Many years (a couple of decades?) have gone by since you passed out of school.
Have you ever wondered if you could roll back the years and go back to school, would you make different choices and pursue different paths. Or if you were put in front of your younger 12 year old self, what would you tell him?
As for me, I would tell him to play more, be more confident in exploring what interests him, and braver in making choices that feel right but can’t be logically ascertained at that point in time. I would tell him to make more friends from different contexts, try more, fail more, and not let the report card take the lead. We conducted a series of interviews with leading professionals from varied work and education backgrounds. Here is what they had to say:
What advice would you give to your younger self?
What do you think would happen if Virat Kohli was to walk out to bat in a crucial match being played in foreign conditions with no net practice? Assured or nervous?
All of us want to be more confident and assured in our actions. And we wish the same for our children. But what is the nature of confidence? And how do we build it?
The best of formal education often does not prepare us for the life that follows. Everyone has a WILTAS. What is yours? *WILTAS = Wish I'd Learnt This At School