Describe a conversation you had in the past, which is very important to you.
You should say:
- how long you wanted to buy it
- why you wanted to buy it
- whom you had it with
and explain why you consider it to be an important conversation you had.
I like to consider myself as a smart and confident person, and as such, I have always maintained that I don’t really need to consult or discuss anything with other people. And then, I had this important conversation one day with my elder uncle who basically hinted that I was probably a bit too smart and confident for my own good! Here is how the story goes:
About a couple of years ago, I started to believe that I could do some kind of lucrative business even after doing a full-time job. Of course, I had my reasons to think like that since I saw that one of my university friends was doing just that. In fact, he wasn’t only having his full-time job and a part-time business, but also becoming a successful entrepreneur within a rather short period of time. So, I got all set and ready to start my part-time business of making bread and cakes after having a little conversation with my parents.
But, then came the dreaded summon from my elder uncle who I always tried to avoid because of his straight and practical talks. Anyway, I reluctantly agreed to discuss the matter with my uncle, and after learning everything about my plan and ambition, he told me in a very fatherly and loving tone that I should never put our both legs on two boats because that would make us lose our balance sooner or later. He also told me that being successful in business required a huge patient, apart from a reasonable amount of capital and hard work, which I didn’t have. Needless to say, after having the conversation, I gave up the idea of starting my part-time business.
Anyway, I considered this conversation to be important because it taught me two things. First thing was that being over-smart and over-confident is not always a recipe for success but also can be a recipe for disaster. Second thing was that we always need to find out our weaknesses before relying on our strengths. Some great and powerful lessons indeed!