These days the song that is keeping me up and moving me around is the 1981 hit single recorded by Queen and David Bowie- Under Pressure. I am yet to decipher all the lyrics but the two words clearly explain what me and all my friends in college must be feeling. But this note is not about the song or about why everyone is ‘Under pressure’. (Some good advice: To enjoy reading this note more dont read but sing the words ‘Under Pressure’ ! Ideally you should be listening to the song)
Coming back to what this note is about- Breakthroughs
Three definitions here: 1. A productive Insight (Good to have this once a while)
2. Making an important Discovery (Did this today morning)
3. A penetration of a barrier such as an enemy’s defense( My favorite)
Breakthroughs come at a strange time and often in strange places. They are lurking in the corners waiting to pounce on their unsuspecting prey!
Often when these come you feel like doing something like what Archimedes did- running through the streets crying out Eureka !! Eureka !! (No I did not do that today morning !!)
Often these things are short lived – till the point you discover there’s another person in the street running naked next to you !
In any case its good to have a breakthrough once in a while and its even better to have one when your….(go on sing along..)
UNDER PRESSURE ! ! !