“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward”. – Martin Luther King Inch by inch we need to pull ourselves forward. Perfection is never the aim, it’s progress. You say, your progress is nothing compared to… Continue reading Forward
Subtract anything that doesn’t add value to your life. It could be temporary or permanent. More is not always better. You can only keep enough, consume enough, use enough, do enough, And every season in your life demands something different You cannot hold on to anything earthbound. To Start With Define what value means to… Continue reading Subtract
Change We cringe about this word most of the time. But the thing is, the more we resist it, the more life becomes difficult. So embracing change seems to be a logical thing to do if we want to survive. As a kid, I loved my sunny afternoons. I still recall sitting on a… Continue reading Change and Humanity
The idea of uprooting called me out. Perhaps it’s what you’ve been doing your entire life too.
Ask for it if you need it. But know that the people around you, can only do so much. Someday, somehow, you have to be on your own and choose to help yourself.
How oftentimes do we realize that the solution to our predicament is obvious but we don’t take action? I can think of a couple of reasons why.
Maybe it’s not the same for everyone. It doesn’t have to be. It can even change at any point in time. So I guess the question is, “What is it for you?”. “What is your freely chosen task?”.
We like hanging on to old ways and beliefs, even beliefs about ourselves, and come up with excuses. Think about what staying in your comfort zone has cost you.
Getting rid of this will make room for more happiness.
So last night, I wrote this email to one of the writers I admire.
I hate you.
I keep stumbling upon your blogs for some reason. Each and every time, the “what if” about pursuing my passion gets re-ignited. I’m too comfortable with the security I have in my life right now that I can come up with excuses to not take another shot at things that give my heart wings.
I love writing and speaking.
I have a “9-5” job working as a _____________. I don’t have the luxury of time to work on things that inspire me.
I run out of ideas on what to __________ or _______ about.
I’m insecure and worry about what _________ would think or say about my opinions/thoughts.
I only have a fair command of the _________.
I am fascinated about __________, _________, _________, ________ and helping/teaching others what I know but I don’t have a degree on any of these.
Yet, time and again, I dream about becoming “that ________”, “that ________”. This unfulfilled desire leaves a hole in my heart,
A dent in my life, in my own person, that makes me feel like I’m not living “me”.
I don’t believe pursuing these things will give me a sense of security that I sort of value too.
But you, you are living your dream, my dream. And you’re being true to you, and you’re happy, and you’re creating an impact on the lives of people you don’t even know.
I wish I could be you. I wish I have your wisdom. I wish I have your courage.
Frustrated as to where I am right now, I just ______________________.
I’m desperate. I think I am. Where and how do I go from here? I’m half way through and very much aware that life is slipping away.
Apologies for the “redacted” parts. I think I’m not ready at all to be completely vulnerable. But I think you get the sense of frustration I am in. If you’re in this state too, isn’t it comforting to know that It’s not a lonely world for you? Somewhere out there or here, someone else is stuck at a corner, not sure if the right thing to do next is to just turn.
Frustration is good. It helps you see how badly you’re unhappy of what’s happening now, and probably of where things are heading. Unhappy in a sense that, what you see, may not always be the truth that you’ve always known.
Someone once told me that in life, sometimes it’s not about knowing the answers, It’s about what you do with what you’ve come to know.
So my friend, what is it that you’ve been wrestling with? Chances are, you already have the answers. You’re just scared of what it’s gonna take.
I am scared too, and yet, here I am.