Most of you know why you are reading this article – to gain some knowledge, to sharpen your skills and ultimately to clear CAT and get most coveted IIM calls for admission in India’s top-notch B-schools for a colorful MBA degree. Right? But how many of you know that why do you want an MBA-degree? Your answers can be – money, lucrative job, and exotic work culture, higher growth in pay package or status symbol. Hmmm. But what after that – are there any more targets or any more goals to achieve? May be you have never thought of that.
I was asked these series of question by one of my friend in 2nd semester of my graduation from Delhi College of Engineering. My responses were in similar fashion but he was insisting on the point that ‘what after this’ every time. He said, “All these are targets for some coming years only but what is your ‘Ultimate Aim of Life’. And how these smaller goals are directing you towards achieving that ultimate goal?” I was clueless because I’d never thought that way. He showed me one book and pointing towards the picture on the cover page he said, “This planet is my ultimate aim of life.” The book was Srimad Bhagwatam by Srila Prabhupad.