When I spoke to Rahul (IIM-B batch of 2010), he said he never was keen on doing MBA. MBA was one of the options he had kept in mind but it was not all.
He said, probably what worked for him was the attitude that his teacher (VM) inculcated in him. And this attitude was “MBA is not the end of the road’. It’s just a means to achieve the end. And end is where we (I, in my case) see ourselves some 20/30 years down the line.
He said, he wanted to do MBA only because it was like a Rajdhani train for him, that could have paced up what he wanted to do. But then MBA was not the only way. He said even if he would not have got into IIMB, then also he knew that he would have been working on the path to his ultimate goal.
When I asked him, what his ultimate goal was, he replied ‘action speaks louder then words’. He said, I don’t want to tell it now and later give you a chance to ask ‘What happened to your dream’. He said he rather want to tell it to everyone once he see some light towards the end of tunnel i.e. when he will be about to achieve his goal.
Friends, I called VM sir, immediately, after talking to this chap and was thinking that I have not got enough to right for this X factor. He told me an interesting story of a friend and batch mate of his student, IIMC batch of 2004. That fellow, called Malli first of all did not participate in campus placements at IIMC. Why, because his dream was to conquer 7 mountains of the world on 7 different days of week in 7 different months. And also to make a world record by doing so in less then 6 months. (http://iimcal.blogspot.com/)
After talking to VM sir, I googled about this fellow and found that it was/is indeed true.
I could not get the contacts of this fellow Malli. But then VM sir only told me that this guy attributes his making this world record to IIMC. He says that if IIMC would not have been in his life he would not have been able to do what he did.
My opinion: One should be open to learning’s, whatever comes one’s way. Plus one should have a dream (Whether one is working on it or not, but then one should be able to see the dream daily). And then keep working towards whatever comes your way. Some day, whatever you are doing will automatically get associated with your dream.
So guys all the best. Keep doing what comes your way. Keep enjoying what you are doing. Just remember that success is standing on the path you are on. Just that some has to travel a little to get it and some has to travel a lot to get it. But those who won’t stop traveling, for sure will get it.