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LATEST NEWS OPINION AND BLOGGER RAVI SPEAKS-KNOW IT ALL.

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Ravi Speaks-My Ten Postulates During Transformation In bachelorhood.


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THIS ARTICLE OF MINE PUBLISHED IN "THE TIMES OF INDIA" ON 06.10.2021 IS BEING REPRODUCED HERE AGAIN.

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Brief/Abstract: -

This story is the amalgamation of three different transformations taking place simultaneously within myself- at a new place of work. Where I remained there for nine long years as a bachelor selling medicines. The first one deals with my professional segment; the second one deals with the social segment attached to me as a bachelor and finally, the third most powerful transformation which changed my overall personality is the change coming from within. In the first phase, I started realizing my attainment of maturity levels. The second phase-I started having a ‘phase of uncertainty associated with me and finally, after long nine years, I started realizing the attainment of ‘professional excellence’ in my profession of Sales & Marketing. Through this truthful article, I have tried to summarise these major changes into ten very crucial postulates. Young yearning people aspiring to make ‘sales and marketing their bright career can get valuable inferences from these postulates. These are exclusively my true inner inferences expressed. 

  My Ten Postulates During Transformation In bachelorhood.

Self-Transformation While Crossing The Hurdle.

It was on 8th March 1982 when I joined the field at Ludhiana-Punjab as the Medical Representative. I remained there at Ludhiana for almost nine years and during these nine years, I was just a bachelor. Those nine years were the most happening years for me, and I consider that period to be the most precious period of my life. So many things happened to me during those years and each happening left a very deep memory in my mind. I was just twenty-one when I came there and was 30 years old when I left that place. But yes -I was a fresher and an innocent person at 21 but I underwent so many changes with me and my career that I came out as the mature, cool, and professionally efficient man. There have been various impacts upon my psyche due to my profession, restarting my higher education, and above all meet some of my new friends who put an indelible impact on me to take the corrective course for my life ahead. This I could realize only after so many years.

Here let me try to analyze to what extent the major changes took place in my tenure of these 9 years while being a bachelor in Ludhiana. Looking to the all-alone period of bachelorhood -I surely have undergone many good as well as not-so-good changes into my personality. I simply call it to be a Transformational phase. Here are the ten major postulates which I have extracted out of my experience and hardship during these nine years majorly: -

1. Transformation is a journey without a destination.

Transformation is a journey without a destination.
This analysis may even be deeper if the introspective approach is applied. Yes, it is a different form of intellect, it is another level of deep self-awareness and self-understanding. Introspection would need mostly a form of lucidity, which is not the same as intelligence. Thus, the lucid approach would be to do the self-examination, analysis, looking at my personality and actions, and considering my motivations. As if I am meditating and trying to understand my feelings. Time spent alone in thought can be positive—a rich environment for personal growth and creativity, but it can also be dangerous when we are negatively turned against ourselves. Introspection can be a process of healthy self-reflection, examination, and exploration, which is good for your well-being and your brain.

2. Get eligible and pass the test of-Personal growth and Creativity

 

                                                   Get eligible and pass the test of-Personal growth and Creativity.

I was just a twenty-one-year-old fresher from the university and having no experience of worldly ways to a greater extent, trying to adapt to the new setup in the new atmosphere. I think I did well in picking up the various aspects of life’s responsibilities and carried them out to the fullest of my expectations.

3. It is the enlightenment that reflects your maturity.

 

It is the enlightenment that reflects your maturity.

It may sound to be philosophical, but the reality is to adapt oneself to the changing set-ups and get your grooving firm in that atmosphere also -you need to be knowing certain basics which you would apply. I mean the maturity started pouring into me with the advancement of time there at Ludhiana and I too started making my circles around, may it be on social fronts or even on the professional fronts. This is but natural that anyone for that matter -when put to a new atmosphere-he will naturally try to adapt himself there and in the process becomes an integral part of that new system. So finally, my point here is to prove that my maturity levels, got nurtured well. First transformational signal to me for my lucid approach.

4. Uncertainty is the order of the day.

                                                                            Uncertainty is the order of the day.

