As my journey today takes another turn into a mysterious path ahead, I recall the day I came here. That day my aims were different, were different in all perspectives. It was not because I was ignorant “3 and half” years back but was not strong enough to accept who I am. I was weak emotionally and being in a protective family and sometimes even over protective, I have not seen criticism and being among the top half of the class I was totally unaware about how the other half thinks. To be there is totally different (I get it now). Being shy yet good at making friends are two of the few good things I have inherited quite superbly from my parents but how to be “choosy” hasn’t been my cup of tea hence it has been a learning curve that has challenged me quite often especially in a past year or so.
I also recall the day I went for “Quark 2010” inductions (on gut feeling that it would be fun) but didn’t know it would have such a huge influence on my career options. Being it be the electives I signed for or the classes I bunked, the decision was always inspired by it. Though I would never miss those bunked classes but will miss “Biju Sir” for sure as his work ethics drove me to success at Quark 2012.
I always want to be around good people with ambition and down-to-earth personality not to just to hang out but to listen to them, and to see them behave and few of them which I would proudly be calling friends today has helped me learn. Also I never believed so much in mentorship as I do strongly think now that successful man needs a strong/successful mentor during/at every turn and you have to be patient to achieve higher goals. To conclude I strongly believe that my time at BITS was not about scoring grades, or failures or few successes but a reminder of “what impact I want to be” which I lost when I decided to go along with the rat race a few years back.
Keep going, climbing up the mountain and one day you will be huge
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream – C.S. Lewis