Syed Muhammad Sarmad
- How has NAC made you a better person?
It’s my third year in NAC and honestly it has become an important part of me. Ever since the day I signed up nervously as a general member, it has improved me in ways I could never have imagined. NAC provided me with the opportunity to learn more about myself, my goals and helped me recognize and discover my strengths.
Being in charge of larger projects allowed me to face more challenges. Handling these tough situations helped me establish more confidence in myself. Being an active part of this club also allowed me to polish my ‘people skills’ and allowed me to be more connected & open to my circle as well.
In NAC I have met people who have actually done awesome things in life. I have seen them achieving their targets in life and excelling in their careers. Being around those people made me feel much more ambitious because they made me feel like I can do geat things too. Their achievements inspired me, enlivened my feelings and helped push me toward my own goals. This society has taught me to be humble at times of success and to be firm and carry on at times of failure. NAC has truly enhanced my sense of aliveness.
- What are your plans for NAC?
One of the previous OBs asked me this question in my interview. Honestly, I hope to maintain NAC’s position as one of the leading clubs of NUST. I really want to develop a healthy relation within my council and provide them with a platform they can utilize to acquire & boost their skills. In addition, I plan to make NAC more than just a trip-organizing club. I would like to create a real adventure squad where students will be able to experience new things. I would also like to try my best to organize resources and extend NAC’s adventure body’s capacity to allow participation in national and international competitions.
- Are you the type to take risks?
Looking back at my past, I would have to say that I take risks when the circumstances demand risk. Jim Carrey once said, “It is better to risk starving to death then surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what’s left? ”
- Do you think plans are necessary to be successful? Why?
Yes, I believe one cannot respond to challenges accordingly unless plans are made in advance. To be successful, one must be a risk-taker and a master planner. Phenomenal plans lead to phenomenal performances, which lead to phenomenal success.
- Have you learnt any important lessons you think others might find helpful?
I believe that if a person wants to accomplish something, they should be willing to gather all efforts, passion and might to accomplish it.
A person should also be thankful for the blessings they have; don’t lose them while chasing money.
Learn to be a smart worker In addition to being a hard worker. Only hard work won’t take you anywhere. Know when and where to spend your energy.
Listen to others; value other people’s opinions and feelings; the world is not just what you perceive it to be. You can learn a lot from what others have to say.
Most importantly though, always hold your parents in the highest regard.
- What is the most important quality in a person in your opinion?
In my view, a combination of quite a few qualities is important in any person. For me though, the most important one would have to be humility.