Conversation 032: Don’t Lose Hope!

Seeker 2: Hi. How are you doing?

Seeker 1: Actually, I am very much frustrated with my job and life. Sometimes I even think why I am living L

Seeker 2: This happens to everyone at some point in their life!

Seeker 1: Everything in this world looks a formality and relationships are so cold and dry…Have you ever faced these situations?

Seeker 2: Oh Yes! I had to make a risky decision at one point in my career due to family circumstances…and…It has been a pain since then…a vicious cycle after that. I had end up quitting a company that I had established myself well for close to 5 years…got into two consecutive organisations with toxic environment (Lessons learnt: Conversation 023: Dealing with Toxic People ) after that…lost my job (got laid off by voluntary means)…unable to settle after that…and now working as a contractor intermittently since then for more than 3.5 years.

Seeker 2: So I guess my story is not as bad as yours…

Seeker 2: So better plan your exit ASAP because you are young, very talented and hardworking…

Seeker 1: I am taking interview calls but not getting any positive response from anywhere 😦

Seeker 2: it will happen surely…please be patient and not lose hope…continue trying…rather than think about the current situation. It will only make you more tensed and feel hopeless.

Seeker 1: The most negative thing is this only, I lose hope very easily…

Seeker 1: “continue trying…rather than think about this and get more tensed”. No, not at all! I am just too exhausted about current situation.

Seeker 2: Yes…that’s what I meant…getting fed up…means you will think more about it…

Seeker 1: Yes!

Seeker 2: Please put more of your effort more by preparing technically in the area where you are trying for a new job. I know you will clear and get very soon!

Seeker 1: How can you be so sure!!? When I am not sure for anything??

Seeker 2: It’s only a matter of time. It’s because I know something about you. I know you don’t belong to your current place. I have seen the rest of laid back people lying there all over the place…I don’t care about them…when I try to spend time talking to someone I know they are worth that…

Seeker 2: I believe if I’m not able to give some relief to whom I talk I am not worth it…I would rather keep my mouth shut!

Seeker 1: In that case, I would say I don’t go with words only…it don’t satisfy me in any way…I want things to get implemented at my end. I believe on that only!

Seeker 2: That’s a great attitude…that means you will keep trying harder and harder to get what you aspire!

Seeker 1: Yes. I mean that people giving me motivation does not fascinates me much. I am not pointing anything to you… J

Seeker 2: Don’t think I am giving you motivation…I am just saying my observations about you…but this is the real truth.

Seeker 1: “I am just saying my observations about you”. Thanks!

Seeker 2: And about your nature…I think I have the capability to judge that…just that…because my own son is going to be 16 in another week 🙂

Seeker 2: I don’t say it to everyone I speak…because I hardly speak 🙂

Seeker 1: “I don’t say it to everyone I speak”. Yes, I can sense that!

Seeker 1: Bestow your blessings on me so that my situation would become better…

Seeker 2: It’s always there since the day I met you first time…

Seeker 1: Ohhh 🙂

Seeker 2: This is not a motivating statement 🙂

Seeker 1: Yes 🙂

Seeker 2: I can say that 75% people of the people in any IT company these days would be less than half my age…and most them would not have been born before I started my first job 🙂 and more than 90% of them in that list would not be having a proper attitude…and the rest 10% won’t stay would stay in the their first organisation for no more than 2 years…this is my assessment on the basis of my experience…but I think these statistics are my motivation for you…for achieving something higher…

Seeker 1: It’s okay…no problem…

Seeker 2: 🙂 because truths are always horrible…

Seeker 1: I see you have close to 18.5 years’ experience! It’s far too much beyond my comprehension…

Seeker 2: It’s actually 22 yrs. + 8 months if you check in LinkedIn…

Seeker 1: Ohhh! That’s great!

Seeker 2: It’s useless! I would have settled with just 8 or 9 years… J

Seeker 1: Why so??

Seeker 2: If you settle in a job in a good company at my age and not laid off it is better than having so many years of experience! Otherwise, it is useless because no one prefers experience in our industry these days…

Seeker 2: But you will see 15 companies listed there in my profile… and also all the educational qualifications. Most of them discontinued is mentioned there.

Seeker 2: Please check and you will find it really funny 🙂

Seeker 1: Yes, I will. But what is so funny in that?

Seeker 2: You will see and you will know…

Seeker 2: I also mentioned in one of my blog post about that… “A person with 5 discontinued degrees… Must be a Guinea’s record… Sorry Guinness record 😆😆😆”. It’s there in Conversation 020 – Quantum Physics and our Vedas. So I guess again that my story is not as bad as yours 🙂 I believe it is analogous to Maharaja Parikshit’s curse (the emperor of the world from the lineage of Pandavas – the grandson of the great Arjuna) to die in 7 days due to a snakebird’s bite so that one should not be involved too much in worldly affairs!

Seeker 1: Yes, I understand. I am hardly in the intermediary stage now. I surely have “Miles to go before I sleep!” I now understand the reality of the situation and I will strive my best, be positive, keep trying, and trying till I end in the life of my dreams. Thank you for this motivation. (No pun intended! 🙂 )

Author: Rajini

"Knowledge is the ultimate perfection of self-realization.". (Srimad Bhagavatham 3.26.2) Trying to seek that knowledge through life experiences that leads to compassion, dispassion and ultimately satisfaction.

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