How Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam’s advice on time management replaces the 6 p.m. work debate

Some people claim that working more hours helps them focus and achieve greatness in a short time, but the aspect they often overlook is work-life balance. With just a few hours left for Teachers’ Day to be celebrated across the country, a 6 p.m. work topic has popped up on social media.

If we remember correctly what former President APJ Abdul Kalam said, maybe our perspective on time management can change and we can manage our time effectively, maintaining our work-life balance.

After his tenure as President of India, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam participated in many forums and gave his advice on how to manage time and shared his matra to succeed in life.

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During one of the events, when a class 10 girl, Gayatri Mohan, asked him for advice for the younger generation to succeed in life, Dr. Kalam said, “You have to do four things. 1: Have a big goal; 2: Continuously gaining knowledge; 3: Hard work; and 4: Persevering and succeeding.”

At another event on ‘Transforming Indians to Transform India’ at the Chinmaya Heritage Centre, Chennai on January 19, 2013, while addressing the students, Dr Kalam said: ‘We don’t we have no control over the weather. The only aspect we can do is when time flies, we can only sail through time.”

Considering the CEO and founder of Bombay Shaving Company – Shantanu Deshpande, who asked freshmen to stop doing “random rona-dhona, taking it on the chin and being relentless”, these words of the Dr APJ Kalam inspire more these days.

Although Deshpande’s quotes immediately sparked a million angry tweets, opinion pieces and other proportionate reactions, Dr. APJ Kalam’s words and quotes inspire millions to persevere in hard work of efficient manner. The 18-hour work strategy not only causes anxiety, but the thought of also working for that length of time is tiring and can cause mental stress for young people.

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