Confidence according to dictionary is “a feeling or belief that you can do something well or succeed something.”
While flying from Paris to Houston I have been thinking about a question someone asked me via a message on facebook “how to become like me”. This post might be just an answer to that fellow or just an impression of my inner-conscience and past.
I have a nickname from my undergrad in India – “kanoon mantri” which means law minister in Indian languages :D
The questions that arise to my mind are, how I am what makes me today? After thinking for some while, many incidents are flying through my eyes and ears. One of them is when I was at the age of 3, my mother tells me during my LKG admission entrance exam (lower kinder garden) in school I was so confident that I went running to give the exam though I was not well prepared. I don’t remember anything about that incident, but I can make a clear perception of what my thinking & personality might be then :)
Other things that makes me believe to bring confidence a part of my life: the small yet important things that my father used to tell me when I was mere 9 or 10 years old. Some of them were going to telephone exchange and tell the officers to repair the telephone line; but when the junior employees did not deal my grievance properly, I on my own got to know what General Managers and Appellate Authorities were supposed to do in an organization. That was when I learnt what “customer satisfaction” and grievance cells practically meant even though I had no idea about those terms theoretically at that age.
Another incident that I can recall was a mass plantation drive that I conducted while I was a sophomore (3rd year). It was a fresh new yet an exciting experience to meet government officials who deal with district forestry experience. My mentor and my very good friend, Navdeep Asija just guided me over the phone in which office to go and what steps to follow. In reality it was a cumbersome process (its almost same in every government office of India as of now), but that day made me learn enough things to build up something in my personality. Between these two incidents have been endless activities. At a glance the big ones were an incident at Delhi International Airport, A manned railway crossing unattended at time of running train & a road accident.
Latest incident that was a success is result of my past experiences. It was regarding shifting of a pole in front of my home that was about to be installed where my parents are planning to install a new gate so more cars could be parked inside our home. The entire process was accomplished in 2 days which included meeting senior most officers of PSPCL, some phone calls and physical presence as well :)
In a nutshell, I can conclude that more and exposure to the society and administrational stuff brings a lot change and proper utilization of human energy which can definitely result a proper contribution towards society in future of any person.
I am not yet a parent or even a spouse but I have a strong recommendation for the young parents that must accompany their wards to workplaces, any new business venture or might be a conference that might be completely out of your ward’s interest; but believe me your child will surely learn something that will stamp in his mind. Till this age I have learnt that traveling, adventure and exposure is the biggest natural teacher to any person.
Dear friend, I hope this thing might have answered some of your questions. Let the cause of your life be noble, don’t expect any success or fame but start and keep working on something that you think certainly needs a change. Good luck!