Indian Military Academy is no child’s play. Joining military is an aspiration for all defence lovers and being inside a defence academy is a difficult task too. It is pretty different from the outer world.
Joining military is an aspiration for all defence lovers and being inside a defence academy is a difficult task too. It is pretty different from the outer world.
Though planning to join Indian army and preparing yourself for it is full of working out, trekking, training and excelling at the National Cadet Corps, there are many more things that you learn on your journey.
You spend months there, strengthening your strengths and diminishing your weaknesses. It is like a startup; your own startup where you fight for what you believe in and your passion is always at war inside you. Imagine training cadets and leading soldiers. Isn’t it just like building the team of a startup and challenging them each day to work harder.
Imagine training cadets and leading soldiers. Isn’t it just like building your own life, establishing your own company or even challenging oneself to work hard every day?
Below are a few lessons that we learn through life and are right what army teaches us.
1.) Adaptability and Swiftness
Fieldcraft, the basic military skill to operate cautiously with the methods changing frequently with time.
Fieldcraft is in all cases similar to bootstrapping. Life is all about being cautious too. It is about your resources and carefully planning all details of your business or work. You see, it’s one and the same thing.
2.) Listen and obey first.
The Army is all about discipline. You get to learn how to listen often, understand and obey. When running a life you need to learn to obey first, even before you become capable of giving commands.
3.) Titles never matter, work does.
No matter what you are, who you are, you have the freedom to speak. You understand each other and the pressure of having a senior is not there, You might go to war with a personnel who has been working for over 15 years in the army or even a new soldier. It all lies in the strength and the passion, not the title.
4.) First the people you are working for, then others.
How many of you have heard Field Marshal Philip Chetwode quote, “First your country, the people you command, then you?” Every one of us, right? The rule can be applied every where.
5.) Ship fast, rigour or die.
There is no space for wrong decisions in the army. You have to be a quick decision maker and a smart one too. You cannot be wrong. You cannot afford to be wrong. Same goes with your life. You need to work hard and fast, ruthlessly or you might be last in the line. And clearly, none of us wants to be that.
6.) Discipline; speaking less and doing more.
Yes, listening is the key. You have to take care of the requirements and feedback no matter what you are doing.
Being selfless and humane is an attitude, you should be that. The love for your country never comes last in any condition. It is when you are acting selflessly that you are at your bravest. Similar goes with life. Staying humane and warm will attract all the positiveness in.