Today I have reached a stage in my life, wherein it is time to take stock.It is time to look around me, look within me, and look by me, to see,where,what,how, I can really enjoy my life from here on.Many times in the past,I have tried telling myself, that I needed to do that,but never got around to do that.When I went to the family farm house in SanFrancisco this time,among the rich and famous,and I saw so many successful people, coming together,to enjoy 4 days of bliss,with something which they internally enjoyed but never could do in their busy life, like,theatre,music,poker,cooking,wine making,together as a community,it felt nice.I told myself, I have also not pursued theatre,debates,music,which I enjoyed so much once upon a time,any stage performance,organising events,back stage production work,etc.,and I must perhaps have a look at my future,to get fulfilment from those.
Though I must confess, that I have been able to pursue most of my personal joys,happiness, and pleasures, through my work.God has been very kind to me, in giving me a platform in life, where I have pursued,what I loved to do,as mentioned above, in various forms and shapes.
One of the things which has kept pulling me always, is to make a difference in my immediate environment.A lot of people have told me, that my office is beautiful.I seemed to have spent large amount of money, at times, disproportionately for my office.I have never ever understood why they say so.I have never looked at it that way.I have created my office, the way I would like my people to work.How can it be any different from what I would like it to be.Thats my immediate environment.
Giving back to society is anoher thing,which keeps pulling me.Whether it is education, women empowerment,helping the helpless,or asisting the lesser privileged to perform and get privileged,are areas, which have strong internal pull within me.I have now decided,that I will focus my energies in those directions for the next 10 years.So, having impacted the youth and my immediate environemt,through, intelligent buildings,finishing schools, corporate B School,entrepreneurship,Institute for family business,skills development in multiple disciplines,and creating a high aspiration model over these last 16 years,I would focus on the roots of the society,to focus, assist,through my own self capabilities,to build a more equitable and well being social fabric for people whom I come in touch with in my life.
"Taking people to the next level" and "Ordinary people can do extraordinary things"have been the two credos,which has kept me hugely motivated,all these years, and have provided sustainability to my existence.
That the "journey never ends..." will be the slogan to pursue in the coming years for me.