Night had fallen, dinner was done and now was the time to scroll through my phone screen searching out for new posts on Instagram, new likes on Facebook and just casual surfing through the Internet. Suddenly out of the blue a notification popped up on my screen. It was an email with the subject” Congratulations”. I was surprised and a lot more anxious. Most of the time these emails used to be from the Newsletters I have subscribed or any online courses that I might have joined. But this time upon opening this email I was unable to hold myself in my chair. The next thing I was doing was shouting, laughing in joy, calling my best friend and just holding myself together. The email was from my Institute. It was an email to Congratulate me on successfully passing an Interview. Upon passing it I now have been awarded with an opportunity to do the training in that company for the next few months starting from 1st of January.
I was beyond happy upon receiving this email. I was just too much happy and excited for this new thing that had just happened to me. It seemed as if all my efforts were finally reaching somewhere. I was up to something now. This brought me a new part of me. A happy and satisfied me. It felt as if all the success theories were finally making sense. So, it was all new happiness around me. Things were nice now. This time too I got an opportunity to be a part of a special program “Special Interest Group” held every semester at my Institution. It is a two-day program far from the subjective syllabus. It has fun discussions, various stage activities, various other small learning competitions and much more.
The program commenced after a brief Introductory speech by the Head of the Department of Computer Science Department. At the very beginning, the first slide that left us all thinking was a famous quote by the famous CEO of General Electric:
“If the rate of change on the outside exceeds the rate of change on the inside, then the end is near.” – Jack Welch
Suddenly my brain started racing. This quote was the reality that I had to live. I realized that now that I have got this opportunity to receive the training from an industry it is never going to be the same as it used to be. Things are going to change now. People are going to be new. Environment is going to be new. Place is going to be new. There is actually a lot of external changes that are going to happen not only here with me, but with all who were going to be at different places.
Every stage of our life is a window to a new change. This achievement of mine was a window to the new things that are about to happen to me. Every opportunity is a chance to add something to us, to develop something new, to experience something new, to experience the new changes around us. This reminded of my time when I was in my 7th grade in School. I had participated in a Sanskrit role playing competition. I was very confident at the beginning when I had to audition for it. I got it. But as the time of performance came near and near I grew more frightened. I had to wear costumes. I had to present myself in front of people wearing that costume. I had to do something that I had never done before. On the very day of the competition I thought of backing out. I told my parents that I don’t want to perform. But somehow my parents made me do it. I am thankful to me as well as all those who motivated me to do it. Because if I had not experienced that, I might be regretting it now.
Something similar is about to happen now. Though there is an excitement to be a part of this opportunity, still there is a lot more fear and anxiety of how things would work out. Training is an important part of Engineering. I have the chance to do the training and many other like me. But what now? We got it. Does it end here? No!
Now is the Journey to Embark. All our childhood we grew up hearing that change is inevitable and that change is an important part of our life. We all experience new changes in our lives. We sometimes fight against it. But, Change is a part of the reality that we live. Its magical how our whole journey revolves around Change. It’s a change that starts a journey. It is the most beautiful as well as the most brutal truths of our lives. Its upon us to make the final move. We can accept it , move out of our comfort zones and realize our hidden strengths or reject and regret it for the rest of our lives.
Its upon us to make the most of what Change brings to us.