After my 12th standard, I wanted to join a visual communication course.
My mum refused.
After my first year of college, I wanted to quit and become a film director.
My dad refused.
After my engineering, I wanted to code and work for an IT firm.
My family refused.
Whilst doing my MBA, I wanted to work as a sales team lead.
After becoming an Instructional Designer, I wanted to become a Learning and Development team lead.
After I started up, I wanted to be 'self-employed'.
Now, I run a company where I lead a team of super awesome designers - I speak their language.
I lead a team of visual artists, filmmakers - I speak their language.
I lead a team of coders - I speak their language.
I lead a team of course developers and content writers and instructional designers - I speak their language.
I finally realized that I had to pass through these phases, not to make me agitated, but to make me prepared for the greater good.
I finally understood what Steve Jobs meant when he said, "You cannot connect the dots looking forward, you can only connect them looking backwards."
Do you have a similar experience? I'd love to know 👇