I had to start looking for full day (and sometimes night) employment in order to support my family. I engaged with all the responsibilities and duties of making a living as well as supporting and helping my siblings with their studies, the chances of attaining my degree and thus developing a fine career shrunk for me. My decision of a dual tracked routine of serving employment as well as pursuing education received discouraging remarks from my friends and family, making the scenario even worst.
The problems and tribulations were quite sufficient to get me off track and lead to self-centered conduct, which would not have been looked at with praise or pride. But I made sure that whatever happens, I will not terminate my studies and will not let anything tarnish my intellect. Things were not as easy going as they were before, and the thought of saying farewell to my studies was just so repellent.
It was rather an extremely laborious and demanding path. But since leaving unfinished business is something I never approve of, I resumed my studies as soon as I could by exploiting the opportunity of completing my degree course through a part time evening program. Although it took me an extra time period of two years to attain this degree, but it landed me as a junior pharmacist in Ranbaxy, which would not have been a possibility otherwise. ...
I can recall my early childhood days when my father would get irritated by my habit of insist and nearly adamant nature. I would cling to a particular conception and would demand explanations and clarifications until a satisfactory response was given. And as I grew, this habit continued so as to become a part of my nature. Persistence and perseverance became personality traits and contributed to the strength of my will power. It is this strength of mind to do things in their right time and ways that has always assisted me accomplish all that I have intended to.
Most of the times, things in life seem to be impossible to do and aims unrealistic to achieve, but if I make up my mind of doing something, I always live up to my commitments. The perseverance and persistence in one's nature mechanically leads to good time management and systematized efforts.
This particular personality trait does not only come to help in such businesses or projects of life. This actually leads the life in the way one wants to lead it. The will to live itself generates such power and energy in oneself that nothing remains to be an obstacle. Perseverance is basically more than just a quality or trait; it is rather a temperament. I have experienced that as long as I keep faith in myself and stay determined, my efforts instinctively get directed in the right course.
It is not a hidden fact that in India and other countries with similar culture, the head of families, an eldest brother in my case, are expected to support all the other family members and do anything and everything that falls under their responsibilities or even beyond. And the list of such responsibilities is endless. For instance, I am supposed to feed and drape them, meet