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“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. ” – Steve Jobs

I’m writing a book to help the youth of India figure out what they want to do in life (in context to the above quote) and how exactly to pursue what they want to pursue.

If you want to be a part of this project, Please fill the form –

Ankur Warikoo’s 20 Questions

What’s the riskiest thing you have done in life?
Without knowing how to swim, have jet skied alone at the deep end of a water body.

Choose between money or power? Why?
Power – it’ll allow me to take more ownership & responsibility of things. Will be able to influence (Impact and significance).

Are you usually more spontaneous or calculative? Why?
To be honest, I’ve been more spontaneous but trying to become more calculative now. I’ve realized that my best words, decisions and actions come out when I’m calculative instead of spontaneous.

Do you usually strive for speed or perfection? Why?
Speed first, perfection later. Perfection requires time and we all have a limited time at hand. It’s important to have a direction first else we might end up wasting our time trying to perfect things.

What’s more important – the institute name or the course you study?Why?
Institute name. The better the institute, the better the community and more the exposure.

What are you most passionate about in life?
People

When do you get angry? How often?
I’m passive aggressive. Usually very calm. Situations where things often get personal would make me angry.

When do you lose patience? How often?
If I want something really bad and/or have faith, I don’t lose patience.
Situations where I lose patience would be when things are wrong and nobody cares.

When was the last time you were intimidated?
When I was in Birmingham and used to regularly get bullied at school.

When was the last time you had self-doubt?
A week ago, when my business partner said I’m very childish and immature.

Whats the worst thing about you?
Discipline/consistency and the fact that I’m very bad at taking care of myself. But, trying to get better at it. (ENFP Problems)

Whats the one trait from your parents that you would like to ensure you (and your kids, if you have them) have for the rest of your life?
Integrity, without doubt.

How will your professors describe you?
Frankly, my professors don’t know me but my teachers do. My teachers would say that I’m smart and sincere. The few professors who know me would describe me as a leader and a positive, responsible person with good ideas/thoughts.

List at-least 3 things you have learnt about life?

  1. No matter what happens, always keep your family, yourself & your happiness at the top of your priority list.
  2. All the growth takes place at times of adversity and outside of comfort zone.
  3. If you don’t have a plan for yourself, other people will have a plan for you.

    How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
    19


    If you had to choose to live without one of your 5 senses (taste, smell, sight, hearing, touch), which one would you give up?

    Taste

    If you’re in a bad mood, do you prefer to be left alone or have someone cheer you up?
    Left alone

    What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you?
    I’d have probably taken a gap year after high school to explore myself and life instead of entering into an engineering college.
    In what ways are you the same as your childhood self?

    I love this question! In many ways – passion and zeal for life, curiosity, ambition, football, integrity.

    If you could see 24 hours into the future, what would you be doing?
    Writing 🙂