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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Introspecting Career

"I am an enthusiast, not an expert."

It took me 23 years 11 months to realise and write this line. Now, this line holds key to my future. I was never involved with full extent in anything in past. I was working as a CATALYST for the process but didn't actively participating in it. Further, this nature prevents me to start anything new as entrepreneur or provide service under hierarchical structure order. What I am able of was to inspire/aspire others for achieving higher goals. So, I have decided to plan my career on this inherent talent. Now on, I will give a talk about my career in casual manner in this post.

A Quote for Self Motivation at Start:  "Don’t meet people who just want to meet you. Do something that makes everyone want to meet you. Make a short that is good enough that no one can ignore.”--Anurag Kashyap

Once upon a time, I met a mechanical engineer working in Delhi metro project. What we majorly talk is irrational here but his one sentence always keep in the mind. He stated that make yourself irreplaceable with gaining expertise in the line of work, otherwise you had wasted a great opportunity in the life. I may not fully agree with him still consider it for introspection purpose in the professional life.

I was more process oriented doing thing step by steps till I entered ITBHU. My thinking changes 180 degree after that. Soon due to carelessness, I came in the category of Engineers for whom: It doesn't matter ki question kya hai, they say bataoo answer kya laana hai. Rest of the account about my graduation years is briefly stated before. Then, I escaped from the core mechanical area after graduation and got job in the I.T. (service sector). Long gone back those days of relaxation and now I have highly monotonous routine of office-home and viceversa. I can describe my life in the words of Anton Chekhov (provided by the furobiker)-: Any idiot can face a crisis, it's day to day living that wears you out.

People who know me are well aware of my fickleness and desperate search for career path. Standing on one leg and balancing other leg may not be my favourite stance but my career progress is like that only. A sort of dissatisfaction from the present and highly aspirational future dream. This parallel career with 'happy go lucky' attitude is taking too much toll on my health with loneliness increasing another psychological problem.

It is my philosophy that our thinking is not best expressed in words. It is expressed in the choices we make up with fully owning responsibility. I have interest in Cinema, Socio-cultural studies, Intellectual Property rights, Composite material, Energy Engineering, Administrative Services, Knowledge Management & Developmental Studies at different span of time-line in last 5 years. Finally after a long run in diverse field, I have started preparing for entrance examination of MBA in rural management.I had previously heavily criticized my fellow batch mates (not all but most of them) for blindly pursuing MBA without even assessing their inherent potential. It may be my prejudice but I think it takes very long time to decide your career shape before investing your time and hard work in it. So, IRMA Anand or XIRM Bhubaneswar are my dream destination. If the dream comes true, I will be abiding technical/software and corporate field forever. Note down that I write this blog without fear of HR & Management which can easily sneak into personal blog in recession times.

There is no right or left for me now...there is only up and down of life.

For the times they are a-changing and I have found something to compete for finally..

A Quote for Self Motivation at End:. “All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.”—T.E.Lawrence

8 comments:

  1. Well your wrote a good enough for many people like us to think once ..

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  2. nice and daring post(as your H.R. may know)
    interest should be prime motivation towards our goal as it gives us a significant and content life.
    Wish you best of luck for your dreams/destination.

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  3. Thanks Vijay.. provoking thoughts for introspection is not more than I dreamt of..

    An article written by me in start of 7th semester will give you the idea that only little has changed along the timeline

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  4. Thanks amit for wishes. Best of luck to you also for your dreams...wase, it is very hard to find area of interest for me.Time consuming process,still worth trying it.

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  5. Well expressed! I think d biggest thing in d process of shaping up d career is to know oneself. I guess, not many people do dat. found a small resemblance wid u....Rural management thing...Villages need MBAs n dat 2 badly..i sincerely believe dat 5 yrs down d line dats going 2 b a hot choice among aspirants..Assuming dat u seem to have a good vision along with enthu. :-)

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  6. Good post, keep going ahead, brother.

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  7. Nitesh & Bizkid.. Thanks for the moral support.Will remember this..

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  8. hi
    himanshu you write too good..
    i am also from azamgarh read
    your many articles....

    can you write to a 'hi' on my emaild abhishek.singh@aricent.com

    well not all azamgarh guys are terrorists right.. so give that ping a chance..i too took an admission in it bhu in ceramic in 2004-08 batch but then joined hbti..so lot of intro from my side..

    cheers
    abhishek

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