I believe challenges for every individual appear in different forms and leaves varied impressions on a person. A millennial in the 21st century, only trying to keep up with others in the same boat, which is one huge boat considering the population of our country is definitely not as easy job. I myself have been one of those people who have tried to run the ‘race’ and, in the process, have failed.
Being a bright student all my life, academics was not something that really intimidated me. I pursued the chartered accountancy course and completed the first two levels along with articleship smoothly but the final level proved to be extremely strenuous and for the first time in my life I had failed. There are a number of options for people, when faced with their own worries and challenges, either keep trying, wallow in self pity or get up and try and change your destiny. Hard work in everything, goes without a doubt and hence I decided to focus all my energy into getting into business school, a field I was always passionate about. The decision was challenging and risky considering the time crunch and the advantage that people had who were preparing months in advance. But that did not weaken my focus. Of course, the fear of failure loomed around me but by trusting myself and not letting my self-confidence shatter I gave it my all.