The pain of being rejected, the agony there after and the jitters and comments that follows. Nobody denies being into the abyss at least for once. While some curse their fate and continue to remain there; others strive, make effort, to get out of that black hole. What makes a difference, is the approach you take and the attitude you wear on your face. What Shall you do in such Situation? Here’s what I felt and How did I overcome.
♣ Anecdote ♣
The beginning of 2010 had been rough to me. I wasn’t getting job, my critic were commenting on me & my capabilities. Relatives were beginning to doubt me and my credentials. Companies after companies came and went by. My friends on my side of the boat were thinning. Some who loathed us somehow rejected our chance of getting into some company. I kept mum, tried not to get aggrieved, and kept working on my back up plans. At the end of the season , only six of us were left to be placed. It was a difficult phase for me, my family back home and my close friends.
One fine day few companies lined up for the day. Surprisingly, four of us got into one company and the other two got into another. That was the end of bad times. The feeling after getting into that company, can’t just describe it. If you call this feeling the AHA moment, then this was it for sure.
Karmanye Vadhikaraste, Ma phaleshou kada chana,
Ma Karma Phala Hetur Bhurmatey Sangostva Akarmani —The Gita
“You have a right to perform your prescribed duty, but you are not entitled to the fruits of actions.
Never consider yourself the cause of the results of your activities, and never be attached to not doing your duty.”
Simply put, “Keep on performing your duties without expecting for any reward in return, leading a selfless life“– this it what it is all about.
What’s the learning
How ever bad things are,
- DO NOT panic, just stick to your plans.
- Always keep back up plans ready, you never know when it can come handy
- Learn from the mistakes of yours and others.
- Keep your ears open to critic, don’t respond but act on what they say.
- Do your Karma, don’t worry about result.
- Finally be optimistic and positive, Your attitude matters a lot in the final outcome.