5. I want to read all the books on the planet (or the ones that count)
  6. I want to go back to school – Harvard
  7. I want to travel at least 50% of the globe
  8. I want to go on a cruise
  9. I want to own a yacht
  10. I want to do sky-diving
  11. I want to do scuba diving
  12. I want to learn how to play the guitar
  13. I want to learn how to play the piano
  14. I want to learn how to swim (funny but yeah I don’t know how to swim!)
  15. I want to learn Waltz
  16. I want to learn Salsa
  17. I want to learn French
  18. I want to learn horse riding
  19. I want to learn how to fly a plane
  20. I want to own my private jet
  21. I want to live away from the city, in peace and tranquility with no material interests whatsoever
  22. I want to…

Well that should be enough for a lifetime. Maybe no. I’m sure I’ll keep adding to this list. But I guess the more important thing is how many I accomplish out of this list. Let’s see……..!

Written by sameer

August 17th, 2008 at 8:21 pm

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