Today, I’m not going to talk about a technical topic. I’m going to talk about the thing that changed my life, make me OPTIMISTIC, fill me with HOPE, and changed my point of view to the work, future and the whole world. Today, I’m going to talk about my college and colleagues … and how each of them changed me.
When I was in my first year in college, I have no clear GOAL in my life (in other words “I have no life” 😦 ). I used to go to my college and take lectures and labs and go back to my home. I depend on lecture slides in my study, and that’s all what I do in my life (miserable life 😦 )
In the second semester of my first year, I began to realize that ALLAH put me in this college for a reason. And I start concentrating in subjects that I am interested in it (like Programming, Math, Probability & Statistics, Compilers, Image Processing, Neural Networks … etc).
I start working to improve myself especially in programming that I adore 🙂 , and also tried to improve my problem solving skills (which make me feel the challenges ^_^).
I knew some people who really motivated me; some of them are Teaching Assistants and the others are colleagues older than me. I learned from them that:-
1- Science is important.
2- We should do our best because ALLAH create us for constructing the earth.
3- We should do our work well because Prophet Mohammed told us that “Allah loves that whenever any of you do something, do it well” (“إن الله يحب إذا عمل أحدكم عملا أن يتقنه”)
4- We should be self-motivated, creative, and thinking outside of the box.
5- As a developer, I learned how to write code. And the wisdom I learned is “Think more, Write less” which means think a lot in a solution and then write less code 🙂
I should say that all those people are the ones who really I respect and admit that they do a favor for me because they changed my mind.
I believe that in your work it is not important how much money you get, but it’s important to ask yourself some questions:-
- Do you really love your WORK?
- Do you really think that you exist for a reason?
- What’s your GOAL in your WORK? And in your LIFE in general?
- What makes you DIFFERENT from others?
- Do you really BELIEVE in yourself?
- Do you have the CURIOSITY for learning more?
- Do you love teaching others what you have learned (in another words … Are you good in knowledge transfer)?
The last thing I want to say to all those people who changed me “I am very thankful to all of you, Meeting people like you are the best thing happened to me. I will never forget your advises” :D.”You are my LIGHTS in the Dark”