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It is ain’t a great start but something to think of (or in some cases making this as a routine job until you get a real one).
Well it is been 4 months from the day I have quit my actual job and in pursuit of searching a new one…
this kind of time is a snail phase and it does not move faster and it fells like a stage in the life where time stands still…
… probably it is trying to say that ”you are not doing good”. The current situation/s of yours can bring you all sorts of thoughts (not a good kind, of-course) and can put in a difficult position where the life starts to smell like garbage and the recovery can turn in to an imaginary. Self motivational power, confidence, happiness (even in/with small things) will fade away like they never existed.
A physiological behavior of a person becomes a threat to all the people surrounding you and yourself.
Now you can see that the purpose of the existence has a very lower value of all, and one day this can wipe your existence completely…
(I am sure this is not a note from a man who is considering the “wiping” part… but from a man who can turn such circumstances into a valuable resources which can teach you the lesson from time to time and it will provide you the strength to fight back and take control of your life and be someone who can be important (in many different ways) to the society, one day.)
The steps I have taken is very small (for now), but at least for me it is start… (it has to begin somewhere)
1. Supporting yourself, Financially
At this part, the good thing is, I am not spender, not at all. Other than basic needs (food and shelter) my sufficient share of money is saved. Once you know your final list of investments and the final share left, you can deposit is a bank for long term plan and the monthly interest paid from it gives you the fuel for your daily transactions and needs. This really takes of the overhead burden on self and it makes you total independent and you can avoid begging money from others with complete embarrassment and shame. It is kind of little pride where even in hard time you are capable of supporting.
2. Regular Activity and Daily Life
Once the core problem (#1) is taken care of then the life does not smells like garbage (but still… it stinks to some level). At this time, you have to be very very careful with limited and proper planned expenses where it should not increase the limit for your monthly income. This system tightens your desire process to flow in a way with complete control and to think and rethink and then calculate to the future months and then make an investment (only if it is an exigency or very important)
3. Work, Progress and Reclaim
What such persons really do they have in hand? (with unlimited supply)
The answer is “TIME”. (this is another important part)
Time spent understanding your gaps and weaknesses with respect to your work is must. As you do this… it is also important to know your strength where you best fit, your capabilities, your existing knowledge which helps in building and restoring your lost confidence and this is the manifest for seeing the things clearly.
Here you can plan to arrange to go to the classes (by joining some good institute so you can learn the subject and you can also socialize with the people around there which totally puts you back in the life, in a good way). This will be really a good start.
Now there are so many free software (development tools) are available to download and install, you can choose from wide category and install them and use them for improvising you skills (time spent well on this matter really count later, most of the people I came across do not follow this not because they can’t.. they want to but they don’t…)
Online materials (like blogs, free books, community services, sites) helps you to gain more knowledge on the subject, also you can interact with the experts via posts/comments, which really motivates you to pursue with your current work with more interest.
My personal favorite, in your free time (irony), if you wish to work as a lab assistant, please go ahead… you have no idea how good it feels to help others with the knowledge you carry. Remember Knowledge sharing is Knowledge gaining.
These are the few ideas to adapt and feel better even if you are not working (and not that you have to be unemployed to do this). I am sure you will find few more ways to make the correct possible investment with the time you have.
At last, life is not fair at all, but it is our whole responsibility to make ourselves happy and put ourselves back in to the driver seat and drive toward your new destiny.
Fuel up, people… success or failure is not a matter, at least give it a try… and at the end you at least tried.
GOD BLESS and LET GOD GIVE YOU STRENGTH.
Until 2007, I can say at least I was happy for what I was doing (i.e. programming the windows application and building 2nd tier interface binaries) and focusing completely on that without indulging one’s thought with tempting financial force. Well such designed path does not stick permanently with the weak mind and the design had to be changed, 2007 – where I changed my company for growth (including financial matters) and expecting to move in to the brighter side. Within one week of my joining where the situation made me to change my complete orientation which I had and to make a choice that was going to decide my future in that company.
Seeing and analyzing the available options, I was finally designated as “SQL Developer” (carrying the responsibility of development to deployment of all DB object from DEV environment to PROD environment as junior DBA). Working like for two weeks and I start to realize.. “well this also cool, all these years I gained knowledge on front-end, now I am experiencing the true power of the back-end, and in a year or two I will be having sufficient knowledge where I can accept the real-time critical challenges….”.
As they say its free world and you are welcomed to think and dream what ever you want… but nobody guarantees that the dream will succeed.
Over the years working in the SQL side in that company and it seemed to slowly fade out and the dreams of becoming an expert on the DB laid low due to the nature of the work task and complete deviation from my primary objects.
After 5 years, when I look back in to my career how I started, I saw…
1. I failed by not being determined and consistent with the programming skills (windows programming)
2, I also failed with same level of impact by working on the back-end
Two successful career failure back to back is really difficult to digest and I don’t have any working time machine where I can go back and correct it.
So Whats Next?
It was time to take the risk by not focusing on those financial forces and take the control of your primary objects OR get Institutionalized…. So I decided to quit the job (on various factors)
Now, I am spending most of the time on learning and taking over from where I have left, hoping to see this time my dream becomes reality.
It is a great risk to make such decision at this time and on such economic growth and is one of the reason for me to take a leap of faith with minimal support .
(Good, that I am still single, otherwise sacrifice your dreams so you can take care of your family, socially which is good, but intellectually it’s ain’t worth… at least not for me.)
It’s just a matter of time where my weaker side becomes stronger….
This has opened a whole new line of options and it is all in my hand now, on how I am going to mold my life and take control of it.
Life has just restarted. !!!
Sometimes the possibility of not being good is more and one must put more efforts to make it otherwise. All your life the time spent is very difficult to say if its worth or not and no matter what you chose the mind always choose the other one and at the end you start to wonder what just went wrong and you realize that possibility of not being good was more.
Hi, I am Raghu, and I have no idea what I have just said….