It is easy to say that achievers are lucky. Yes, they are but it is not entirely true. I have watched many people over a few decades. I have seen people fizzle out over long term after a good start and I have also known many successful individuals who continued their journey despite challenges all along the way. I have seen that performers mostly deserve their tag rightfully. I have witnessed their struggles, persistancy and strong determination. Yes, luck plays a role but without hard work it doesn’t go a long way. I have also noticed; in the end, failures blame it on luck and winners credit it to luck. Both are wrong.
We all are trying to find a rightful place in the world. There is also a race going on to beat the crowd. We are motivated with many who have leaped ahead. We also feel as if we are behind when we find a few like us who somehow managed to get to the top. We want to get even with them. The competitiveness makes us work harder. We don’t even know how it feels up there but we are in queue because everyone we know is aiming for it. After reaching the summit, a few are walking back to where they started from. But we are in a hurry to go up because we want to show the world that we belong there.
It is easier to kill your passion and concede to the circumstances. What is difficult is to believe in your dream and kick the unreal world. People who play safe will tell you how risky it is to do what you like. If you listen to them you will start believing them. Instead, ignore them and walk your direction. You have to spend years in obscurity before the world turns it’s attention towards you. Only when you risk your existence, people will follow your trail. The way to glory is to become your own guide. The fact is; it is safe to pursue your passion. It is risky when you don’t.
Many people appreciate other people because they want the favor back. Even if that was not the intent, it works. The person receiving a good remark from someone feels obliged to pay it back. There are no written rules for it. This arrangement floats in the air. Nobody speaks it but it has become the world’s preferred language. Everybody thinks they have earned the goodwill and following the unsaid rule they pass the praise to those who are probably less worthy. Doing so they forget; someone else probably did the same to them.
Retirement is a myth. No one ever retires. We just change priorities. Retirement is just a word to define change of guard. If we do what we like we would never think of quitting. Retirement doesn’t mean sitting idle and doing nothing. Being engaged in personal activities is also active living. If that be the case, why define a timeline of retirement. Choose your job, profession and hobby in such a way that you never get bored of it. If you do lose interest, choose something else but remain engaged till you leave for ever. As far as your day is consumed the way you want it, it is equivalent to the symbolic retired life.
People commit to do regular exercises but it never gets fit in their daily routine. People want to develop reading habit but don’t prioritise it over television. People wish to spend more time with family but unable to cut their social engagements. For a dream to take shape, one has to wake up and take action. To develop a good habit one must cut down a few other things. Time is limited and it boils down to what gets prioritised. For things to come in your daily routine you must want them so bad that you can’t imagine your day ending without accomplishing them. That’s how you get what you want.
There is no harm in accepting our weakness but giving excuses is dangerous. It is very natural that we can’t be the best in everything. It’s acceptable that we make mistakes. It’s alright if we have a few bad habits. What is not necessary is to give a reason for everything. It is not required to justify all your actions and cover up things which we have messed up. People are not blind. If they are openly not contradicting us doesn’t mean they can’t see. Even more dangerous is to give excuse to self. It’s better to be human who err. It’s better to acknowledge who we really are and what we do.
Some people will always counter you no matter what. They do this not only to you but to everyone they come across with. They are losers all the way and so they want to win over you. Nobody listens to them and it makes them all the more insecure. They have identity issues and they desperately need people’s approval. So, they try imposing their stupid ideas and arguments in front of you, while opposing your thoughts. It’s best to ignore such people. Cut your ties with them fast. A good counter argument will make you wise. A bad objection will make you doubt yourself.
The job is never over. The purpose of life will never be achieved. Before you can celebrate, you will have to prepare for another war. Accomplishments of the past will mean little infront of the challenges that lay ahead. The task in hand will not allow you to rest. One wrong move can wipe off the history of good work done. Still, you have to play the game. Sometimes, life will be easy on you. Sometimes, it will play the opponent. You can’t quit the game. The only choice you have is to play your best shot.
In the middle of desert, we understand the importance of water. When the streets are filled with snow, we wish to get some sunshine. When we work hard all day long, we die to have a good night sleep. When we are in pain, we long for someone to hug us tight. Don’t take for granted what you have already got. In search of something better in the unknown future, don’t let your definite present pass by in front of your eyes. Everything has a purpose. You can’t be selective. The fun is in the suspense. What you know becomes boring.