It was an ordinary day when I was about to leave for my engineering college. I was in third year and the routine had caught on with me. Little did I know that, that day would be a turning point in my life.
Rewinding to a day before, I strolled through the usual hustle and traffic and reached my college. There in bold letters was a notice put up “Application of Participating in ELECRAMA- BE only”. This was a bit depressing as I could not participate and it would be my last chance to do so. (ELECRAMA comes every consecutive year).
I was not going to give up on my chance and I had a chat with my H.O.D. Mr. Pagay. He said that there was no point in trying for it as only B.E. students are capable of pulling of a national level project. That did put me in a state to doubt my intelligence. And as all engineers I started cursing the system.
The day went by and I made my way back home still thinking that I will not be able to enter the competition the one thing I really wanted to do in my engineering days. Worst of all a comment made by one of the professors was hurting me… “You lack the IQ to enter the competition”. The rest of the day passed by with my family with little or no interaction.
As the next day dawned and just as I was about to leave my home and take the routine, my dad stopped me and said the words which to this date drive me
That simple a sentence moved me to such an extent that I along with a few fellow mates made our way to the national podium and displayed our project proudly representing my college. It was a great triumph for me not because I proved to my seniors that I can beat them but to myself, that I can do what I want to, what I need to.
Whenever I have a challenge to face and my competitors look tough I reiterate these words to myself