Defying Gravity

Have you done or experienced anything of significance that did not emanate from a courageous decision? Pretty sure the chances are no!

If you look back over the changes you’ve gone through over the last few years, the starting point would be a courageous decision. I’ll share two of my experiences that took a lot of courage!

I started my professional career with a startup. After 7 fantastic years, it took a lot of discernment to accept an offer to move on to another challenge. I was very apprehensive about moving from a startup to a much larger organisation. After careful consideration, I decided to move on and it was indeed a good move for me! There have been plenty of challenges and difficulties that constantly come my way. But through it all, I’ve grown tremendously and truly enjoyed my time here.

Within a year, I was offered an opportunity to move to Chennai. The role was very exciting, however it would mean Ana, my wife, would have to stop her music school. Again we were in a dilemma. One thing led to another, we found a lovely flat on rent, Ana got a job with an IB school and soon we packed our bags and drove down to Chennai. Looking back, the time we spent in Chennai helped us grow immensely. It is probably the best year of our married life so far. And we made amazing friends along the way.

Through both these big decisions, one thing that helped me is the faith and strong belief that things will work out for the best. And also the faith of all others in me. There is a lot of fear, uncertainty, pressure. But if you’ve done your homework, weighed the pros and cons, if you know exactly what you want, then it’s time to listen to your heart, trust your instincts and leap. And I’m sure you won’t be disappointed!

I’ll leave you with Beau Dermott singing Defying Gravity. Apart from a powerful vocal performance, the words of the song touch me a lot every time I hear it 😊

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