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Lessons Learnt From Life

Dr. Anshul Mishra Never Let The “What If" get in the way of what you do! “I think therefore I am”. I’m on my journey.

I started in the year 2012, as a part-time tutor at an institute and every day that I taught, I imagined myself in the noblest profession of all. My students made me proud and my techniques were delivering results. In a short time, I was promoted to business administrator and a full-time tutor. This promotion was short-lived as I realized it wasn't enough to sustain myself. I began studying for my medical entrance test and later in 2013, cleared the exam.

I got into one of the best universities and realized that being a graduate from a top medical university wasn’t enough to rack in the money green. I worked for two years in a hospital and learnt the written and unwritten rules of the industry. I understood that good healthcare doesn’t sell itself and every doctor must have an administrative insight to advance the business, made a quick transition to health administration and undertook a course in Canada, the home of universal healthcare. After completion, I realized the importance of digitalization of healthcare and the paradigm shift to EHR (Electronic Health Records) and again took a course in the information systems to be a sterling candidate for any healthcare firm.


During this tenure (2013–2021), I realized that I was happiest when I taught. It was pure bliss yet my contention with ambition never made me settle and I made myself believe that nothing is impossible and I landed in various jobs in diverse roles, some relevant and some irrelevant to my education but each one of those taught me something I wished was taught in college.

  1. Your qualification is secondary:

Yes, it may seem dubious at first glance but it’s true. Of all the interviews and jobs I landed, my qualification got me shortlisted like other candidates but my will to learn and work made me stand out. Imagine being an employer, you have an option to choose from two candidates, both have the same qualifications but one stands out in his will to go the extra mile for your organization. Whom do you shortlist?

2. Never back off after seeing the job requirements:

Job requirements are no mandatory prerequisites. They are general needs that try to give the candidate a holistic view of the ideal candidate and no one is an ideal candidate.

3. You Don’t Always Get What You Want, Have patience:

Don’t pressurize your mind on what could be rather focus on what can be. You didn’t get that job, no problem. Build a network, learn skills, understand and get in touch with organizational goals. Strategize and then strike, you will surely strike gold.

4. Work on your resume:

Add the small details an HR professional could catch. Go the extra mile and add the keywords for the bot that filters you from the herd. It is an ever-learning and works in progress process. The day you stop working on it is the day you retire.

5. Have a social media presence:

No not Facebook. Build your professional presence online with the sites that are related to your profession to garner information on the market.

6. Good things don’t come easy

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On the off chance that you need to have a decent existence with a fruitful vocation, enthusiastic fulfillment, and reliable companions you need to buckle down. Karma can take you just up until now and the rest is completely up to you, the measure of exertion you put in unfailingly, and the capacity to gain from your mix-ups is what makes you a success.

7.Your time is limited

Do you want to be paid for the quantity or quality of work? Hone your skillset and be rewarded for quality than to pass your precious time for an hourly wage which will ditch you in the long run. Focus on being better instead of best.

8.Nothing is for granted

We frequently don’t acknowledge what we have until it’s gone: that incorporates your wellbeing, your loved ones, your work, the cash you have or figure you will have tomorrow. Similarly, your time, your job and even you are replaceable. Work smart to be irreplaceable.

9. Avoid stagnation

Stagnation is unavoidable at work, and it can influence even the most diligent people. It can occur for a few reasons, for example, getting excessively all right with a circumstance or abandoning a difficult issue. An important life lesson you can learn from work is that the individuals who consistently endeavour to find out more and keep on advancing through occasions of stagnation are the individuals who succeed.

10.Learn how to change the situation, not the person

Figuring out how to zero in on changing a circumstance as opposed to attempting to change an individual or gathering of individuals is significant learning, more important when you wind up in an administration position. For instance, in case you’re an administrator and representatives are accomplishing something that adversely impacts profitability, you must discover why. It very well might be an issue with a booking or an issue with the state of affairs run. Rather than attempting to change your representatives to fit business, as usual, investigate the norm itself and perceive how you can change it to advance accomplishment inside the work environment. Don’t look to fit your workers to the status quo, look up the status quo.

Lastly, learn when to quit:

I know the bills need to be paid and all but always know your worth and more importantly your times worth. I always remind myself of this mantra: 5 years down the line it won’t matter. Depression comes easy so laugh it off when you can, being work-oriented at all times kills the human in you and burnout is not a badge of honour. Life is passing make the best of it, make memories, be frivolous at times, after all, no one gets out alive anyway.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2021 Dr Anshul Mishra


Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on February 23, 2021:

Every mistake is a lesson learned from that. It is interesting to know how many lessons are made from our mistakes and what one learns from their challenges. I like your hub,

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