Career: A most important word we have been trained on all our lives, whatever we have done with the support of our parents, siblings, teachers, schools, is just to make a good career and live a stable career (that actually never becomes stable).
Hello everyone, My name is SOURABH GOYAL, I was born and brought up in a traditional Baniya business family (I thank god every day for that). We are big size traditional family, and being one of the youngest 4 in 16 cousins I got a chance to observe life closely without any hassle of family responsibilities (perks of being blessed with 2 elder siblings). I saw my cousins growing up to higher grades, then college, and they set out to the business world (joined family business) to take over parents responsibilities as a part of the tradition, although our parents never stopped us if we chose to do something different. But, the family business is the only thing me and my cousins could see as a way of earning there living as they never set themselves out to interact with the sea of opportunities available only 35 km from our home (I am talking about DELHI)
So, handling the family business, getting married, and fighting with day to day expenses, they forgot to catch up with the fast-moving world and i was too small to make them understand. From my side, this was the first example of how one can spend life (I had no one else to look up to at that time). By the ,way I could never bought into the idea of this kind of life.
Being passionate about automobile designing I chose to take admission in mechanical engineering and just after my college ended up in 2011 in started with a job. I loved to create new designs and mechanical processes of manufacturing made me happy initially. I started visiting our clients and met almost all the senior corporate people and observed them closely, I had in front of me another example of how you can spend your life. THE CORPORATE LIFE
Plastic smiles, Fake relationships, Race to impress boss to get promotions, Doing a lot of hard work to show someone else down and look superior, Inflated Ego of being pass outs from premium colleges (if those degrees carry any value, why your linked status always say Looking for opportunity, someone else is controlling your life ). I felt like If i stay in this environment i will build no character, no integrity, no courage, no responsibility, no respect, no guts and so, no GLORY. If, people respect you just because of your premium institute degree, tag of a MNC on your forehead, and your designation, WHO ARE YOU ???
Try to make a call to one of your vendors and don’t tell them which company you are from, just take your name and say i want this thing to be done and you will get the answer of WHO ARE YOU??
THE BEST OF LIVING (not spending) LIFE :
Accept the fact that whatever we are doing in our day to day life is just for the sake earning money, IF your answer is NO, i want to ask you WILL YOU KEEP GOING TO YOUR JOB OR SHOP if you are not getting paid.
LIVING A LIFE has got nothing to do with your job, business, and whatever profession you are into.
That means higher degrees, great certifications, winning in the competition with your colleagues, the race for going on the top of the corporate ladder is not adding any value to live a happy life. Yes, i just said the concept of happy life, check with yourself ARE YOU REALLY HAPPY EVEN IF YOU ARE AT THE PEAK OF YOUR CAREER??? (please be honest with yourself, i know its tough)
PS: i am not against taking education from premium colleges or doing a job in an MNC.
Career is one thing that get money at home, that means CAREER is just one small part of life and we end up spending almost 70% of our lifetime building our career, we keep aside friends, family, relatives, social life, spiritual life, and we have accepted this of life as our final fate. I REJECTED TO SPEND LIFE LIKE THIS WHEN I WAS 22.
TODAY I am 27 years old and I am happily unmarried too 😛 , I am an entrepreneur, trainer and motivator building my happy life, the togetherness of family, friends, business associates, kids at home fulfills my life with amazing happiness and I feel blessed and grateful to receive this wisdom at an early age. In simple words the day you will be having controls of your life in your own hands you will get to know what is happiness 🙂
I LIVE, I LOVE, I LAUGH … This is the way of life I have to develop for myself.
Written by: Sourabh Goyal