It has been a long time since I last wrote anything here. Took a break from the usual to sort things out, to pan out all the possible options available and select the one which would compliment me in the future. Haaa!! (exhales)
Tough times lie ahead of me… Lot of expectations and commitments. If I think of lying down for a moment and just relax for the time being, I can’t. Maybe because I have put myself in such a situation where there is no “free time” for me. I’d like to mention this fact that I am not blogging because I have to or so and so person told me that it’ll help me improve my enligsh and/or with my articulation, but because I want to. Why I want to? The reason is pretty simple, I want to keep a log of things, what I do in my day’s time? what am I thinking at this moment? my thoughts during the day? and my thouhgts for the future? how do I plan to transit them into reality? All this will help me be organised with my activities as well as with my thoughts and I can always look back and track my progress accordingly. Beside all these aspects I also need to be updated with what’s going on around the world, what’s new in news? This platform provides me with these or any one of the numerous other advantages that come with blogging. With this knowledge at my disposal I can afford to write my opinions on matters which are important to me or to the society as whole because only when I have the intricate knowledge will I be able to express it.
There are both short term and long term goals. Of course the short term ones have to be in sync with the long term (I hope mine are). So my first priority is to get a job as soon as possible. Not having one would be catastrophic to my chances of getting into a good b-school. For that my current knowledge is not upto the mark and so I need to evolve myself to better fit the present day requirements of the company. Hence, learning Java has become my proirity and not only core java but advanced java as well because frankly, without the advanced course there is but little value for (only) java programmers.
CMC institute is where I have decided to go and learn this stuff. Well it wasn’t entirely my decision to take, my father has had a large and important role in these past few months. He has been the one solid pillar in my life who has supported me throughout my career, irrespective of how many risky or stupid decisions I have made in the past. He has tried his best to guide me in the right direction and I’m very grateful for this.
Anyways, I don’t want people to get the wrong idea about me learning java just to get a job, but it has to do largely with the fact that I’m in love with the coding, be it script language or programming, this is the most logical thing I’ve read and analysed in my life and I can go on and on and speak volumes about my love for coding but the post has to be my state-of-mind oriented and so I’ll restrict myself to this much only.
Me learning computer languages will most definitely play a pivotal role in shaping my future and thus realising my long term goal of having my own business or businesses (fingers crossed). Next up what needs to be done is to get a job into a company that would compliment my skill set and enhance then with time to help me understand better how things work, what all needs to be done and how it needs to be done.
Simultaneously, that is along with my java classes at CMC, I have TIME classes too at weekends, to prepare me for all the aptitude tests such as CAT (most important), XAT (my goal), IIFT (love it), SNAP (have something to prove), NMAT (will be the first time) and finally GMAT (I think they only take people with work ex amounting upto at least 2-3 years). Round about 90 percentile I got the last time I sat for CAT which is well below what I had expected initially. Did it demotivate me? Probably yes, for a short period of time. But then I thought, those are just numbers, they may present the fact but not the reason behind it or the possiblity in the future. This coupled with some wonderful advice from my near and dear ones prompted me to just go for it, all out, no holds barred. In this space I’d also like to mention one important day in my life, 31st May. It’s importance is not relevent from the current perspective but in future this day might just be the day when I got the new me and realization just dawned upon me from the heavens above (it is still my brain). The events of the day worth discussing but some other day, some other time.
So I have listed out what I’m gonna do, more likely an overview. Time to fill in the details of it. First up is the CMC part of my short term goals. Core java would take 5-6 weeks of training, i.e. 1-1.5 months approx, which I think is reasonable enough for such an important concept. For advanced java course they said it’ll be of around 2-2.5 months in which they would cover numerous other topics as well post which I’ll be a “force to reckon with *evil laugh* “. At least that is how I picture myself. Timings of it would in most certainity be 12:30 pm and the class would be of 1.5 hours.
Apart for this (as if this wasn’t good enough), I wish to learn how to make android/ios apps. From the past few years, this has been an important phase in any developers life to basically design an app for practically anything there is that could be moved to a digital media. Kids as small as 9-10 years old are developing apps. Other people of my age and equally unskilled as me would be ashamed of this fact or probably would deny such a thing happening. But life is not some disneyland where you stop have a wonderful time, it’s moving, revolving, continously changing and with a change comes opportunities. Opportunities are meant to be taken, grasped rather, with both hands, not for revenge and certainly not for proving anyone anything. They are meant for you to evolve into a better human being, a better person. Going astray from talking about computer stuff to philosophy, pardon me.
Well what else needs to be done? Ah, yes! then there is the MBA part of my life and the preparation that needs to be done. I have joined the pitampura branch of TIME. How is it different from the CP branch? Well for starters, relatively few people come to that center, I suppose. This may be due to that fact that
(1) There are other institutes in close vicinity, much closer than they are in CP.
(2) There are specialised institutes such as Narayna and FITJEE for entrance exams pertaining to science students and most of the crowd in this area is relatively younger.
But the number of students is actually not that relevent to me as my preparation would take place either in classroom or the library and in the time between, with the respective teachers. Time management is crucial at this stage because I have to juggle between CMC, job and TIME such that there is minimal or no upsetting.
There are 3 parts in which I broadly classify these aptitude tests, they are:
For quant and LR, there is no substitute to practice. Practice and practice as long as I can and with minimum time expended per question. Mark those questions whose answer I wasn’t able to get in the first attempt, look for their answer and finally attempt without looking at the answer. Continue this for as long as I haven’t mastered the technique and the keep up the hardwork. I’m not exceptionally talented and this is a fact, no denying it, but I don’t mind working hard for something that I’m passionate about. It drives me, it motivates me beyond my capabilities, both physical (not feeling the exursion) and mental (perseverance).
For VA, of course practice is a must and can’t be exempted but apart from that, newspaper reading (the editorial column), blogging/blog reading, magazine (Chronicles) is a big help in preparation both from the english point of view as well as the GK point of view. Now, GK is not a part of CAT or NMAT, but apart from these two, all the other major exams have it (I probably forgot to mention IRMA, which is good and has a lot of scope). So keeping up with GK is also an integral part of preparation. Obviously, nobody can undermine the value of books/novels as I believe these are the tools that shape a human’s character, that can influence the thought process and can certainly remodel a person into one having a better understanding of things for an altogether different perspective. I have with me the list of books and plan to read them one by one along with my other unread books *giggles*.
Phew!! So much has been said, it is time to bring this plan into action. As Liam Neeson in the movie A-Team said it, “I love it when a plan comes together.”
Wish me luck (who am I talking to?).