A decade always has too many strings attached. Whether it’s work, age or relationship. In every aspect of life the ten years time span plays a very important role. For some, ten years are the time span for a short term goal and for some they’re a lifetime. And some people don’t even have the courage to say, that the next day could be theirs. Today, someone asked me, “Where you’d like to be in TEN YEARS?”
An extremely alarming question, I must say. But at the same time, it seemed extremely significant too. They always say, make plans and have goals. I have always believed that plans don’t work. But on the other hand, in all these years, I’ve also learned that even if nothing in this whole wide world works in your favor, always have hope. So technically, they’re right. Make plans, work accordingly have hope and fulfill your goals and if it doesn’t work for you, make another plan and repeat.
In these ten years, things might entirely change in my life. Ten years down this lifeline, I’d be in my thirties, hopefully with a decent identity capital, a family to love, a home to return to and definitely with enough strength and courage to earn a livelihood.
Yes, most people might say that, that one is a highly indefinite plan but if my plan possesses everything responsible for my happiness, why not? Why can’t I have a vague idea of what my life will look like ten years from now if I can believe I’ll be happy?
That’s my idea, to find my happiness wherever I go and no matter how long it takes for me to get there. What’s your plan? Where would you like to be 10 Years? 🙂
In today’s lives, where we’ve all got immense work load and a list of tasks hanging around for the day, it’s difficult to commit for our own betterment. Difficult to take even the smallest steps in the direction of our own growth. And thus, in such times, it becomes nearly impossible to stick to our own commitments.
To be dedicated enough even after the exuberance we committed for a goal in has left us, is a tough task. And taking the decision to be dedicated is itself a battle. But we all know and we all understand that commitment is really important not just as the source of guarantee for others but for ourselves too. Because either a task is done or not done there is no in-between and we all clearly understand that. Thus, it becomes a great deal when it’s said and done or done and called out for.
It feels such a joy for me when I can proudly showcase my work and have the gratitude for having done it within time. It’s not only joyous, I get a great amount of time for myself later too, to do more things that make me happy and make me successful at the end of the day. It’s definitely a proud moment and then one can monkey around the way one likes too. 😛
Be committed and make sure you’re having fun later on! 🙂
I always stumble upon the thought that, if today were my last day, have I lived it just fine? And the conclusion I always reach to for my query, is a “No”! It’s difficult to live life thinking of death. But yet life is definitely a blessing. A blessing, I’ve always taken for granted. A blessing that I’ve cursed at times too. But I’ve never felt the right gratitude I should feel for the life I live each and every second.
Isn’t it such a wonderful thing to wake up every morning and have another twenty-four hours of plain awesomeness? Of every second to live upto. So what if there are chores to do? Or if there are duties to fulfill. Or if there are tough payments to make? Can’t we do every little thing wholeheartedly? Every word we speak or every step we take? Can’t we be happy about the choices we make? Can’t we be delighted about the decisions we take today? Or contented about the mistakes we make today?
For one day, might have no tomorrow. One day, I might have no time to speak a word or take a step. And that day might have no great last word from me too. None of us will be able to do anything then. So the place is here and the time we have is now and trust me it will never be enough.
So don’t count your footsteps but mark them. Don’t save yours words, rather narrate your emotions. Wake up, dance to the clock, love unconditionally, live happily and make every move your best move so that there are no regrets and you will always have an amazing beginning, a wonderful journey as well as a marvellous ending. 🙂
With the dimensions of earth enlarging day by day, there’ll sure be a workplace just for you. Remember the dreams you had as a child? I don’t think I ever had a concrete one. I always dreamed of growing up to be a dancer or an artist or a story-teller and at times too many people as one. I remember my dream profession changing with the kinds of books I read, television shows I saw or the stories I heard at school. There was a time, probably during the 2nd grade, where I wanted to be just like my mother, so powerful yet humble.
Who knew, there would come a day where we’d have to fight to become what we finally decided upon? Compete against each other to live upto our dreams. Climb on shoulders, to touch the sky?
It takes around fifteen years to understand ourselves, to clear the confusions of our lives and come to definitive answer of what we want to become. A time where we want to know who we are and what we can really do? A time where we urge to find our power and responsibilities. It takes around a decade of struggles to follow that one dream that we feel is the most achievable and is just ours. There do come failures and doubts and all those things that can pull us down. Yet, we feel it’s just no time to turn back and we wish to leap ahead. Probably takes more time to trust our plans, a few more decades to make us reach the position we’ve always imagined to be at. And then is the time, when we can dream a new dream, choose to move ahead or become two personalities in one. To learn a new language or a new sport and all of it then makes sense of the beginning and the journey.
