Good work is rewarded. There could be delay but it is always recognised. When your objective is clean and you walk that path, there could still be doubt in the minds of people whether your intent is right or not. They might not support you in the beginning and even place obstacles in your way but if you stay on your path, they will eventually align with your cause. Many start right but unable to continue but you must not deviate from the course. All you need is courage to believe in yourself and vision to enrich the mankind.
Why do you always complain about the world being not fair? Why do you always look above, not below and curse your life for what you don’t have? Why do you always talk about your pain and forget the good times? Why do you always tell your story and avoid listening to others? Why do you always consider yourself unlucky and the world being blessed? Why do you always think you are smart and people around are fools? Why do you always believe there is a conspiracy against you? Why do you always aspire to become someone else, not yourself? Why?
It is quite unusual but fact of life. The initial response to a great beginning is always muted. The world won’t give you a chance. They won’t bet a penny on you. They won’t even listen to your idea. Disheartened, many remarkable stories die on the spot. A select few muster the courage to take the first step. They walk alone. Some get tired along the way and give up. Some continue. A few more drop out. A handful are left; the stubborns. Suddenly, the world notices and backs them up and they eventually take the pole position. The idea never works. The walk does.
You will never reach your destination straight. Because what you see as the end goal is just a milestone. Once you reach there you will not stop. You will continue your march which may even be in a different direction. It may so happen that you never find your destination and that may not always be a bad thing. After a while, you will start loving your journey and that is far more important and satisfying than the pursuit of reaching the end. Take one step at a time. Enjoy the suspense of where it takes you.
There was a time when I harped more that I actually did. The public opinion mattered a lot and so I over emphasized my achievements. My reputation exceeded my performance. While I enjoyed the outside attention, I started becoming uncomfortable within. It was time to retread. It was time to even things up. I went silent. I worked harder but went anonymous. It was not easy. It required a lot of courage. The resolve was strong. It is so peaceful now. It connected me with my soul. I am unknown to the world but for the first time, I know myself.
Even if you are broken, make sure you shine like stars in the darkness of night. Even when it’s time to go, make sure leave your footprints for people to live a fulfilled life. Even when everything is pointing toward disaster, make sure you cling onto hope as it can still turn things into miracles. Even when pain becomes unbearable, make sure to wear a smile on your face so that your hurt doesn’t spill over others. Even when defeat is certain, make sure you fight till the end.
There are things that go viral and we think why our posts don’t. There are people who become an instant phenomenon and we wonder what we lack. There are products which break all sales record and we are amused why we struggle to grow our business. The fact is; it requires immense focus, dedication and hard work before anything becomes super successful. We only watch the recent lightening speed at which such things reach astonishing heights but not years of planning, failure, repetitions and perseverance. Luck is nothing but another name for years of dog work.
If you trust someone, trust for life. Trust takes time to build. Don’t let your faith die because of few unwanted incidence and experiences. Give the benefit of doubt. Hold on to your belief. Even if every door is slammed on your face, keep the window open. May be, the person you trust is going through an extremely challenging situation. May be, they have erred unintentionally. May be, they were unfair at times but somewhere within they still hold you dear. Pay the price but don’t let the trust break.
Don’t follow what I say. It will lead to nowhere. I am saying this with experience. I am myself wandering. Yesterday, I told you to go east. Today, my advice is to go west. Tomorrow it could be elsewhere. End of the day, you will keep circling and stay where you started. Rather, if you choose your own direction you will definitely make some progress. Everyday, I contradict my own views. It will be difficult for you to decide which one is right. Instead, ask your own soul. Follow your own instinct. Build your own path.
We judge people on the basis of clothes they wear, not the intellect they possess. We judge people on the basis of wealth they accumulate, not the health they have. We judge people on the basis of power they command, not the humility they exhibit. We judge people on the basis of profession they are in, not the hobby they have. We judge people on the basis the education they got, not the values they learnt.