Be consistent at whatever you do — Darshan Gajara
R: Can you introduce shortly yourself?
Darshan: Hey folks, I’m Darshan Gajara, a Product Designer from India passionate about building products and helping others do the same, or even better. I’ve worked as a full-time Designer at some commendable startups in India and have been freelancing for clients from US, UK, Canada, UAE and more for 5+ years now. I write a blog on Product+Design at darshangajara.com and also curate Product Disrupt as my side project.
R: Do you do some ritual every day outside of work?
Darshan: I’m not really a book person, however I like reading blogs and practice it on a daily basis. Those are mostly about product and design. I also like to keep in sync with the latest developments of the industry. I observe it by browsing Dribbble, Behance and Product Hunt on a daily basis.
R: What do you do that allows you to work efficiently being able to create all your work?
Darshan: I think the reason why I’ve been able to do the work that I do is because I’ve that never-ending thirst for growth and ambition about making my mark in the product space. I’m a firm believer of the fact that consistency beats talent and I try to be consistent at whatever I do. I don’t really like unfinished businesses. If you’re into something, it’s better to be completely into it rather than just touch and go.
So, to answer your question, I don’t think that I do something exceptional, just that I never stop doing good.
R: What thought or tip would you give to yourself in the past?
Darshan: Had I been more sensible about people and how to converse with them, I had be better at socializing. But, that’s alright, I think I’ve more than made up for it. I no longer hesitate in breaking the ice.
R: Any study tip for a high school, university student? Would you attend university if you could go back?
Darshan: I would say, you’re lucky if you’ve discovered your true interest while at university. In most…