Follow your dream….

I had in an earlier article” Stay positive….You are born to excel not to ‘just fit in’….had expressed my views about the stress the students go through while facing interviews in the campus. The placement procedures have more or less got over and some of the students (including my boy) have been selected by well-known companies for a job they were desirous of joining. 

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A majority of the students are still looking around for internship/ job and are ready to join anywhere they get an offer from. Is that the right way of going around and picking up a job where a young student is ready to say yes to anything on offer? Or should they wait and try a bit more till they get a job they were looking for? 

One doesn’t have to look far to find the reasons for this hurry on part of young students to land up a job. The main problem lies with the education system and the environment prevalent in our homes / society. Our minds are fed from a very young age that the answer to all the problems of life lie in a job. Our education system is actually structured to prepare the students to aim for jobs only. Majority just end up joining a job, some follow the foot steps of their elders and join the family business and very few actually aim to do something on their own, to chart their own path. 

Is our education system encouraging or killing creativity/ innovation????

Most students aim to grab the first job on offer for two main reasons. First reason is the satisfaction of the ego; selection for a job gives that feeling that I am good, better than the most. Most of those who do not land up with a job get into the cycle of self- criticism (I am not good enough) or experience pressure /criticism from the family (You are not good enough). This feeling forces a youth to pick up whatever is on offer, irrespective of whether he likes it or not. The second reason for being in a hurry of picking up a job is the sense of security (generally financial) that it provides. 

Most of us see job as the only security for leading a comfortable life. An assured salary and a fixed routine are what we seek. But at the end of the day how many people are actually satisfied with the jobs they are in? 

Satisfaction flows from love/ liking for what you are doing. It may not be entirely dependent on the monetary gains one makes. What good is the money if the mind is never at rest or happy? There will be struggles and risks involved when one tries to follow and independent path, but then risks alone provide breakthroughs. 

Love for an activity is the biggest source of inspiration for excelling….Foll

ow your heart….

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One can follow a mid or mixed path to follow / achieve the dreams. Pick up a job for financial security and put in extra effort, beyond the working hours, for following the dream. Yes, the time for rest/ entertainment will get restricted but then, once the dream is fulfilled (even partially achieved) the satisfaction achieved will more than make up for all the hardships one has been through.

38 thoughts on “Follow your dream….

  1. Nice post! Good point about people rushing to get that job for security as a way to avoid the criticism from the self and others. I think fear plays a big factor in seeking the job solely for security and comfortability. Hopefully this can shift the reader’s perspective!

  2. Hi Krish!
    Your post has hit close to home! I remember when I was a student and had to face job interviews. My stress levels were high and not because I wanted the job but because I felt intimidated by my friends and family. I wanted them to think good of me and therefore, I felt like I had to get whatever job was available just to please them! It’s defiantly not easy to be a student.

  3. Yeah!! Follow your dream, really enjoy reading ypur posting here. Thanks for this lovely post, am sure this sharing gonna benefit many of us. Lovely!! cheers, siennylovesdrawing

  4. Job vs Dreams/passion. Very difficult to take that decision at the age of 20/21. A sense of independence and earning takes priority at that moment I guess. It’s only later on when you get into the grind of things that this feelings comes of whether one was right at that particular time. In any case we all have find our own path / balance as one progresses in this field of Living a Life. Nice article ….must read for all.

  5. Sorry for the error….a child has 7 to 8 years after graduation to find / decide his purpose in life…give him the time…let him make his decisions ..life is all about hit n trial..
    God bless you

  6. I must say Krish very well written. I remember my dad once said, “If you work because you just want pay your bills you will get tired of your job soon, but if you follow your dreams and build your career you will never get tired no matter how hard you work”.

  7. Thanks Krish, beautiful text about following your dream. There are many people that have worked in various jobs they don’t like to be able to pursue their dream later. I think patience and hard work with passion does a lot!

  8. i am very relatable to the part where you indicated that family putting pressure. I have a big background where Relations have constantly criticised us but we had a strong determination to be where we are now and happily living

  9. I agree with all the points. These days the young generation is always under pressure, I am a full-time teacher so I know it well. But one thing I tell my students is to focus on what they are good at. Their interest matters a lot. Your article would be useful for the youths.

  10. Nice post. it hit close to home. Thanks for sharing such beautifully worded article. Keep it up.

  11. Valuable post !!
    It’s sooo true
    Expressed well
    Liked it
    ” Don’t give up on your dream, it just requires extra effort & self belief to achieve “”💙💙💙💙
    Keep sharing

  12. I enjoyed reading this post. Very inspiring. Believe in goodness and work hard to achieve your dreams.

  13. This was a lovely read !

    a small correction … Follow YOUR dream… 🙂 you missed the R

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