Saturday, August 15, 2009

Goal of life.

"All successful people have a goal. No one can get anywhere unless he knows where he wants to go and what he wants to be or do."

To be true I hadn’t set any goal in my life till last week, I am kind of flowing with the wind and don’t know where I am going. I am working in one of the biggest IT companies of the world but I am one of some thing like a hundred and fifty thousand. I don’t know where I will be after 10 years, I have plans but they are not concrete, my mind doesn’t remain stable on one thing, one day I want to do something and the very next day I am doing something else.

I will say that I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth but it is not like that I have a family business for which my dad worked hard throughout his life and I will just get fruits of good will created by him. I have to do something to secure my future, my Dad has always been there whenever I needed something but what are the chances that I can be like him to my son. These lines are exactly what my dad told to me that he being a son of a farmer became a civil services officer, what I have accomplished if I have become an engineer being an officer’s son.

A few weeks back my dad asked me “munna where do you want to be in five years?” I said want to be at home doing nothing. He enquired what my plan is. I said no plans for now but if some how I get 10 million bucks I will be in Jammu for sure. He said “ok if I was to give to such a hefty sum right now what you will do?” I said I will deposit that in a bank and will live my life on interest I will receive from that sum. Anyone else would have given up then and there but since it’s my Dad he said “ok if its so, but what about social life. You will be having no colleagues and all your friends would be busy in their lives, they won’t have time on their hands like you.” I hesitated a bit; dad had asked me a tough one. But as you all know, I am an expert arguer, I replied “ek kiryana store khol lunga subah se shaam tak customers aayenge and I won’t get bored.” My Mom and Dad started laughing I don’t know for what? May be they thought I was witty or they thought I am stupid. But that really was my goal at that moment.

Then once again a few days after that, I visited a senior of mine and he asked me the same question, “Where do you see yourself in five years?” Being conscious of the response I got about my kiryana store plan I replied I want to set up an engineering college. He said where will you set it up? I said we have huge amount of land in my ancestral village at a distance of 16 km from Jammu. I felt that I have tactfully ended this discussion but it was not to be. What really followed was a volley of tough questions, like you know how much money is required, how much time it will take to get the accreditation, and how much time it will take to get the classes started. I have made a fool of myself in front of him. But it was one of the goals I wanted to achieve at that time.

Last week at office just as I completed my work, my team mate in project asked the dreaded question, “Mukul what are your plans for the future?” Thinking inside my heart that he must be asking for the three holidays we are having I replied nothing much will watch some movies and hang out with friends. But as luck would have it he was asking about the long term future, so I have to set another goal within a few moments so that I can answer his query. But I knew I have to get out of this very quickly so this time around instead of telling him where I would be in 5 years I decided to tell him what I want to be at the end of my life. I said “Well I would like to be known as some one who was always ready to help, was jovial, and above all loved his mom.” And yeah I succeeded. No more questions were asked from his side. He was kind of dumbstruck due to reply I gave.

But still the question remains what is my goal? I would say I want to a civil services officer and that’s going to be my goal till I achieve it. I am going to work hard to achieve it. I hope I will achieve it.

PS: But about not being corrupt I can’t give you a word. I think I will be corrupt ;).


swati said...

ha ha ha!!!!!!!!!! i laughed my heart out after reading d post, mr.arguer.....
kiryana store was a mindblowing tym on a serious note,1 shd alwazz hv a goal set in his mind wich shd b stable n more 2 work 2wards it.....n m sure u'll achieve wat u've thot 2 b!!!!

Confused_Soul said...

@ swati : thanks for the comments.

@ rahil : well it cant be same, my father is a civil services officer and yours is a businessman. u dnt have to work hard enough to earn, as u say u can earn in one day what i earn in a month.(remember the chat where u were bragging about how u can earn).but the thing is what if u have to start from scrap...wat will u be then?

Confused_Soul said...

yeah you did that, i have that in my inbox.....and dont think i forget

Confused_Soul said...

and about grass being greener boy...its not ur hard work its ur dad's hard work that made you say that u can earn that much in one day

Sukriti said...

Good job done that you have finally set a goal for yourself. Its easy to do that but to achieve it you really need to work hard. And i hope you are ready to put in all the hard work it requires.
And with hard work and luck working on your side i am sure you will achieve it.

Confused_Soul said...

well these deleted posts were posted by rahil.

this is what he wrote:

1.Rahil : had exactly the same conversation with my dad a week ago :p

this setting goal thing is really easy but followin it is really tough. havent able to do so, till so far !!

Hope i do it near future..

August 16, 2009 2:00 AM

2.Rahil : i did had that conversation..well not xactly..!

And yeah i know how tough it can be without any support, and worst part is grass always seems greener on the other side..

August 16, 2009 2:30 AM

3.Rahil : I am talking abt the conversation with my dad...!! Not the conversation u are referring :)

August 16, 2009 2:34 AM

Confused_Soul said...

@ sukriti : yep i no that sis.and i promise you that i will work hard to achieve this one for sure.

Akshat Vaid said...

I know about the being corrupt thing.. after all as per will be earning notoriousness somewhere down the line.....So kuch to tu karega hi aisa......:)

Shilpa Garg said...

Having a goal gives you a purpose for living and working hard to achieve that goal...
Wishing you all the very best in achieving your goal! :)
An interesting expression you have!!
Keep blogging!!

Confused_Soul said...

@ shilpa : Thanks for wishes and comments :).