Mar 15, 2015

Come on, go ahead, #Start a new life!

Saurabh Chawla | |
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It's difficult for most of us to #StartANewLife. Some of us take the bold step and some stay back pondering over what people would say. Believe me, the biggest problem with most of us is that we care about what people would say and we hold ourselves back from doing what we want to actually do. Below is a verse I would like to share with you all:

Leave behind what is rife
Everyone goes there and melts
You deserve to be somewhere else
Come on, go ahead, Start a new life!

I remember when I was applying to an internship in a reputed company during the days when I was doing my MBA where the interviewer asked me several questions the answers to which were like alien to me. I sat there absolutely dumbfounded. The interviewer was like "I am not impressed with the interview at all!" Also, he told me after every unanswered question "You should be knowing this", "you should be aware about this". I sat there observing the interviewer panel and trying to answer the questions with stressing my brain with totally random thoughts.

The time came when at the end they asked another question the answer to which not surprisingly I was not aware about either :D. With the end note one of them said "You should know this one." I was not aware about the things they asked but I was aware about the fact that I would be rejected from this company. I had two choices that were occupying my head that time, one was to leave quietly and second, take a chance and say something that came in my mind at that time.

I waited and gave it a thought to the thing I was about to say to them, then I decided to say it rather than keep regretting about it. I would repeat the exact words what I told them at the end of the interview, "I respect your opinions. I should have known all the stuff you are asking and more too, I agree." They sat quietly, listening to me. I continued, "I know I lag in this information, but I would like to ask you all a few questions. Firstly, if I would have known answers to all the questions, don't you think I would be sitting at your place taking interviews?"

They were still listening, thinking what to say. "Also, if you feel that you are not impressed by my interview, I agree but don't you think that I am here for the internship and I would be doing project, impressing you with my work rather than by mere information which I could have known while doing internship as well?" They were totally taken aback (I felt so). I decided to carry on. "If that is the case then I am sorry to say that I applied in your company and wasted both of our time. You can find another candidate who knows everything and is not afraid of being a puppet. Thanks for your consideration and your valuable time."  

I moved out of the interview room without listening to their opinion about it but with my chin up with no regrets at all. The results were due in the evening but who cared? At least I didn't care about it.  Next day I arrived in the class to find people congratulating me on getting the internship. I quickly scanned through the results and found out that they included me in their internship program. That day, I realized that saying what you feel, expressing your true thoughts never goes wasted. I took the extreme step not caring about the consequences resulting in nothing but the positive.

That day I started a new life, with my true feelings and no looking back.

I always appreciate people who move forward, express their true selves, live a life without regrets.

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2 comments:

  1. You did that! That's very courageous of you. I live with regrets and one being - not doing things like you did. One must chin up and face the situation.

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    1. Yes I did that. I got frustrated with his constant remarks :) Life is too short to stay and you should stand and tell that person either by your thoughts or by your actions. :)

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