“One of the best things I have learned in past 3 months”

Last three months passed so quickly. I am still unable to get over the fact that I am not going to be with my Amal-Fellows anymore. I have learned those things in three months that I couldn’t learn in past 20 years. It is insane, isn’t it? From learning the professional skills and making effective Resume and Cover letter to learning problem solving skills and leadership, it has been a journey of immense joy. I never knew that it would be so fruitful. :’)

I have taken many online courses, but there are few of them which were so much exciting for me. I loved three courses:

1- 5 secrets of positive thinking

2- Living a life of purpose

3- How to lead without authority

These courses had the audacity to change my perspective towards my daily routine life. And if I am to choose one of the above mentioned lessons that has helped me to become a better person, It’s the second one. Living a life of purpose. This course was incredibly amazing. It started with strong TED talk of Jacqueline Novogratz about living the life of immersion. It was the first time that I thought to live for others. I came to know about the things I am burdened by. I was able to think about how much pain I am able to sustain in order to achieve my goals. This course made me think of what sacrifices I have made until now. It restored my faith in myself that I am able to do everything that I am thinking to. There was Edhi Sahab’s example and JN’s own inspiring story. I learned to embrace my pain. The project that I did under this course, it helped me come up with my capabilities and strengths. The questions were so thought provoking;

  1. What have you learned from those sacrifices about yourself? In other words, what type of pain will you be able to endure in the future in order to achieve your goals?
  2. What type of costs or sacrifices have you had to (or been able to) endure before?

I think everyone is supposed to be answerable to these questions. They help you out to figure out your passion about the things you want to work for.

I found out my purpose of life. I am passionate about bringing the reforms in education. So I am going to implement the lessons that I learned. I can’t be like Jacqueline Novogratz but at least I can be useful for people in my vicinity as much as I can. So, I have thought to keep volunteering to teach at low cost private schools as long as I can. :’)

The purpose is to help and be useful and live the life of immersion, so yeah, I would do that. :)

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