I never ever liked that thought.
I do not wish to discuss anything regarding religion or the reason why we are here on the internet. We can choose to debate about this until the cow comes home with no answer but I simply do not like the idea that I am not in control. You can call me a control freak but I believe in being the master of myself.
Hi, I am Smith and I was an Engineer.
Some of you might have heard this story one time too many but for most it always comes as a surprise when they hear it for the very 1st time. I hope I doesn't sound like I am stereotyping engineers but this is the sentiment I get every single time when I told people I was an Engineering student back in school.
Given how outgoing and my experience in events and the communication field, many would have jump into conclusion that I was a comm student or at least a "business student" back in the school days. I even got comments such as "you are too fun to be an engineering student". #TrueStory
So What Happened?
Well, back in Secondary School/High School, I used to love programming and I thought the idea of creating something from nothing was like magic and amazing. I had my 1st computer and I was creating some mIRc Scripts, ICQ and Winamp skins and I thought being able to create things like this was really fun. How did the internet just allows upload and download? I have a million and one questions about
I spent 6 months in an engineering company during my internship and I knew it was a mistake. I have no idea what I was doing and I don't even fit into the company culture. I dragged myself to work. I was sad.
I was kinda worried about changing my path because of the time and money I've invested to try to be an engineer. Lucky for me I had the 2 and a half yrs in army to think and make a decision. To add the cherry on top, I have very supportive parents and family that gave me the freedom to choose my own path and be who I want to be.
Of course, I am not advocating that we should keep changing things around us the very 1st moment we meet hardship or anything tough. I might not be a successful businessman (yet) but here's my 3 advice about embracing changes or at least make the best out of it.
I have friends who are forever in between jobs not knowing what to do. And on the other hand, I have seen people who are stuck in the job that they have been complaining about for the longest time but still stuck there. Waiting for opportunity, waiting for bonus, waiting for bad economy to be over and waiting for death. I think the 1st step for all changes is a plan. Set a target, set a timeline, plan everything that needs the motion to go through and sticking to it.
Many good people are too worried about changes. The only constant in life is change. Nothing in this world is constant. Uncertainty can be scary. Take the leap of faith and embrace on changes. Being in the comfort zone might be, well comfortable but the satisfaction of getting what you really wanted in life beats that in folds.
I could have gotten a decent $1.8k starting pay as a diploma holder in an engineering job that requires me to work 5 days a week of 8 hrs a day but I did not. I wanted so much to be in the events/entertainment industry. My pay was $1.3k and I worked round the clock. I worked an average of 12hrs a day and 6.5 days a week. Setting up, tearing down, standing by on event site. It was tough, tiring and I was poor but I was happy because I know I was working towards to what I want.
No matter how sucky the change can be at the start - suck it up because there's a pot of gold waiting for you at the end of the rainbow. I am not saying it is easy, I am not saying that it will always work but I am saying we have to try, start somewhere and do it.
I hate to sound all preachy or teach you how to live your life but at the same time I hope this blog post comes as an encouragement to anyone who is feeling down in life or lost. Life ain't as short as how we perceive it to be but it ain't exactly very long either. We all try our best not to live in regrets. Believe in yourself, take the leap of faith, change your destiny and be truly happy.
If I haven't been the most convincing, here's another story -
Priscilla Shunmugam left her job as a lawyer to find her true calling to be a fashion designer speaking for the beauty of Asia, and she was proud and happy to have taken the step to change her destiny. What about you? What will you say to the ‘old you’? Watch Priscilla’s video here -
P.S. All views spoken belongs to me, video belongs to client/SKII, and your life belongs to you. Have Faith and make the change today.