Sumit Sharma

End of 2009

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As I wish 2009 Good Bye, I reflect on all thats happened to me this year and I’d like to share 4 lessons that stood out for me:

Lesson # 1: Happiness comes from within,
I started a new job and have thoroughly enjoyed it so far, had a beautiful baby girl who can’t stop smiling, I have had amazing love and support from my wife and family and have discovered what I’m passionate about at work. I’ve also had numerous challenges that could potentially put a siginificant damper but it was cool at the end of the day.
These all didn’t “give” me happiness though – my attitude towards them gave my happiness.

Lesson # 2: Count on others to lift you up – it works.
Having the support of special people in my life has been crucial for me on many fronts. Just goes to show that sometimes you can’t do it all by yourself, and if you can then you probably aren’t doing it all or fulfilling your potential.

Lesson # 3: Find your passion as soon as possible – it will enrich your life with quality
My attention span had decreased, but now has increased again. Correlation: I wasn’t sure what I wanted in my life until I had a series of epiphanies that revealed just what exactly I wanted and as I end this year with a strategy and plan for the new year, I feel excited, optimistic and ready – I guess this is what finding my passion feels like?

Lesson # 4: Its not about quantity, but quality.
I have sat many moments with my wife, but my mind has been elsewhere – that was oppurtunity wasted. I have spent a few seconds with her, and my focus was there – those were the precious moments that will stay.
Children, especially babies, need attention – and not just half ass attention, but dedication. I have continually been reminded that I can’t feed Ambika and surf the net with the other hand. Its not about the time I spend with my baby, but how. Its not that what, its the how.

Happy New Year. 2010 – here I come.


Written by Sumit

January 1, 2010 at 12:53 am

Posted in Personal

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  1. You’re a wise man Sumit Sharma.


    January 2, 2010 at 12:25 am

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