That’s exactly how many days I ran a 2K regularly.
This journey changed my life in several ways.
It was not a long-distance, but running it every day? That was difficult for me.
If you haven’t read my previous articles, let me tell you I am not an athlete. I am an IT professional in my early 40s. I started running five years ago out of necessity to keep myself fit. My corporate job had led me to a sedentary lifestyle, and I had to keep myself healthy.
In these past five years, I ran multiple 5Ks, 10Ks…
Coming from an engineering background, I didn’t have any idea about psychology. I knew some things vaguely. I had seen some people were effective than others but I didn’t know why.
I had never read about it or thought about it properly.
It was the interest in investing in financial markets that led me to read about it. Why? Because I had initial failures. I wanted to figure out what was going wrong and that led me to read about behavioral finance.
I understood that success in financial markets doesn’t depend so much on how intelligent you are, but on…
Isn’t it amazing how life just takes over and we don’t even realize it?
Sometimes we get so busy that we forget what is important in life. And then one day, you get that feeling — perhaps I should have slowed down a bit.
It is easy to get going pursuing dreams, goals, and whatever excites you, day in day out, and burnout. Just like the engine, our body and mind work the best with optimal use. Neither too much use nor too much rest is good.
Deep down, you know, you need to relax. You need to take time…
So much happened in the last year. I have been working in an IT services company since 2002. I had not expected I would experiment and innovate in the ways I work as much as I did in the past year. I am sharing with you one recent innovation I did in this article.
I have been through those days when I used to work on desktops. I would have to travel to the office if I had some urgent work over the weekend because I didn’t have the laptop. Just imagine. So much had changed in recent years.
You might have wondered about your purpose in life at some point in your life. Maybe when you are unhappy after a day’s work, or maybe when you were sad for some reason, or may be when you are alone.
With each birthday, you might feel a year has passed. When you see grey hairs, you might even wonder, the time you have left is less. Do something. You circle around and think:
Two years back, one Friday evening, my 7-year-old son asked me to buy Rubik’s cube. He had seen someone trying to solve it in his school and it looked cool. He was eager to solve it.
So, I bought him one while coming back from the office. It was a 3*3 Rubik’s cube. He was so happy to hold it in his hands. He moved the edges and corners. Soon, it got scrambled. He tried to align all the colors but couldn’t do it. It was hard.
So he asked me to teach him how to solve it. I had…
It is hard to feel good when you lose anything. Even a simple game. But it can be a blessing in disguise.
That’s what I learned from a simple table tennis game I took part in. It was a small tournament, organized by local clubs, with participants from in and around Philadelphia. Little did I expect to learn an important lesson on that day.
It was a Sunday morning. I reached the venue by 9 am and enrolled myself. The tournament had players of different skill levels. So after the initial enrollment, the tournament organizers divided the players into 5…
From time to time, I come to a point when I realize — perhaps, I should have slowed down a bit.
Have you felt that way before?
It is easy to get going pursuing dreams, goals and whatever it is that excites you, day in day out, for months together and burn out.
Energy oscillates like a pendulum. When you have high energy, you produce something from that energy. You spend it. Sometimes you go overboard and burn out. When energy moves from high end to the low end, you feel the need to rest.
Just like the engine, our…
Recently I visited my native. My father, 80 years old, told me this story.
It is from the ancient text, Ishavasya Upanishad.
I was impressed how these mythological stories told in a simple way can have deep philosophical meaning.
This is the story of 2 Artists and a painting.
I found it to be interesting and could take away a few lessons that I am sharing in this article. The story goes something like this.
There was an artist who came to King’s palace from some other country. …
Welcome to my medium page. My Name is Param Hegde and I am a software engineer by profession and a budding entrepreneur and writer by passion.
I have started my career as a software engineer in 2002 when I was 22. Over the past 18 years, I played various roles as an IT professional, starting from software developer to senior manager. I worked with people of different nationalities, geographies, and cultures, and I have been part of a lot of challenges, successes, and failures, and a lot of learning along the way.
I am a late boomer and I…
Software Engineer, Budding Entrepreneur, Educator, Runner. I write about healthy living, personal development, learning, and improvement.