I have attempted to answer the ‘Passion’ question couple of times and have now come to realise that I can only answer this in two sections, because life itself is built up of many aspect its best to divide into the following:
Passion in Life: Find happiness through intellectual, academic exploration and self realisation and to pass on the happiness to everyone including the stranger(s) I walk past.
Career: To be known by my work long after I have gone. To inspire the future by virtue of successful academic studies and developments through to leading successful entrepreneur venture, above all to share the wealth both material and internal spiritual realisation.
Writing about me or about my personality is never easy and never has been, and honestly I have tried putting it off but then I want my readers to know who I am – so for now this is working progress and I intend to bring a better structure to this section but I will give you some insight about my Personality.
This is what you need to know about me. My identity shall remain hidden since this blog is to mirror and voice my views or opinions on many aspects of my life and experiences including many topics. Along the way I may piss some people off and I don’t want that anger finding its way back to me, I will touch up on this a little further on. What I can tell you is that I am an IT professional working in the banking industry in the UK and have been working in a same field ever since I left University my Masters graduation. I have other interests, which I do not wish to mention here, but lets put it this way, if I can pull them off with my profession then it’s a BIG DEAL indeed.
Pull it off is exactly what I do. If you have ever seen or read ‘Into the Wild’ then you will know me better. I challenge everything and do not accept it on face value only and I do not join the rat race unless I have no other option but continue to seek alternative routes. I was born and bred in UK and I’m fortunate to be part of an empire which has achieved so much in history. Many people who know me agree that I have my thinking cap on all the time. For me this is normal and nothing new, since the first and most important step of any idea, creation, venture or solution is ‘thinking’ – this I do all the time (even when I’m sleeping).
Since childhood I have thought and done things different from normal kids and now into my late 20’s I find myself in the same situation. As a kid I use to find myself doing allot more daily than other kids, I’d run an extra lap around the field when other kids just managed one, I’d get selected first by the sports captain for all sports activities including ones that represented our school, then college and now University, I’d get nominated by year head teacher to help out during parents evening and to answer questions from parents, I’d get nominated to be part of a school plays, fund raising school charities and so on. Now in my early 20’s nothing has changed, I still get nominated to lead presentations on banking and finance, I still get friends seeking advice from me on all sort of things and in things which I have no experience in which case I use logic and common sense. The people around me assume now that I am successful but for me, I think I have only achieved 10% of my true potential. In life I take very calculated risks and like to be in control of the outcome.
There are two things about me that will never change throughout my life – the first is participating in all sports activities no matter what it is – if you offer me a game I will take you up on it. I truly believe I am an all rounder cricket, football, tennis, snooker, badminton and so on. The second is the hunger to succeed and become a successful entrepreneur – as a child I was once told ‘Don’t work harder just work smarter’ and that sentence has just been imprinted into my mind. My mind churns and chucks out so many ideas on a weekly basis that I have no choice but to write these down into my idea book which incidentally is getting bigger week by week – then conduct research on the idea and if feasible and the environment is ready for such innovative idea then raise interests amongst close associates to follow this through, and if the environment is not ready then keep it close to my heart and wait for the right moment then unleash it. If the same idea has already been attempted or live then I wait for them to have a good bash at it first, I stay on the sideline look and learn from their mistakes then when I’m ready I do the same but without making the same mistakes.
Person to Become:
I am always being told that I’m too busy, over ambitious, over stretched and have too much on my plate and I think too much and totally unpredictable – my reply is that ‘your soul will never be burdened no more than what you can handle’ – something I was told by a Muslim and find it to be so true. I also stress to people ‘stay under the radar with your affairs and you will succeed’ this is taught by my father. I’m not loud and never in your face but rather the last to put his hand up and the last to answer a question – but there is one poem by Rudyard Kipling which tells you what I am and what I want to become:
IF you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream – and not make dreams your master;
If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ‘em up with worn-out tools:
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
‘ Or walk with Kings – nor lose the common touch,
if neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And – which is more – you’ll be a Man, my son!
Purpose: My mission is to voice and share my opinions/views on the world that we live in, to provide a platform for me to record and let you know what I think of stuff. I know there will be some who agree and some who disagree and the good news for both types is that you can engage with me and let me know what you think. I will always try to avoid offending people. Sometimes I will succeed, sometimes my emotions get the better of me, especially when I discuss topics that effect us all like war, political changes, economical failures, so if any offence was taken, none was meant.
Audience: My targeted audience are Humans – if you think you are a human the last time you checked then welcome, if you are unsure but still possess thinking skills and ability then you too are welcome. I guess the simple way to put it is ‘Everyone is Welcome’.