College is drawing to close. It has been a crazy four years of engineering education. Undoubtedly, in the four years of college life I have had my share of joy, excitement, heartbreaks and frustration. That is what makes it memorable. All that drawing to a close now, most of my friends and batch mates are placed in prestigious companies and organizations. Everyone is looking forward to a bright future for themselves. At this point, my mind has shifted into “thought” mode. One of those modes within me, where philosophy and sentiments combine to an epiphany.
The campus is just finishing off with the recruitment season where companies where competing with each other to get the best minds of our college campus. Most of the companies that recruited them are a great places to work, free sodas, good compensation, great health plan, and reasonably good job security.
For the past few weeks, I have been spending quite a lot of time with my close friends who have all been placed and discussing with them about their future plans. It is surprising how many of them want to run their own companies but are still settling for the apparent job security their recruiters offer.
This brought me to a point where I began to reflect, would people’s biggest regret have more to do with what you didn’t do versus what you did do? I would not know your exact answer but I can assure you that people have the biggest regrets when they have not done something. It is always a better thing to give it a shot and see the outcome rather than sitting back and wondering “what if“.
The biggest reason why people refrain from doing what they want is “fear”, they fear about a lot of things. To this, I would like to add a dialog that was presented in the Television series, Scrubs – “I’ve been thinking a lot lately about taking chances. And how it is really all about overcoming your fears. Because the truth is, every time you take a big risk in your life, no matter how it ends up, you are always glad you took it.”
There is a lot of wisdom in the above sentences, regret is usually a personal choice. A person can either choose to regret nothing in his life or do something with his life so that he regrets nothing. The worst case is where you don’t have the spunk to do anything that you have felt like and moreover, regret about.
This brings me back to you – “Would you want a life with regrets or something better?”
In the end I would like to conclude with this very thought-provoking quote:
Take chances… a lot of them. Because honestly, no matter where you end up- and with who, it always ends up just the way it should be. Your mistakes make you who you are… you learn and grow with each choice you make. Everything is worth it. say how you feel- always . Be you, and be okay with it. It doesn’t matter what any other person thinks.
I hope you found the post a very thought-provoking piece and something that leaves you wondering about what you really want to do! Let me know what you think below.