• Shrek

    What Shrek Can Teach Us about Burnout

    I love the movie Shrek 3.   Shrek was newly married to Fiona and they had a number of adorable ogre babies. Shrek loves his family. Every day, he serves his family. He baths his babies, he feeds them, he changes their diapers, and he cuddles them to sleep.   Though he loves his babies so much, it came to a point wherein he got so bored and burned out feeding his babies, bathing them, changing their diapers, and so on… day in and day out. Why? Because these tasks were outside his core competencies.   A few years ago, I was like Shrek. In the apartment that I shared…

  • 3 Idiots (The Movie)

    What the 3 Idiots Taught Me

    When I went home to the province for a short vacation, my family was delighted, especially my brother. He kept on telling me about the movie he watched called 3 Idiots. He said he already watched it twice but he wanted to watch it again with me. The title of the movie didn’t interest me and I wasn’t really in the mood to watch but I gave in anyway. đŸ™‚ And so there we were in the sala, watching his favorite movie. 3 Idiots is an Indian comedy film about three friends — Farhan, Raju, and Rancho — who were taking up Engineering in one of the best universities in India.…