I look across the road and there are faces, faces with deep expressions. Walking and walking senselessly with wild thoughts in their head with no direction or destination. These faces don’t have hope, they are crumbling and they are just walking. Which makes me wonder, how do they get out of bed? How do they breathe? Maybe because they have a motive behind it, maybe the motive is as simple as a smile of their mother, or maybe their kid’s tear but nonetheless, they have motivation. Motivation is a ten letter word but the significance is more than what can be counted. We all have different motivations but our destination is usually the same that is happiness. Although all of us have different definitions of happiness, nonetheless the path remains the same.
As a kid I grew up wanting to be a designer, meanwhile writing essays on doctors, to make it appealing to my teacher and society, and as an adult, I feel that is when I decided to play safe, and not make a mockery out of myself. But life had other plans, it wanted me to be mocked so she threw the title of a dwarf my way, irrespective of my fear of mockery I fell in love with the stage. Shakespeare said the world is a stage, where you come to perform your part and say adios but for me, the stage was my world. For me stage is a place where I’m the tallest, it’s a place where I’m not tip-toeing to have a glance but the other way round. My motivation was the feeling of being the tallest.
The simplest of things or the simplest of feelings can motivate us. We all have different views one can find a beggar’s life motivating to work hard while others can look up to a jaguar, but as I said the destination is the same. Life is Ironical, sometimes you find purpose when you are dying. According to the research cancer, patients found bad news there turning point in life. Life has a funny way of making us realize our priorities.
I can’t write a motivational story but I can tell you that your motivation is waiting right there, and it’s a long road but the destination is worth the trouble and so is the journey, and that the true happiness of your life lies in the journey than the destination. The universe is too big it doesn’t have a center, you are the center. Believe in yourself and play your part because in the end life is just a dream. In the end, it’s all about the dream that nobody sees but only you. You cannot take to predict the future, but you can create your destiny.
CREATING OUR OWN DESTINY
We believe in planning since man discovered fire, we know it’s important. The objective matters, planning matters, and the beginning matters. Foundation is important because without foundation we cannot stand. Just like a flower needs sunlight, we need a foundation, and for that need to start somewhere. We have to start somewhere to become someone, but do we ever stop becoming? We don’t.
Class 12th brings the new journey or in other words the foundation, the journey which will define the destination and we all know that journey is what matters. We are told that this is the key moment. But the wheel never stops running and there is no key moment, except this moment right here and finding happiness at the moment is the true meaning of learning to build a foundation. We don’t know what we want, but it’s okay, what we do know is that hard work counts. The universe is too big, we cannot stop, we cannot pause, we need faith, we need force, and most of all we need happiness, which won’t come if we are left behind.
Did you know that if gravity was slightly more powerful the universe would collapse into a ball? Also, if gravity were slightly less powerful, the universe would fly apart and there would be no stars or planets. it’s just that the gravity is precisely as strong as it needs to be, imagine that happening all by itself. You simply can’t. One definitely cannot predict things but we can make the best of what we have and find happiness in what we do rather than cribbing about what we don’t. We can pause, we need to run but at our pace. We all have different ambitions and destinations, it would be a pity to expect everyone to follow the same. All you have to do is look into the mirror and tell yourself selves that this is the moment and you can do it.
There are good days, and then there are bad days. What we know for sure is that these are counted days, this is a counted time. In spite of all the famous scientific discoveries, there isn’t an option to discover the most precious time, yet we are too keen to throw it away. We don’t have the ability to predict unforeseen, none of us predicted a pandemic. What we do have is the ability to be better, better than we were yesterday.
We have come a long way since man discovered fire, but it isn’t the end of our journey. We don’t stop becoming, each day we become something. Our motive should be to become better, we can’t stop when we were made to fly. We all are in the state of unconsciousness, dreaming about the impossible while we can rather make it possible.
Our journey is way more than finding a career and settling down, we came for a cause. We have a purpose and it would be unkind to humanity if we leave without a mark. So why not just start with simple things, everything counts. Maybe today we can just make a pack to drink more water or make the bed, it’s all about the little things. I often question why do I have to make the bed, when I just have to unfold it at night? So the answer is because you need to close that chapter. It’s a new page, you cannot be struck in the old one or the story will become monotonous. You own that to yourself, it’s your story.