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Dear Friends,

I was reading diary of a driver working for most respectable corporate houses of India.I want to share some points gained from his diary with all of you.May be this can help you in any way to grow your career and life.

Five life lessons a driver taught us

Sometimes, the biggest lessons in life come from very unlikely sources. And as i was reading a driver's diary about his life and times, I thought young people like us would benefit from listening to what he has to say. Since he will probably never be invited to deliver a convocation speech or a commencement.

1. Getting a driving license does not make you a driver.

"Someone was 18 when he got his driving license. But it was only after several months of driving a car that he actually learnt to drive, and became a real driver."

A license is only a permit -- and not a stamp of authority. An Engineering Degree does not make you an Engineer.

It is only after you spend several more years learning on the job that you truly qualify to call yourself an engineer.

Many young people confuse getting a degree as signifying the end of their learning. Wrong.

It's just the beginning. A degree or a diploma -- the licence -- simply marks you out as someone qualified to learn from real life experiences.

It doesn't make you an expert.

2. The real world is very different from a classroom

Someone learnt to drive a car. But his first job required him to drive a little tempo. The steering wheel was different, and so were the gears.

He thought he knew how to drive -- but he couldn't even get the tempo started."

The world outside the classroom is a very different place.

That's as true for engineers and MBAs and accountants as it is for drivers. Get ready to get surprised.

3. Slog. Get your hands dirty.

Someone spent nights working as a cleaner at garage. That's when he learnt all about the insides of an automobile. Knowing what's under the bonnet has made him a better driver today."

The brightest professionals in the country will tell you that they learnt their biggest lessons in the days they spent slogging in small towns selling soaps or colas. There's no other way.

If you want to be successful, work hard, dirty your hands -- and go beyond your specific role.

4. Initially, what you learn is more important than what you earn.

In someone's first job, the pay was bad but the boss was good. He gave him opportunities to learn, make mistakes. He banged his tempo quite a bit. While the dents were quickly repaired, the lessons he learnt remain firmly etched in his mind."

In your first job -- don't worry about pay packet or the size of the organization. Get a good boss. A good mentor. That's priceless.

5. Don't worry about which car you drive. Focus on being a good driver.

Someone always wanted to drive the best cars -- but rather than complain about having to drive a tempo or a school van or the city transport bus, he focused on driving well. He told himself that if he do that, the good cars will come. And they did."

Now that's a great lesson. It's not about the company. It's about you. Do the best with what you have, wherever you are. We could all benefit by staying focused on doing a great job -- rather than worrying about the next job, or the next promotion. Do a good job. Success and happiness will follow. Inevitably.

Those then are five fabulous life lessons from an unlikely teacher.

Follow Driver's advice and I guarantee they'll make a difference to your career. And to your life!

Thank you very much.

Source: This is a forwarded mail received from one of my friend

Thank you Mr. Peer Mohammed Sardhar for sharing a nice diary note.
It is highly effective and useful tips.
There is a two line poem in Tamil, (Thirukkural)
Epporul Yaar Yaar vaai ketpinum, Apporul
Meipporul Kanpadhu Arivu.
Meaning : Whatever news or articles we are listening from any one, we have to take the things in correct sense is our talency. We should not think of the deponents qualification, intelligence or background.
Thanks for sharing
With warm regards
S. Bhaskar

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