Saturday, January 9, 2010

What are my Goals in Life???

Hey, Where do you see yourself 5 years from now? What are you aiming for in life? What are your goals in life?
We have all heard these questions; this and many variations of these are one of the staple questions in any interview, a Date, when you meet some one new.

Somehow in the last couple of weeks I have been asked one of these questions a couple of times, and every time I never really had a convincing answer to give, The answer didn't even sound right to me, I wonder how it felt to the person who heard it.

When we were kids grown ups always asked us, "Beta, What do you want to be when you grew up?" and we would give some silly answers from Actor to Doctor to an Engineer (even when we didn't know what an engineer did), and these grown up just smiled, gave some advice or cracked some joke.

Now if someone asks you this question, what can you say? I am already an engineer, i.e. I got my B.E degree, but to tell the truth I don't feel I have any more knowledge in me that a 12th pass kid.

Seriously I don't know where I want to be after 5 years. In a good position perhaps, earning good to enjoy life, giving orders rather than taking them and most of all I want to be doing something that I enjoy doing. But what is that position? what is that job? how do I reach there? I have no answers to that question.

I feel as if I am a ship, flowing with the water currents, running with the engine on Low power, If the water currents are flowing right, I turn right to go with the current, IF I see something on the portside, I turn my rudder to the left still with the engine on low power, If I really want to go there I might push it to medium power, but never really to full power, IF I see the current is too strong, I give up.

The thing is I really don't know where I want to go, so how do you expect me to push to full power to some destination I really don't know if I want to go there.

Someone please help me, how do I answer this question the next time I am asked, and not come our looking like a fool?

Comments are really welcome, If someone is reading this please comment and give me some advice (hey I am asking for a advice, here’s your chance, take it). Please post a comment


Betty said...

Just bcos ppl ask u a whole lot of questions, doesnt mean u need to answer them all to their content...Looks like ur currently on the discovery path, so embrace the adventure n be truthful abt it..a good no: of ppl might scorn you but be proud tht u r being honest..Dont worry abt society Sav, keep at day soon u'll find urself comfortably relaxing where u wanted to reach...Good luck!

salankegourav said...

Just say, "Nice question! Next Question Please". (Even if you are on a date :P )

Jokes apart. In life you never can't taking orders as such. So lets get to the position where at least in the ratio of giving upon taking, the denominator is greater.

In the post you explained about driving a Ship so nicely. Why don't you try become a ship Captain or if not a writer.

About answering the questions you can seriously think of saying "Nice question! Next Question please" :D

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