The second important transformational phase- I term as "the phase of Uncertainty". It was during my initial tenure in Ludhiana when the Khalistan Movement was at its peak. There used to be encounters of Police with Terrorists of Khalistan-Liberation-Front on daily basis. As a result, there used to be a good number of casualties happening. I remember one day when I had to go to Khanna by bus, I was forced to change my program as I came to know that one bus going to Khanna was stopped at “Payal” -a place in between Ludhiana and Khanna, and twelve Hindus especially were told to get down. After they came to the ground-these terrorists fired at them and killed all the twelve at the point-blank distance. So, uncertainty had become the order of the day those days. During that time, I have at least got down from the bus three times while on my way to interior workings. I remember one day, I got on the bus from the backside and saw one young Sardar-Ji with a heavy bag in his hand boarding the same bus from the front. After seeing him and his actions I realized that the same man was looking around with suspicious looks. I started thinking that the same man might be the terrorist and immediately even after taking the bus ticket I left the bus there and then. Whenever I used to talk about this episode-people would laugh at me, but the fact is that there was no other intelligent step or alternative but to leave the bus. Such happenings had changed the thinking of the people at that time and safety and security those days were not at all there. Anyways, this uncertainty phase also passed off with time, and the Khalistan movement got crushed in between after the Blue Star Operation.

5. Professional-Maturity too has the hierarchy.

 

Professional-Maturity too has the hierarchy 

6. Connect the aberration & prove the professional Efficiency


Connect the aberration & prove professional Efficiency.

 

The other major Transformational signal came to say after quite a few years of my lonely stay there. It was the realization of my attaining professional efficiency to some extent. Initially, it was in an infancy stage-where I was simply applying myself to the established rules of the game, and slowly after saying around three to four years, I started experiencing a confident level brewing into my psyche for handling my professional aspects more easily and productively. One thing I realized here-which was a great lesson to myself-it was that had there been no rigorous hard work going into my daily professional duties-may be the confidence levels of which I am talking, might not have come to me by that time. So, the inference is that till a man doesn’t put in hard labor and repeatedly apply it-he cannot get this important transformational phase. Why I call it that is because one gets not only confidence but even becomes fearless since he starts realizing his potential as a professional and further aims for perfection attainment.

7. One Often finds his destiny which is unknown to him.

 

One Often finds his destiny which is unknown to him.                                                                                            

Yet another important transformational signal came when I had already spent six years there and by that time realized that the journey was not that smooth. There were many hurdles in between which even at times posed the questions about whether to continue in the profession or not. Uncertainty, which was always an integral constituent-started posing various questions to me.

I realized that I should do something more than what I was doing at that time and under the positive influence of my friend took admission to the evening college of Management. Started my studies again after a gap of almost six years. Finally, I completed the Post Graduate Course of Marketing and Sales Management and at the same time carried on very well with my profession. Here the focus from me for the Management studies was such that at the end of the session-I was declared the topper and got the Gold Medal for my ‘Sales & Marketing management course. This transformational phase I rate to be of a high order. After this, my thinking changed drastically, and the word uncertainty also got a backseat in my psyche.

8. The Journey of High Honour lies not in smooth ways.

 


The Journey of High Honour lies not in smooth ways.

The above famous lines of Philip Sydney are really ‘life touching’. I too am fully influenced by the meaning of these lines since they fall practically on track with my way of ‘life-journey too. I had many ups and downs too but carried on smoothly with one realization that I had to do my duty come what may. With time, I realized that I was more confident and had a high level of conviction with whatever work I used to do.

9. The price of "greatness"//"freedom" is responsibility.

 

The price of "greatness"//"freedom" is responsibility.

 

After this, the major transformational aspect during my stay at Ludhiana came when my marriage took place in October-1989. I was at Ludhiana and my wife was serving at Jammu. Now, this was the phase where I was living a forced bachelor’s life at Ludhiana and waiting for the transfer for which I had applied. During this time the bigger transformation was the extension of the responsibility levels being added on the shoulders and by being far away from the family, it had started increasing my apprehensive behavior. My frequency to visit my hometown also increased during this phase and my efforts for getting transferred also increased. Luckily in the next year after the marriage, I got transferred to Delhi in October-1990. So exactly after one year, this apprehensive phase got obliterated.                       

10. Until you take responsibility someone else runs your life.

 

Until you take your responsibility someone else runs your life.

Being responsible for your own life means knowing that you are in full control of your destiny through your own decisions. This means having a clear idea of ​​what you want in life, a plan for how to achieve it, and consciously making decisions that bring you closer to fulfilling your wishes. If one is not caring for himself then naturally the other third-person would try to dominate and influence you. Hence be always yourself in all matters.

Later, during my three more decades, many such transformational phases have come but I shall restrict my experience to Ludhiana’s nine years’ tenure only in this special article. You will fully agree that everyone passes through such transformational phases, but the fact is that everyone would not like to elucidate these personal things and discuss them in the open. My feeling here is altogether a different one-we must discuss these openly and that would surely add to your behavioral explanation and consolidate your conviction about what you have attained during these phases of transformation.

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