Aman Bhardwaj

Life has been a great journey
By the time I started to study, my friends and family thought I was crazy. After all, I was a young boy, about to travel to a new place far from everyone and everything I knew. I was ready, though. I wanted a change from the same-old life that I saw everyone living. I wanted a new beginning. Sure, I was a little bit scared, but the experience and new exposure changed me in ways that I never imagined. I learned a lot of lessons about life while I was living in Udhampur, Jammu, Ludhiana, New Delhi, Pune and Chandigarh, and I use those decisions to guide my future choices.
The day I left my comfortable bed
There’s no doubt that Engineering would have been a great life for my experience. I took mathematics while I was in high school and civil engineering in college due to parents pressure, so I was not comfortable with the language. I also knew that if I was in Ludhiana, there’d be more people who are much more experienced, smart and my friends and family would be a lot more changed and accept my new traits.
I decided to set my sights over New Delhi. When I made that decision, I was mostly thinking about being able to gain more and more and make myself at least the one who can stand and speak. In hindsight, though, I can see how that decision really pushed my limits. I went to a New Delhi, where I was not aware of the place at all – where I couldn’t even accept and deal with it! I had no choice but I have to survive. It forced me to talk to other people rather than trying to figure things out on my own. I wouldn’t have had those experiences if I had gone with the safer choice.
A Career Shake-Up Is Possible
A lot of my friends had a fairly straight career path. My best friend from Collage always knew that I want to be an automobile designer. Friends from college went into finance, medicine, Competative. However, I felt kind of stuck. After college, I started working for a well-known corporation. I knew that I’d have no problem working my way up in that world. But was it what I really wanted?
I’m not the only person who’s ever felt stuck in their career path. A lot of people don’t think there’s a way out. However, I now know that I can make a complete turnaround. If there’s a new career path that starts to interest me, I know that I have what it takes to jump in and learn how to do it. There are many more paths that seem open to me now.
Say Yes to every Invitation
In the age of electronics, it would have been easy for me to change without truly living my degree. I could have gone to my job, gotten takeout on the way home, then holed up in my apartment chatting with friends from back home on Facebook and using the Internet to watch all of the TV shows I was missing. However, I didn’t want that kind of life. I really did want to experience what it was like living in a different country.
So I started saying yes to a lot more invitations. When the other friends were going out for dinner and drinks on a Friday night, I went too. Whenever a friend was looking for someone to go with them on a day trip, I was the first to volunteer. I’m not always an outgoing person by nature. In fact, I’m often quite shy when I first meet people. Consistently saying yes to invitations, though, has helped me to develop fantastic friendships. I now carry the philosophy of saying yes to me wherever I go.
My deadlines
I realise that not everyone has the ability to desire and fly as much as they desires for, but it was a great experience for me. Throughout the process, I was able to grow as a person. I now feel more confident in my ability to successfully take on whatever I want.