Dilemma of a curious mind: To change or not to change!
The stage called ‘life’, in an act of change.
We all have a past. A past of chances not taken, mistakes not made and lessons not learned. But how well does it serve us? Is the comfort of security in the established norms, acceptable jobs and cosy couches good enough to feed the craving of our curious minds for that ‘little life’?
In a hope to discover that balance for myself, of need and wishes, I took my chance and joined back the young talents a little late, at the starting line in a new land. I left an in-progress past choice to enter a fresh new race, just to align it more than to only my career — to my interests. Everyday with an intent to make it ‘thrive’ and not just ‘work’, I prepare myself to give my best. But the ‘best’ of us always has a scope, to learn and evolve. This interestingly generates a constant ‘fun’ loop, of success and failures, between learning the new, accomplishing the tasks and redeeming my decision of shifting the career path; and as an entrant, keeping up my head and motivation high through the challenges and competition of the real world. Some evenings are demotivated than others, and some delighted with small achievements, but all offering a showground to self-work and advance. Though a roller coaster ride, I am in control of it and my heart is smart enough to encourage my self-doubting silly but nerdy mind.
And, I am happy. I am happy to change, even when the uncertainty crawls up and the only visible path is perseverance, sometimes with a little more effort than before and against the ideas of others, of making a risky move to leave a settled ‘life’ behind. My curious mind never settles, not for something less than zealous.
- Ankur Vats