> Following post was shared by Debasish Mukherjee [DEV]
Hello everyone! I have been following HSB for a long time now.
Naturally I went through a lot of posts and related comments,questions,tales (well of both HOPE AND DESPAIR). This is my first article or post as we love to refer and naturally I am nervous so please excuse me for any stupidity!
I want to talk about “Situations” and their implication on our life! What do people actually think or expect when they join Engineering?
Lets list them:
- “I will become a xyz specialist and will work for ABC(generally the best in the business) company”
- ”I will get a highly paid job(here there is no intention of being a specialist) “
- ”I will do extreme research in the field of PQR and will be professing in one of the world’s best Universities and renowned firms would be sponsoring my research”
[A shameless plug here: I was in type 3(still am!LOL!)]
But its a fact when we talk of majority that during our study our priorities change,MOSTLY due to SITUATIONS.
- lack of conducive environment
- lack of resources
- lack of guidance
- lack of “SELF CONFIDENCE” and “PERSEVERANCE”
The last cause is actually sometimes a result of other three but is THE single most DESTRUCTIVE reason for anyone’s failure.
Every person faces situations where he/she faces the difficulties mentioned in i) to iii) but some wilt and some excel (like the legend Vidyasagar[used to read under lamp posts on roads] or someone from a extremely rural village like Mani Lal Bhowmik (ASTRO PHYSICIST if i am not wrong)].
So whats my point?
Well, its “NEITHER RUN AWAY NOR GET BOGGED DOWN UNDER UNFAVORABLE SITUATIONS BUT USE IT TO YOUR ADVANTAGE”.
If your condition or situation needs you to give double the effort you are used to giving then take up a challenge to give TRIPLE the effort you are used to giving.
Most students in India have EXAM-PHOBIA including me.
I really get nervous. But why?
- The teaching process is faulty.
- The exams aren’t designed well.
BUT HEYY HOW DO KNOW THAT THESE ARE FAULTY?
You have never been to US and definitely not used to their teaching style!! You have been in India from the day you were born,then you should be used to it!!
ITS THE LACK OF EFFORT ITS THE LACK OF THE URGE TO LEARN (although the above reaons are definitely valid),we sort of always worry about grades don’t we?? I do!
In my 3rd year of engineering “MS in US” came to my mind! But soon found out the huge cost and uncertainty of funds etc etc.
Naturally I got depressed and nearly gave up the dream. But recently one of my friends went to Texas A&M university and she gave me every bit of details that I didn’t know back then.
So that was an encouragement but I had not prepared for GRE and had already taken up a practical training course on embedded systems and hence virtually I didn’t have time anymore, but I changed my thinking process and took it up as a challenge.
Now I am back on track:
- preparing for GRE
- doing embedded systems training (6 hrs of grueling classes and self study later on)
- learning Python
- going deep into VLSI (as I am fond of the paper but unfortunately didn’t have it in BTech).
I simply hated aptitude questions! The cause I had forgotten almost all high school maths and could not solve well enough and then felt disgusted! But now I have decided to face it head on and to my surprise i am not bad at all, yeah not exceptional yet!!
And I am not the son of Einstein mind you!
Its tough to manage ohhhh it really is!!!
I wake up at 6:30 and start studying from 7am and it continues till 2am.
WHAT I WANT TO SAY IS IF A MEDIOCRE GUY LIKE ME CAN MANAGE A WORKLOAD OF 17 HRS THEN I BET EVERY MORON CAN DO IT!
So guys just step on the gas and toil and toil hard!!
YOU ARE NOT VERY FAR FROM WHAT YOU DREAM!
I am really sorry for such long post but felt like I should share the ENTHUSIASM which I regained after the initial set back!
Share and Like this post, if you are a hard worker like Dev.