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By : Rabirashmi Ghosh, Development Manager, Knowledge Adventure
Functional Area : Organizational Development
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The movie 3 Idiots is all set to make movie history in terms of revenue. It has been extremely popular and entertaining too. But I am not about to do a movie review in this forum. My intention is to share the most important lessons I learned from Phusnsuk Wangdu, the protagonist. So here you go.

  • Follow your passion: Very often we decieve ourselves by giving in to the demands of the people around us, rather than following what our minds dictate. We go by the set standards of the society and ignore our real passion. This results in dual loss. We end up becoming mediocre professionals in the field that we enter and on the other hand the field which happens to be our real passion, loses a potential talent. A person who has a passion for cooking walks into an engineering college and ends up becoming a mediocre engineer, while the hospitality industry loses a good chef.
  • Strive for Excellence: We tend to define certain parameters of success by looking at the people who are deemed to be successful in life. We then channelize all our engergies in chasing this perceived notion of success, instead of focussing on excellence in our respective fields of operation. I have seen many good technologists shifting gears to chase the goal of becoming a manager by doing people management. The end result is that we lose a good technologist and get a bad people manager. If the same technologist would have focussed on developing his skills in technology, he would probably have become an indispensable entity in the organization and which in turn would have made him successful. As Phunsuk Wangdu says, strive for excellence and success will chase you.
  • Enjoy the present: We either lose ourselves in the maze of past success and failures, or worry ourselves sick about the future. We cannopt change what has already happened and we cannot predict what happens in future. Instead, if we choose to focus on doing our day to day work with enthusiasm, we may end up positively influencing the future. It is important to appreciate the myriad opportunities offered by the present and enjoy the small but beautiful things happening around us.

Nothing about these lessons is new. These have been told time and again by people in different forms. I just got inspired by Phunsuk Wangdu and decided to share these thoughts. It is possible, that someone somewhere may find it useful and interesting.

 Top Comment : Devi Kaladeen   | 01 08 2010 05:39:20 +0000
Thanks for sharing. These are 3 good lessons to follow in our daily lives.
12 comments on "3 lessons of life I learned from Phunsuk Wangdu"
  Commented by  Pragya Kothari, Construction-Heavy, DLF    | 02 05 2010 10:33:50 +0000
Hi shreedhar interesting insight, I just loved it. Thanks for sharing :)
Keep sharing amazing insights like this.

  Commented by  Santosh Kumar Mohanty, Civil Engineer-Municipal, Sambalpur University    | 01 16 2010 11:35:10 +0000
I will definitely see the picture which inspired you to mention three beautiful paths of life. It is a fact that the real life hero replaced by reel hero in our society. The new trend also fails to understand the talent and technologists under the same influence. Enjoy the life by making it easy and happy.
  Commented by  shreedhar, sr.quality control engg, GCC    | 01 16 2010 06:33:49 +0000
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Thanks for your well refreshing the world. this filmis realy worth to see and implimantaion in life leads to dramatic changes. Ultimatley he demonstrated the use of vacum cleaner to the worthfull sence.
Thanks for digging this age old message from my mind
  Commented by  Ziaul Haque Ansari, Legal Consultant/Solicitor, Advocate    | 01 13 2010 17:00:54 +0000
Nice lessons
  Commented by  Sushma Satya, MBBS student, Guntur medical college    | 01 08 2010 13:52:11 +0000
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live 4r d present with foresight in future have the helpful encouraging attitude excel the talent of ur friends I got these new points apart from the regular sayings
  Commented by  Kalgi Vora, MBA/PGDM student, Omegan School of Business    | 01 08 2010 11:59:59 +0000
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Thanks for sharing..These lessons should be implemented to achieve success...
  Commented by  Atul Kumar, Project Lead, Satyam Computers    | 01 08 2010 11:35:35 +0000
Rating : +1 
Very good article. Thanks for sharing. The movie tried to reflect best possible way of joyful life with determined success. Far better than general Love Story of Indian cinema.
  Commented by  prem, Director, Impetus Infotech (I)    | 01 08 2010 10:23:17 +0000
Rating : +2 
When your hobby becomes your profession and passion becomes your profession. You will be able to lead up to excellence in the life. Satisfaction, pleasure, joy and love will be the outcome of following passion. Following your passion for years, you will surely become something one day.
  Commented by  malladi madhukumar, AGM -MKTG, Andhra Cements Ltd    | 01 08 2010 07:17:38 +0000
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Rabirashmi as u said above 3 lessons were heard so many times. But it is the attitude of parents,education system and soceity which influence the implementation of above three lessons.
What I feel that parents should understand the child's passion  and help automatically he excels in that feild. 
Good insight to read, understand and try to implement.
  Commented by  Alka Thakur, Technical Support Manager, Vendio Services and a freelance German Translator    | 01 08 2010 07:13:47 +0000
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Actually you are right in saying that there is nothing new about these lessons in the movie. These have been repeated time and again by different people in different forms. But sometimes it is really nice to be reminded of these teachings. Thanks so much for sharing.....
  Commented by  Devi Kaladeen, Audit Manager, Health Sector Development Unit    | 01 08 2010 05:39:20 +0000
Rating : +1 
Thanks for sharing. These are 3 good lessons to follow in our daily lives.
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