Regardless of what walks of life one currently is in one would have always thought that god did test him at some point of time, but have you ever pondered about what exactly is his tool of testing ? If its the real test of character then its only the PATIENCE of the person that is tested. Regardless of what walks of life a person is in if you ask him about what truly tested you to the core , all that he would say it was his patience if he really sat down and gave a thought about it. Life hasn’t been kind to all people especially for the past few months ( if you have been really careful noticing things its the past year or so).Firstly it was the sub-prime issue in the US which triggered a chain reaction which unfolded in various forms and affected each and every person in every kind of proportion right from last year be in the inflation to the salary. The period of time when we thought that the issue at hand was getting resolved we saw quiet a lotta banks going into bankruptcy which led to panicking in the various global stock exchanges and which in turn affected each and every guy regardless of whether he was a street hawker or was a CEO of a company. Freshers out of colleges were the worst affected people, and everyone handled them as some emotionally detached being on earth. Right when it was thought that the situation is creeping back to normalcy yet another issue crept in the form of Maytas|satyam merger fiasco which directly affected the job market in general and the Indian IT industry in particular. Although every single guy on any particular crappy news channel suggests that measures are taken so as to bring back the confidence of the clients back to normalcy and despites these measures there is always the backbiting issue of companies picking the others clients.
A freshers, who is unlikely to be called a fresher after having patiently waited for 7 long months for the situations to improve and having a strong faith in the company that recruited him finds himself in trouble again and again.It wasn’t an issue until now cause there was collectively a huge number of people who were waiting to be called in, but right when the crowd seems to disperse with time the real panicking starts to kick in and often the troubled minds start to rekindle their very thought of having a career in IT and think of other options like the I.E.S, Sevices sector et. all, especially when one has an unsupportive family at home and one really has personal problems of his own. Families which totally depended on a guy’s income to feed them really gets desperate and even a guy with a stubborn thought about having a prolific career in IT would rethink of his decision to wait for things to get normal. Now especially when few of the companies have started calling in people, the left few people really get to bogged down that they start doing weird things, it really becomes hard to control such a mind in such a troubled situation to have a peaceful life at home.Its just during this troubled time should one have faith in patience. I’d like to quote..
“Only those who have the patience to do simple things perfectly will acquire the skill to do difficult things easily.”
-Johann Friedrich von Schiller-
I personally think this situation is much more than a mere test its about faith in ones abilities and his skills and test of his mental strength.
“Its not how good one behaved when there was a herd following him that matters its just how one reacts to a situation in private that determines how good a character one is made of.”
Being part of such a herd which collectively went through the trouble and watching them get dispersed, and few of them coming back add wounds never really helps, but one really has to understand that there would always be people who are sadists and one should look at the positive side of things and make it a point to prove to the world that one can prove the point regardless of the situation one is forced into. Its truly the test of time and patience and one really has to be totally focused on what exactly is his/ her priority and get never bogged down at the situations that people around you throw at you, its how well you handle such situations makes you get stronger mentally. I’d say..
“Patience is the need of the hour and perseverance to your goals would make you happier down the lane”
All that i could remember inspirational right now is a song from Colonial Cousin’s song “Krishna Nee Bega Baro“.
Time is the healer ..
Time moves on..
Time don’t wait for anyone
You tell you’ll be back
But that will take some time
I’m waiting… ahh……
I’m waiting… Waiting…
And i’d like to end this post on a quote from a progenitor of the theory of “positive thinking”, cause I know how one feels to have gone through such a crappy situation.
If you want to get somewhere you have to know where you want to go and how to get there. Then never, never, never give up. – Norman Vincent Peale –
P.S : I think i’m bit too philosophical at this time, should have really refrained from posting here, which seems to be a good source of entertainment for at least some of the people, I shouldn’t inflict the thought of sorrow into them but i feel that i should share this so that at least select few would be motivated and stick to what they really wanted.