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Advice to 15-yr-old self: 'Don't make hasty decisions'

December 01, 2019 09:18 IST

We'd asked you, dear readers, to write a message to your 15-year-old self.
Rediff reader Rais Ahmad, 68 from Pune shares his advice:

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You would be dreaming of your better future -- in terms of career, status and money.

To achieve those things, you have to plan well.

First, you will have to pick a role model for yourself.

Your role model could be some one from your own family; they could also be your relatives or live in the same society.

Remember to try and choose the best role model.

If you want to achieve something big in life you should not make hasty decisions.

Have patience, strive hard continuously and always focus your attention on the goal.

There are some other things which are equally important -- time management, a good lifestyle, discipline, honesty to yourself and to others.

Don't be disheartened from your failures. Instead re-energise yourself and start afresh to achieve your goal.

Above all try to be positive and optimistic.


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Dear readers, do you remember what your first salary was?

When did you receive it? Which year was it?

Do you have a photograph of it?

What did it mean to you at the time? Tell us all about it.

What was your first job and salary? And how did you spend it?

Did you buy a sari for your mum or a gift for your girl/boyfriend?

Write in to us at getahead@rediff.co.in (Subject line 'My First Salary') along with your NAME, AGE, LOCATION and photograph, if possible. We will publish the best responses right here on Rediff.com!