A must-read story for Civil Engineers.
Civil Engineers have never had it so good. With the Modi Government's promise of Achche Din Ayenge, the days for you, dear Civil Engineers are definitely going to be 'achche'. Right now, you are probably experiencing a mixed feeling of great relief and happiness, now that you are a Graduate Engineer. You are probably waiting for that day – your big day with visions about a nice job with a good pay and a good role. You are also probably praying to God to make it happen – wearing that lucky shirt of yours or lucky something to ensure that you get a big break in your campus interviews.
Prayers do help. But just praying, never helps.
And that's what Rahul realized when he prayed and prayed and prayed some more to God for a lottery win.
Rahul, who was in financial difficulty, walked into a Ganpati temple and started to pray. ''Listen God,'' Rahul said. ''I know I haven't been perfect but I really need to win the lottery. I don't have a lot of money. Please help me out.'' He left the temple, a week went by, and he hadn't won the lottery, so he walked into a synagogue. ''Come on, God,'' he said. ''I really need this money. My mom needs medical help and I have bills to pay. Please let me win the lottery.'' He left the synagogue, a week went by, and he didn't win the lottery. So, he went to a church and started to pray again. ''You're starting to disappoint me, God,'' he said. ''I've prayed and prayed. If you just let me win the lottery, I'll be a better person. I don't have to win the jackpot, just enough to get me out of debt. I'll give some to charity, even. Just let me win the lottery.'' Rahul thought this did it, so he got up and walked outside.
The clouds opened up and a booming voice said, ''Rahul, for God's sake, buy a lottery ticket.'
Rahul was praying without buying a lottery ticket. Not even God could help him in such a situation. Each one of us thinks that God is our savior and that He will set everything straight – our admissions, our exams, our marks, our frustrations, our future and our life.
We don't realize that God can give us strength, but first, it is we who need to ACT.
Sitting there waiting for results is like waiting for the skies to open up and God gifting you with that dream job – in other words, not possible. Instead, why not just get up and start looking out for good PG options; there are MBAs in Infrastructure too, if you hadn't heard about it.
With a managerial degree in your field, you would earn far more and get a far better job in a far better company than what you would get with just an engineering degree.
Civil Engineers, the days of praying and waiting are over. Most good Infrastructure - MBA colleges will close their admissions in 21 days from now.
You should ACT and NOW!