I see many youths influenced by Warren Buffett’s advice – ‘really successful people say NO to almost everything’.
Your time right now should be spent in exploring opportunities & figuring what works for YOU. For that, you need to say YES much more often. Do this so that you can find out what you should be spending time on eventually.
When I was pursuing
I again said YES when the Manhattan based startup asked me if I want to start right away. I dropped out of the MBA program & started working with them. That kick started my journey in the world of startups and laid the foundation for me to come back to India, start my own venture Scholar Strategy and write bestselling books.
Indian students can do so much better by developing this killer drive and go getter attitude. Unpaid internships are a great way to learn and develop skills which can immediately give you an advantage over someone who doesn’t do it. We are having a severe employment and
Say more Yes’s initially so that you can have the luxury to say No later on.
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This article was originally published on University Express, www.universityex.com on March 09,2019.