Every Indian parent has 3 dreams for their kids.
1. Child should be well settled ( good business or job)
2. Own house.
3. SANSKARI life partner
Our parents are very much protective about us. They want to make sure their child is not facing any trouble. They protect us from all evil. The bad part of this is we never learn to step out of our comfort zone till very late. One fine day when we are out there in world, we are vulnerable.
Only way out is unsettling.
Unsettling is basically getting out if your routine. Your comfort zone. Following your instincts and guts. Its about jumping off the cliff with a belief. A faith in your own self. I have done it by myself.
Kid you not the feeling is amazing. I have been constantly unsettling in my life, right from childhood.
I came to Goa when I was 10. That was the first unsettling. It took time to get used to this environment. New place , new people. When I saw there was no way back, decided to march ahead. I was great at languages. Could have gone for Art’s stream. It was suggested that I do it. But I decided to go for science, math being a weak point. Then it was my fate that decided to unsettle me. I flunked in boards of class 12. Devastated I was.
One year down the line I enrolled myself in college for bachelors degree in computer applications. Yeah I was weak at complicated math and I wanted to be computer guy. This time I thought let’s settle down with this. But then it was November 2010 when I saw an ad on TV. It was regarding a college fest by channel V happening at Goa. I took chance. Threw myself to it. For the first time I step my foot in events. Yes , UNSETTLING it was. I was more interested on events now and less in computer applications cause the events appealed me. Planning, marketing, production, execution gave me high. It was kind of ego booster that I could do anything I wanted to.
May 5, 2012. On this vary day, I entered hospitality industry. I joined my uncle’s chain of hotels as THE reservation manager. It was nothing like computer apps and events. It was kind of combination of both but completely different. I unsettled one more time. I succeeded there as well. Only reason was that I never lost faith in myself. I look my leap of faith and jumped into it.
In 2013 , I thought to give a try at entrepreneurship. I started my own book renting company. I always worked with my dad in his clothing business but, this was my OWN venture. It was unsettling of its kind. I was out there in market on my won this time. I was also preparing for my MBA by side. I got interview call from a reputed institute. But this time fate wanted to unsettle me. My sponsor backed out. There I was. My book company shut. I was back to my earlier work place. This time as business development manager instead of reservations. But in two months I felt I could do this very easily. There was no growth factor left anymore. So I called it quilts.
Today I m working at a 4 star company as asst. Reservation Manager and it’s nothing like my earlier work place. There are rules, work timing, corporate culture which I’m new at. I could continue what I was doing. I could continue working as reservation cum business development manager but I’d never grow as I attained highest possible ranking. More importantly we also need to grow as person who we are. I have always had faith in me and to my good luck my family has faith in me.
I will always unsettle and take leaps of faith. You too do it. Its amazing.