Every destination is a something that was earlier fought for. A place that you wish to die for and a journey that just seems to never end. But there’s always a world full of possibilities. A world of hope and of a dream that comes true. So keep going and keep dreaming and keep fighting till you get there. Don’t lose hope, do cry, but don’t forget to get up to get going back to the same dream for it is wanting to be yours as much as you’re wanting it, like a crazy lover.
Quoting, J. K. Rowling, “Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.” 🙂
Have you ever noticed your keyboard well enough except for purposes like learning to type or to clean it or to look for a specific key? No, right? At least I didn’t, I remember I’ve always used keyboards just to type or operate the computer and nothing else.
For, a person like me who works all day long on the computer that’s quite a normal thing to do. But what’s quite staggering is, we never tend to learn something valuable from our keyboard. I know, what you’re thinking. Typing is quite a valuable skill. Yes, I agree with that. But, let’s go deep into what I mean by something valuable here.
A few days ago, during an Exam, I was asked to find something artistic, in a keyboard. The question required us to list down the important features of a keyboard and why one found them so necessary. To list all those attributes of a keyboard that made it user-friendly. Like every other person, I jotted the important features, the design characters of the keys, the feel of it and what not. But what I could have never imagined was the lessons a keyboard could teach every person who knew how to use it.
The very first key of a keyboard, asks a person to stop being an ESCAPist, because right after that there is a world full of chances to take. Moving on, the largest key defines how we need a definite SPACE and how we have to provide it. Then there are these two twin or repetitive important keys that not tell us but also remind us how ENTERing different places is important. Coming next in queue, the ALT twin keys keep making us understand the importance of alternatives and choices in our lives. The CTRL twins tell us that too much control never works. The CAPS LOCK and the NUMBER LOCK make us believe that nothing in the world can take an individual’s value away. The BACKSPACE reminds us almost each minute, that we can always learn from our mistakes. The SHIFT key teaches us how one can lift other people in life. And the TAB key keeps telling us how to jump from one position to the other efficiently.
There’s so much more a keyboard teaches us in different ways. The INSERT, the DELETE, the HOME key and the END one too. Let’s START to look differently and be someone new. 🙂
Most of my life, I’ve been afraid of myself. Yes, if there’s a phobia that describes “self-fear”, I definitely have had it for most of my age. I’m not scared of myself, I’m scared of how wrong I can be, how much people can hate me, how hard I can fall or how bad I can fail. The fear of not being “good enough” has always kept me behind closed doors. Doors that always had an opportunity knocking on them. But I always felt that those opportunities weren’t meant for me.
Soon the time passed and with it the opportunities too. Now the fear of being behind the closed doors crept in so bad that stepping outside seemed like a much better path. A path that was unseen, unknown and definitely untraveled before. I knew I was alone here, but at some point isn’t everybody alone?
I took a few small steps thinking I’d reach the destination. Unknown of this world outside my door, I tripped hard and hurt myself too but I got up since this was the only way remaining right? Another few steps got me to diversions in the path I chose, since the destination was far, I thought to befriend my journey and trusted myself and my instinct. Another few steps brought me to a sea where I saw my reflection which was unclear but this time it looked fearless, brave and proud. The confidence to move further came in diminishing the fear that had taken place in me for so many years.
I took a few more steps and understood that I had come into the wrong direction. So what would I do now? I corrected my mistakes and went further. I won’t say that I’ve reached my destination but this journey has taught me a lot. From being afraid to do something because I could be wrong, to do something because I could be right too. This path of learning has sure been longer than it should have been but I’ve learned to think about the rights of the left way.
So now it doesn’t matter what can go wrong, because I can make it right. What matters is what can go right. 🙂
In life generally I’ve always been a slow learner not in terms of my teachers or by comparison, just through the result of self-assessment. Being slow at learning has never disheartened me. I guess that is because, I quite enjoy the process of learning new things, languages, sports, art forms and whatever I can get my hands on.
I’m usually proud, not the ‘egotistical’ pride but the ‘i did something today’ pride. And that comes in me with a motivation to do much better the next day or further. I’ve seen people feeling bad about themselves not being able to perform well, while that never happened with me. Not because being slow or weak didn’t affect me, but because I knew that practice was the route to excellence.
Everyone is talented with something or the other. But at some point everyone is a beginner. No one is born excellent. We all have to work hard to get there. And once you’ve committed yourself to it. You will eventually get there.
Allow yourself to be a beginner, no one starts off being excellent. 🙂