Monday, November 26, 2007

Familiarity?

How far would you go to stay in your comfort zone? I am currently working as a Technical Writer, I got an offer from another company for the same designation. This new conpany is closer to my home than my current one. They're paying me almost twice as much. I went for the interview. After a whooping 4 tests and 2 interviews they told me "we're ready to offer the job to you". I told them I needed a day to think. Today morning I called them back and refused to join! Why? I'm trying to figure that out myself.

Amol Sir once told us dont reject a college before getting selected in it, because then you don't know if they're even going to take you. The words kind of stayed with me. I wrote all the tests with all sincerity. I got selected. Only after my selection I made my decision. Felt good to say no!!

Though I agree that its not only my comfort level with my current office that made me turn down the offer, yet it's a big one! It's strange how one is afaraid to leave the good he has for the unknown. Not only in terms of oppertunities but in terms of people, money, relationships etc. The ONE big reason why one is afaraid to take a risk! In my case its the opposite(as usual)!! I did, actually, take a risk of not venturing into this new job. What held me back? My heart. I didn't feel like venturing into it! There was something in the back of my head telling me that taking it would make me lose something. I don't believe I left a job because my gut feeling did not support me!!

Anyway, I do not regret. I love my job!! Gives me all the time to blog!!! Today I kneel before the Lord in hopeful prayer that He makes me take the right decision & enables all of us to have ears for our hearts!!! Cheers!!

6 comments:

jc said...

run that by me once more... in more simpler words...
why didnt you take it?

Meghna said...

didnt feel lik it..simple!!!

downright crazyyyy!!!!!!!!!! said...

m glad u did dat.u don hv any regrets , & dats wot matters.

lukwhostalking said...

well..this is the one post in which i had to read agn to understand.
if its just Gut feel then its a grt dscn. If its the familiarity of the place ur in then well i wud say that its the fear of the unfamiliar that often holds us back from acheiving greatness. im a big fan of forcing myself out of whatever comfort zones i may have built.
Neway what i wud find very hard to do in ur position is to distinguish between the 2 feelings. Cuz even if it was the familiarity factor i'd probably justify it to myself using evry explanation possible including gut.

Meghna said...

Ishan..nice to recieve a comment frm u aftr a long time..besides i totally undrstnd wat u mean..besides there were quite a few reasons to not take it up one of them was "familiarity". M not justifying any fear buddy i know exactly wat m doing ;)

lukwhostalking said...

im sure u do! its just that since lotsa times the things you blog about are also things i feel strongly about..n given i dont blog much, i use ur blog to "vent" out my feelings too! :-)