Year-ender 2020: Converting 'annus horibilis' to 'annus mirabilis' - Apurva Chamaria

We ask industry leaders for a learning from 2020 and one thing that they want from 2021

Dec 07, 2020 02:25:00 PM | Article | Campaign India Team

Enough has been said about 2020. Campaign India is closing out the year by asking industry leaders about what has this different year taught them and what do they want from the year that comes up.
Here's what Apurva Chamaria, SVP and chief of staff, Tech Mahindra, had to say:
One learning from the magical year 2020?
Conventional wisdom is that 2020 is 'annus horribilis' but my learning from 2020 is that if life gives you a lemon, make a lemonade and enjoy it. Earlier I would travel two to three weeks internationally every month and would spend long time away from the family and this constant travel would also leave me with limited time to pursue hobbies. My way of converting 'annus horibilis' to 'annus mirabilis' was to spend more time with my family and appreciate the beauty of family time. I also used the lock down and travel shut down to pick up cycling as a hobby and have now done some 100 km rides. The learning here is 'it’s not what happens' but 'it’s what you make out of what happens' which defines you.
One thing you want from the year 2021?
One thing I want from the year 2021 is that everyone dedicate the new year to humanity and the betterment of the world at large! It’s usual for most people to have personal goals and targets for themselves so it would be great if everyone in 2021 could also look at having atleast one target around how can they positively impact the societies they live in. It doesn’t matter how big or small the impact they are planning is.
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