By Bharathi Murali:
“What am I up to?” the one question that keeps the minds of many teens boggled when they are to take a decision which is to decide their future life. The mind is fresh and pure when there are no ideas, which does not imply implantation of any polluting thoughts, it simply influences. Many groups have popped up who carry out counseling for the students when they are left to encounter the road that forks into branches to their future. Such guidance is essential only for the students who are in a quandary, if the decision is firm this step can be bypassed.
The ideal time to decide what one wants is the late teens. Identifying the self leads to the career decision, but the process of finding one’ goal should occur only once, incessant thought process leads to utter confusion and repentance.
Few things to be kept in mind when the choice of career is to be made are as follows:
- Do not be “different” for the sake of it:
This simply means, not ending up in a career that is very aberrant from your fellowmen just for the reason that you want to do different things.
It is a misconception among the engineering or medical or arts students that a student of photography or wildlife or archeology is more adept. They will certainly stand-out of the crowd but only if they have the mettle to perform in that particular field. Never over awe an unusual profession, find what’s in you. Attempts to impregnate the liking towards the atypical roads may fail miserably.
- Get informed but not “infected”:
When a major assessment on future is to be made – suggestions, experiences, motivations, intimidations will flood into the ears. Make the choice with clarity, do care for all the inputs that comes from different people, different directions.
Say, becoming a doctor is one’s ambition but warnings ring the bell when one wonders that it is hard-hitting to swim in the ocean of such a profession, something lighter like humanities, psychology will be a better choice.
Being a mere listener will fetch good results in addition to patience. Lending ears and giving a thought on it is advisable but not retracing the decision (if it is taken out of true aspiration).
Feeds cannot be stopped but the immune system of the decision-making part of the mind may be controlled!
- Carrying the legacy (NOT):
Generations of doctors, generations of auditors and so on, hold the bequest if it is backed with passion.
Following the family profession blindly is analogous to building a super-structure without its blueprint. As spine is vital for the body, the passion and determination are important for the goal.
Fixing the goal with a reference to the family is like a chair struggling to stand with three legs (the forth leg being the ardor).
Jumping into conclusions soon after hearing bitter experiences of peers or seniors is the first enemy. Rather deep inception into the problem (why the senior even had a bitter experience at all?) will give the key of how not to commit the same blunder.
None of us have enough time to learn from our mistakes, lessons from others’Â blunders will lessen the time to know about the worldly issues.
There are different schools of thought trying to define the ‘real education’. There is nothing great about being an engineering student; similarly, nothing menial in being a catering student. When there exists the grace, power and curiosity to venture into the longtime groomed ambition – the road to failure is blocked for eternity. The above listed points may be just a few; ultimately the point is, not to repent or to create a situation where others can be blamed for the failure incurred.