Can you tell me which decision can make or break student’s
life? What type of decision is it which is very confusing and equally important
in student’s life?
Yes, it is career.
90% of the time parents, friends or relatives are deciding
your career, If your friend is taking civil engineering you will also choose
this branch even though your interest is in mechanical, some of your cousin
sitting in USA advising you to do computer science because the earning is
really good you will study computer science no matter you have interest or not,
and this end up getting nothing in life.
I have met three types of students in my career…
1. They actually don’t know what they want to do in life?
2. Most confused who
is not able to choose from multiple career options.
3. Confident and clear headed
Let’s find out your type and accordingly let’s choose your career
Find yourself have courage
First and for most thing is to find out your interest, your
passion, Your dream, I have met lots of students where parents and student’s
choices are different, and parents imposed their choices on children, for
example you want to study designing but your parents wants you to take
engineering, conflict may occur in anything not only in study but in
relationships as well, where you wish to marry someone you are in relationship
since long time but your parents wants you to go for an arranged marriage, So
there are two sides of coin here, one side is all your wish your dreams and
your ambitions what you really want to do and the other side what the world
wants you to do including your parents your relatives and friends. So what to
do in this situation?
Let me be very blunt here most of the time people get scared
and do what others are doing, they don’t have a courage to live their dreams,
you can verify this statement by your own, Just ask your college mates or if
you are working ask your colleagues whatever they are doing right now are they
happy with it? Do they enjoy their work? Do they really wish to study all these
subjects? Is this job excites them every day?
Let me share my very own story with you all, After
completing HSC my family wanted me to study LLB further and they enrolled me
law school as well, I started taking classes of law along with my Bachelors but
my dream was to became an airhostess and one day I went to my parents with all
courage and told them I can’t do law infact, I never wanted to, they accepted
my decision. Today, I have achieved my dream of becoming an air hostess.
Be aware from illuminating
SSC and HSC exams are near, the moment it gets over
different types of institutes will start bombarding advertisements about how to
choose career? The best selling point is they do free counseling and indirectly
sale their own products, If you visit any overseas education consultant then
they will advise you to go abroad and enroll in their institute for IELTS or
GRE coaching as soon as possible, If you are visiting any competitive exams
coaching classes then they will fix the idea of Govt job in your brain and will
ask you to enroll for bank, clerk, GPSC or UPSC coaching class, and they charge
for those classes it’s not free of cost, so before enrolling for classes like
this, before deciding your career goal with the help of money maker’s brain,
let me help you here how to choose career so you do not need to go for any
career counseling and enrolling for something you were never interested in
Coaching industry is booming with 1.5cr of turnover, now it
is up to your choice you want to invest in yourself or want to waste money in
Never lie to your
During my live seminar on UPSC exams, when I ask students do
you have capacity to crack UPSC exam, I got this answer from each and every
student I met, : Yes, why not I will clear it in one go” and when I meet them
after result all they have to say is, ” luck wasn’t in fever. My point is
aiming high is not wrong but one has to be truthful to their own self, you
should know your limitations, completion, for example will you fight with
someone who is double of your size in the ring? No right, so accept your
limitations, sees your completion seriously and chooses your field accordingly.
Be strong, truthful, Courageous, confident and open your
eyes and accept reality. Everyone cannot be Sachin Tendulakar, Bill Gates or
Mukesh Ambani, but accepting your limitation and by doing what you are best at
can make you Sachin, Bill Gates or Ambani one day….
Who doesn’t wants to be number one in life? Most of students
are planning to study abroad or others are targeting to top IIT or IIM, but
these are not only the career options, there are no limitations outside, the
limitation is inside us, countless career options are available, I have seen
people who are affluent and rich and they are not doctors, engineers, lawyers,
IIT or IIM passed out, It’s okay to fail, It’s okay not to get 90% in exam,
this is not the end, still you can change the history, Be strong and don’t run
behind the world let’s conquer the world, don’t be follower be leader, Have
courage to say NO, and still if you feel doing what you love is not right then
choice is yours J