Tuesday, March 21, 2006

The Odyssey begins...

Summer of 1997.
"So, what are your plans after BE?" I asked my senior Sid.
"I will head for higher studies...GATE, perhaps."
"Wow. Isnt that supposed to be difficult?"
"Was CET difficult?"
An uncertain shake of the head.
"Is BE difficult?"
Again an uncertain shake of the head.
"It is just the thought that puts you off. Once you start, leaving behind the apprehensions, and cross the threshold, you will be in a different world altogether. All that is needed is to enter the door and the rest will be history."
I always remembered this conversation. Whenever I wanted to push myself to do something new and apprehensive, I remembered Sid's advice.
I never pushed myself hard for higher studies, but I sure crossed the threshold of creating my own blog after months of speculation....

6 comments:

Mithun said...

Nice start. And as the saying goes, "well begun is half done"

Ash said...

As Mithun says...... "Nice start. And as the saying goes, "well begun is half done"" :)

Swati said...

As Ash says....."As Mithun says...... "Nice start. And as the saying goes, "well begun is half done"" :) "

shady said...

Welcome aboard :)

vikas said...

great blog!
btw, is sid, the lanky siddharth who used to come in our bus? the guy who joined IISc?

Praveen Mayakar said...

well... as most say...i would rather say...The first courageous step forward is like half battle won.