It boiled up the blood of mine when my trembling hands clicked the IIM CAT website to get what's in for me this year. Has karma taken its toll? Have my dreams shattered this year?
Clueless to me seemed the very hope of getting something good, If not even great!
20xx, the year I graduated, It all started from the very next moment that I was in deep knowhow of what I want from my future and where I do see myself down the narrow lane of time.
So I was really clueless of my future, I knew I had substantial talent and potential but it was not channelised.
What popped up in hue and cry was an MBA which was always a flocking response to a better future. And there I decided to go with the crowd when my heart was all burnt with the rejections which I had so far faced in government jobs.
CP became the new hub point for me for the next 8 months. Wrecked building with uncountable aspirants and innumerable hopes floating in the stale air of fragmentation and competition.
Quant, LR-DI and VARC became the three meals to digest while mocks became the dessert which I could not take in.
The Screen showed a 96.xx, which was very decent enough to bag but I was pretty much unaware of the rationale GEM. Amidst the wave of celebration, the reality of despair struck.
The result became meaningless when I received no calls. Withered with dissatisfaction I realised the disparity of being vulnerable to MBA as it considers all your past karmas of academics. Also within my head, It struck me the crowd which I was going to be a part of... Ultra cream
Shall I Quit?
NO!- said I
Already into my job now, I was not content of myself and still it hitched me up and daunted every day.
Every day a new RC, every day a new chapter, every day a new LR problem, The anxiety remained constant. But I decided not to break in and will definitely make it since I was doing the right thing- Being very selfish about the future.
Parties on Saturdays, excursion on Sundays were the sacrifices I had made in the last 2 years and my karma will decide this time to overcome every hurdle.
Came next year, an ode to the sleepless nights, innumerable notions were broken and I cleared IIFT with golden percentile. CAT was still very decent. I received multiple calls even from Top old IIMs.
But does the rat race end here...NO
It begins here the journey to the WAT-PI rounds and then the big learning curve of 2 years.
Corporate to college is what I was not trained of though. :)
So I broke the barrier since he decided not to Quit
This story has a lot of chapters in it but I am still unaware of ending as this "I" in every person and hence decided to write.
Just never Quit!!
All the best!!