My philosophy

Hi, I am Shakeel Akhtar.  I have a philosophy on life that I want to share. Its called “The Life of Zero Regrets”.

The end game in life is to have no regret. Not now, not later, never. If you believe in life after death then your regrets will follow you into your next life. That is my belief.

If you don’t believe in life after death then you at least can agree that a life of regrets is no fun.

In either of these situations, you cannot win the game of life if you have regrets. Yes, plain and simple. ZERO REGRETS. That’s the end game.

You may be thinking, how’s that possible. How can one have no regrets? Honestly, I don’t know. But, we can give it a shot.

In this blog, I will focus on my core philosophy which is called, “Paint your rainbow to reach your pot of gold”. To me, my pot of gold is a life of zero regrets. I am given 168 hours every week to paint my rainbow and if I use all the seven colors equally then my rainbow will be perfect. If I keep painting this rainbow week in and week out then I will one day reach my pot of gold.

I will use this blog as a guide for me to document my thoughts and my experiences while trying to lead a life of zero regrets.

Since I am not an expert in any field, my blog is not meant to educate anyone. I am trying to document my journey to the best of my ability.

I currently make a living working as a Program Manager. I am happily married to a beautiful and wonderful woman. I am a loving father to an adorable girl. That’s who I am.

Thanks for reading about me. If you would like to know more about the topics and structure of my blog then please go to the page, What to expect from this blog

7 Responses to My philosophy

  1. Masood Akhtar says:

    All the BEST Shakeel. Knowledge in whatever way it is shared with others is definitely a noble deed. What is the point of having something when it cannot be shared with others and which can be useful to others. Definitely I will try to gain from your blog and make myself more productive.

    But beware of blogging addiction. These days social networking and keeping intouch online addiction has not spared even the most professional and practical of people like Shahrukh Khan and Amitabh Bachan. For celebrities it might be their way of life, but for ordinary individuals like you it should not annoy your wife and colleages. Family members also should not be deprived of their share of your time.
    Best of luck once again.

  2. Nayeem says:

    Thank you for sharing your knowledge. I believe that it would really make difference to me. As you know that I have been bad at reading books, your blog might educate me more with precise info about productivity, leadership, and time management. It would be great if you can provide us the links for audio books and lectures in this blog.

  3. Masood Akhtar says:

    Dear Shakeel, I went through all the posts in your blog and your idea of making it useful to atleast one person is served right away. It is an excellent idea to get education through Audio. I will start practicing this right away while driving back to home from Office. I am really fed up by the repeated music and advertisements on FM and there was no better thing to do. I never knew that educational programs are available on Audio(mps).
    Thanks.

  4. Azmath Mohammed says:

    Wish you all the best. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and experience with us.

  5. Ayesha Hakim says:

    Loved all the posts and found them extremely relevant to finding a positive solution to all the pitfalls that the workers face in today’s communication-driven workplace. In our new world of multi-tasking and instant-access obsession to everything, the side-effects of this change deter us from the results that can be achieved otherwise. And your posts pinpoint them and provide a solution or the least motivate people to find one. I personally liked the post “what is hard work” and can relate to “how has the workweek changed”. Thank you

  6. Abdul Mohammed says:

    This is a great blog and I really like all the posts so far. It helps people to become a better person and I think there’s always something people can work on and do to Improve. Now, reading blogs and getting some kind of inspiration is really important, most people know what they are doing wrong and what they can do to make things better, but unless they have some motivations or a Role model, it’s hard. Just how there are Mosques and churches and one says that we have to listen to lectures and be regular to our prayers and God so that we don’t go off on wrong paths and similarly, to become a better person one has be read a lot and know how and what they can do to better there lives. This is a great blog and can be a very good starting point and everybody should not only read this blog and benefit from it but also try to share their thoughts and post any good material they know. Thanks for the sharing this blog with us and Good luck!

  7. Laura says:

    So, quick question: isn’t the statement “Striving for a balanced life of zero regrets” unbalanced in and of itself?

    I mean, in a balanced life, one would have some regrets, and possibly learn from them. 😉

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