Saturday, September 17, 2011

Your Life Your Way!

I have been thinking a lot  these days about my career , about education , about money and about success. My mind is filled with confusions but I am not too worried because confusions only occur when you have brain to think , question and decide.I am in the final year of my Engineering Degree which is a reputed course , I agree that the value of engineering as a term has decreased in our country but after my course completion , I will be called an Engineer which is a very reputed thing to be in the global perspective. I am not a mason or a waiter.I am a qualified , 44 subjects passed Engineer.

Once I pass out I have thousands of options available for me.I might not be able to see them right now because my vision is limited. But if I remove my blinds,I will be able to see clearly. I can take up a government job and try and work for organizations like BHEL , ONGC , NTPC , BARC , DRDO , SAIL , GAIL.

If I want to work in private organizations I can go for Siemens, L & T , ABB , GE . This list is  pretty big and opportunities are endless. Its a tough fight but then life was never easy. We have to learn and compete and get what we want. Getting what you want is easier once you are sure of what the hell it is that you want.

One more thing that is important is greed and fear. If you are making your career choices based on these two things , there is a good chance you are making a very big mistake and will repent it later in life.I won't say earning money is easy because Ive no experience in that department but I think it should not be very tough.

Sometimes we are so afraid of money and of being poor or of so called "loosing the race concept" that we sell ourselves too short. And we also forget that we are humans and not rats.

Now focussing on my interests , I basically love these 5 things ,  1. Writing  2. Power Production/Energy Producing Options 3. Internet Marketing 4. Entrepreneurship 5. Robotics.  Clearly its mixture of Tech, Creativity and Business.So I know my drive, trust me it took me a blow and 5 days to remove all pointless thoughts from my mind and jot down these interests which were lost in the piles of pointless data that my mind stores.

A lot of people gave me different kinds of advice.I respect each of them that's the reason why I discussed my problem with them. Some suggested I should take up a masters degree , Mtech or MS or MBA . I think it is a great idea but the cost of execution of this great idea is a bit too much for me to bear. I wish education was for free ,  but wishing this is almost like wanting Lady Gaga to wear normal clothes , "Impossible Dream".

So once I pass out I will try to find  organizations which deal with energy and power production. I will learn whatever is needed to get into these companies and try to give my best shot. Fingers Crossed! This is the best I could think of. If anyone out there feels I should take up Masters Degree please fund me!

If this article inspires you to think about your careers and what is it that you want in your life. If it makes you feel that you should focus on what you want and should not merely accept whatever the world is giving you then I think the purpose of writing this all down will be served. You are a precious jewel , believe in yourself and the world will be yours.



  1. I am in my final year of engineering too and my mind is full of similiar confusions. But after reading this article, I am determined to re-analyse myself. The darkness of confusion and uncertainity is vanishing, making my mind clear and my heart feels new hope.

    thank you for writing such a great article......

    Keep motivating us.

  2. hats off to nikita chayya phadke, the boldest girl i hv ever met in my lyf. with that courage n enthusiasm i m sure dat u'll get more thn wat gd has written 4 u..... m always dere 2 support.
    all d best.
    keep d spirit alivst girl i hv ever met in my lyf. with that courage n enthusiasm i m sure dat u'll get more thn wat gd has written 4 u..... m always dere 2 support.all d best.keep d spirit alive.


  3. {Sometimes we are so afraid of money and of being poor or of so called "loosing the race concept" that we sell ourselves too short. And we also forget that we are humans and not rats.}
    awesome creation......
    Agreed with Best Wishes..
    This is Just a Start, a long way to go...

  4. Nikita,

    Good that you are thinking of about all these things at this early stage and there are a lot of confusions always. I look at you article in two parts.. first "Idea of confusion" and second "What you want to do?"

    To help you a bit firstly, life is all about making choices.. practically there are no right or wrong choices in life.. they are only left or right, so just make a choice and what you are going to do in life will be driven by the choices you make. Second thing is don't mix success with money... I totally agree that money is important in life but let it be a bi-product of your success, not a measure. All the great idea are in the world are not driven by money but to bring a change to the society.. money came surely but as a bi-product.

    To the second part about what you like and what you want to do, I would suggest that you do not look at these areas as different. As total energy of the universe is constant and different energy systems should not be seen in isolation, similarly do not look at art, technology and business as three different ares. To give you a classic example take Steve Job's, in Apple amazing products he has combined art and technology which has given a great business to Apple. Similarly Leonardo da Vinci who was an artist and engineer both. You can find many examples in history like these where multiple ares have contributed towards success of a person where they have added value and brought a change in the society.

    Finally I would like to say make your choices, keep doing things you like and success would come to you. Every skill of your's would complement your other skill. Be patient, have perseverance and keep doing good work, it'll pay off one day.

    I may not be as good writer as you are :-) but I must tell you that we all have to make choices in life to move forward. Hope whatever I have written makes a bit sense.


  5. Good!I enjoyed reading it.

    Dear Nikita, Scope never lies in any branch. Scope lies in the person concerned. And the flow of your ideas in this write up clearly suggests that you are blessed with ideas and their proper expression both.

    Madam! Let the career flow in the direction of your dreams. Just two pieces of advice : First, always keep on writing; and second : Make sure that you are enjoying the journey.