Rule: Think Differently!
Naran S. Balakumar to Suja
Read the case history below to understand the advantage of thinking differently.
Traffic Jam – Case History
Govind was driving back home. He was stuck in a typical traffic jam of Bangalore.
Instead of getting frustrated and complaining about the situation as we always tend to do, he decided to do something different.
He started counting the no of cars around him. Within five minutes the traffic jam cleared.
There was a green signal in the next four traffic signals, which was quite unusual.
He reached home within next ten minutes. Normally, it will take him thirty to forty-five minutes.
Bad Feelings Drains Energy
You have not received a job offer yet, in spite of having completed your post-graduation as a rank holder nine months ago. I know that you have done your diploma in Business Management too. Congratulations!
You have mentioned that you are feeling frustrated, dejected, getting angry, as well as blaming god and others for your situation. Given the situation this is the normal reaction we can expect from anyone.
What did you learn in your Management course? One has to think differently to find a solution. Therefore, think differently.
Find out whether your thoughts and feelings are energizing you or they are draining you.
These feelings will not only keep you in the same state of not getting a job, but will make your life stagnate too.
Utilize the Lean Period
You have to utilize this dark period. Accept that this period is necessary for you.
May be the learning is not yet over for you. Academically it may be over. But, learning has to be continued. Learn something new in this period.
You need not pay for a course. You can pick up lot of stuff from Internet. Learn something more about subjects that are allied to your specialisation.
Enjoy the interviews that come your way. You will learn what you don’t know. Fill up those gaps.
Learn to listen as well.
Posted on May 8, 2009, in Rule Your Mind and tagged Bad Feelings, Balakumar, Continuous, Drain, Energy, Gain, Good Feelings, Interviews, Lean Period, Learning, Naran, Rule Your Mind, Think Differently, Traffic Jam, Unemployment. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.