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In a hurry

Nature does not hurry

Alway in a hurry.

That sums up today’s typical youngster. In a hurry to enter a study program or course. Then, to acquire a degree. Afterwards, to find a lucrative job or build a busy practice. Get famous. And rich.

All in a hurry.

Yet ‘time’ is a strange concept. It moves at its own pace. You can’t speed it up.

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished”Lao Tzu

Looking back at how my career path unfolded might be instructive. I got into graduate training programs successively, without ‘wasting’ any years by not getting selected. Yet by the time I got my Masters degree in cardiovascular surgery (which, back then, was a 2-year program), I was 29 years old!

How did that happen? You enter medical school at age 17. It’s 5 and half years. Graduate training in general surgery takes 3 more years. And it requires another 2 years to specialize. That should add up to 27 and a half.

So… where did the extra 18 months go?

Delays. Unavoidable ones. Someone filed a case against the selection process for our All-India PG entrance test. It took 6 months to clear. The super-specialty entrance exam got postponed by 3 months.

And sometimes, timing was off. Despite our batch being rushed to complete internship before the deadline date, there were still mandatory gaps of a few months before I could take the next steps.

I was down with viral hepatitis (thankfully A, not B) for 6 weeks.

At the time, being in a hurry, all of this was frustrating. Everything seemed to move agonizingly slowly.

But in the end, those ‘compulsory’ speed-breaks were really immaterial. They didn’t set me, or my career, back in any major way.

During the wait for the court case to clear, I worked in a cardiac surgery unit – and gained priceless exposure to almost every kind of major heart surgery… even before I entered my general surgery program.

In the period between graduate and specialist training, I worked in a remote Primary Health Centre – where I learned the basics of small hospital administration… that served later in helping manage a surgical unit.

What’s my point?

Nothing is ‘wasted’.

There’s no ‘delay’ – except inside YOUR head. Every bit of time spent along the path to becoming whatever you want to be is actually useful, in one way or another.

So don’t be in a hurry all the time.

Instead, focus on HOW BEST you can use any ‘forced delays’ imposed on your career path. Whether you consciously take advantage of them or not, they’ll still end up making you a different kind of person.

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4 Reasons Why Everyone Needs Time Management Skills

At a recent college reunion, twenty-five years after we first entered college, I met many old classmates and re-learned one important lesson.

Being Time Efficient Is HIGHLY Profitable!

One theme kept popping up over and over again in our conversations.

“Our kids rarely get to see their dad, he’s so busy!”

“I go to work at 6 a.m. and get back around 7 in the evening!”

“My son WON’T be a doctor – because he sees how crazy our schedule is!”

And invariably, the next question is: “As a surgeon, you must be working very long hours, right?”

They were all surprised when I said my average ‘work day’ at the hospital is 2 hours – except when I’m operating, when it is 7 hours (or longer, depending upon how complex the surgery is).

How do I manage this?

How do I have so much “free time” when everyone else has “No Time”?

How am I juggling so many exciting projects in ADDITION to my regular work?

It’s really quite simple. Let me explain.

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There’s Always Time, If…

There's Always Enough Time

I was thinking about the biggest lessons my teachers had taught me. Lessons learned in life.

There were many favorites. Mrs.Raju from 3rd grade. Mr.Daniel from high school. Dr.Laxminarayan from medical college.

And Prof.A.M.Selvaraj.

Prof.A.M.S. was my mentor throughout medical education. He was a remarkable man with an incredible work ethic. He’d wake up at 7 a.m. to read for a couple of hours before seeing patients. He’d carry on right until 2 or 3 a.m. the next morning, taking only brief breaks for a quick lunch and dinner.

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How To Concentrate Better

How To Concentrate Better

5 Useful Tips On How To Concentrate Better

Whether it is clearing an examination or accomplishing a task within the office, having a good thinking ability, sound memory and a focused mind, are a must. Here are some quick tips that will aid you remain focused and concentrate better.

How to Concentrate Better: Things You Can Do At the Office

1. Remove All the Clutter around You

Getting rid of clutter will aid you in several ways. Clutter around you, particularly within your office, drains your brain. You can concentrate and focus more, when there is less stuff lying around.

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3 Easy Steps To Your Successful 2019

A Simple Approach To Transform Yourself In The Coming New Year

 

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It’s that time of the year when you look back at how far you’ve come, how much you’ve achieved… and heave a sigh of regret!

93% of those surveyed about accomplishments in business and life over the course of last year said that they were NOT satisfied with their performance.

So what did the other 7% do which made all the difference?

I decided to find out – and it boils down to just 3 simple steps that they took, like learning how to focus. Turns out that these are easy for you to follow, too. And they will transform your success in the coming new year!

Step #1: Improve Your Focus

Distraction is the biggest enemy that keeps you from reaching any milestone you set for yourself.

You begin a new year, eager and excited about doing big things. But very soon after you launch into your action plan, something else comes up – and you lose focus.

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Time Management – Do You Know Where Your Time Goes?

A few months ago, I downloaded a tiny time management application that runs on my desktop computer where I work online.

It runs in the background, unobtrusively. I don’t even notice it.

Once every week, I receive an email in which there’s a summary time management report – about how I spend my online time.

It is always eye-opening.

This is how a summary report might look:

Rescue Time Report - Time Management Tool
When I hover over the bars on the right side, it gives me a break-up of which websites or applications I’ve spent time on.

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Time Management Blog

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Important Aspects of Time Management

Here are important aspects of time management that you must learn and master to maximize your efficiency and avoid stress

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About Time Management Tao

An introduction to Time Management Tao explaining 3 core principles of effective time management.

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Time Management Resources

Time management resources to enhance your personal productivity.

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Start Here – Time Management Tao

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Time Management Training To Perform Without Pressure

Get time management training that skyrockets your productivity, lowers your stress & improves your results – starting now

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Time Management Exercises To Boost Your Efficiency

Time management exercises can help make you more efficient and get things done. Learn some powerful ones.

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5 Hard Earned Time Management Lessons

After years of struggling to manage time better, these time management lessons will transform your future.

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Time Management Video – A Fun Learning Medium

Time management video is a popular way to impart important lessons on improving efficiency and getting things done.

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Time Management Seminars That Make a Difference

Time management seminars can help you become more efficient – especially if you know these secrets

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Learning Time Management – How Important Is it?

Learning time management tops the list of things to do in your efficiency driven life. Here are some powerful time management secrets.

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Entrepreneurship – What Does It Take?

An insider look at the 4 pillars of entrepreneurship – and how to become an entrepreneur

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Is a Time Management Website Helpful?

Time Management Website – Here’s why you can benefit from a way to save time and boost efficiency.

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How Time Management Studies Ensure Higher Productivity

Time Management Studies help organizations boost productivity. They can help you too. Here’s how.

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Time Management Lesson Plans

These Time Management Lesson Plans can help improve the way students utilize their limited time.

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Time Management Theory

Time Management Theory – 3 Concepts To Transform Your Efficiency

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