It is alright to listing to your elders and let them guide you, but the final decision should be one made by you. Don’t choose a career just because xyz suggested it as the best option for you. Choose a career that would paint a smile on your face and leave you feeling content at the end of the day.
Chetan Bhagat for instance worked as an investment banker in Hong Kong for 11 years before shifting to Mumbai to pursue his passion for writing. He is best known for his novels: Five Point Someone, One Night @ the Call Center and
The 3 Mistakes of My Life. His books have gone on to become hot selling cakes and an inspiration to many Bollywood movies. Though a little late but he finally decided to follow his dream and not let populist opinion define his career.
The dominant view which exists among the populace is that one has to chose and plan one’s career path from the very beginning to enjoy success and fame in the chosen field of work. However, there are some who defied the common notion of choosing a stringent career path and instead switched to something that fell into their ambit of interest.
Authors such as Chetan Bhagat, Amish Tripathy, Ashwin Sanghi, Ravinder Singh, Rashmi Bansal and Durjoy Datta are among the few MBA graduates who chose to sail their boat in a direction which lead them to the island of their interest rather than row towards an island already crowded by many.
The most obvious career options/ choices that these MBA graduates had fell in the various areas of business such as accounting, finance, marketing, human resources and operations management. However, they chose to follow their passion for weaving words into stories that would go on to inspire and cause awe in their readers.
Parents, teachers, nosy neighbors are always ready with their handy tips for choosing a lucrative career option which would help them climb the mountain of success and fame. It is not these people, but you, who would have to climb the mountain. So it should be you choosing which one to climb.