Vision to Success
This story is about vision. For an Engineering student in India, the biggest dream is to get into one of the 7 IITs (Indian Institutes of Technology). The doors to the IITs are aptly named GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering). I worked hard for a year to crack GATE. I was just into my pre-final year, too early to even imagine getting into IITs.
Minutes before the results were to be announced online (10 am on 15th March 2011), something suddenly struck me, and amidst a running lecture I took out a sheet of paper and started writing 99% all over it. It took me four minutes to do it. For the next six minutes I stared into it, focusing really hard on the sheet of paper. I ran to the computer lab to check the results and I saw I got an AIR (All India Rank) of 502 out of 136027 students that appeared in my branch. I did the math and got to know it to be 99.6%. I was shocked, surprised and satisfied at the same time. Undoubtedly the best moment in my life. Trust yourself and you’ll never ever lose your target.
Love life and trust yourself.