Yes I am a human, And I do dream. Dream of success and happiness, Dream to build a better tomorrow. A tomorrow with no worries, Tomorrow build on exponential path. But, path is uncertain and tough, Path- the less or untravelled. Untravelled roads are my life, Untravelled journeys give a confidence. Confidence at times get shattered, Confidence is questioned by own fears. Fears of failures and falling back, Fears of unknown future & mocking society. Society which gives free advice without asking, Society which has a book of own perceptions. Why? Why I need to confirm perceptions, Why I can't have my own ideas? An idea which has a free spirit, Idea which explores and unravel the truth. Truth which is unbiased, Truth- moved by dreams and desires. A desire to prove myself, Desire which is pure and intoxicating. Intoxicating so that I overcome my fears, Intoxicating so that I may not loose focus. Focus to aim, prepare, stand and hit, Focus to trust thyself and be headstrong. Headstrong to not succumb to adversity, Headstrong to rise again when none believes. Belief- an ingredient at times missing, Belief vanishes when in fear and self-doubt. Self-doubt, a boulder in success, Self-doubt- an enemy of human. Yes I am a human who fears, But also a human who is proud. Proud of own dreams and hidden potentials, Proud of experiences learned from failures, Proud of observing life of austerity and adventure, Proud of passing through the zigzag maze, Proud of being a self built warrior, Proud to shape own future and shine again.
“I dream and I am made that ways”, said the brain. Man replied, “No, you are not allowed to as you don’t think about difficulties, adventures, challenges or for that matter the failures before dreaming.”
Most of us have experienced the above scenario at one or the other point of life. The way we deal and react in the situation sets our journey. Our future rests on one small powerful decision. It makes or breaks us.
Why is the thing we fear about? Why many of us don’t dream? Why we are afraid of failures, shortcomings? Why we look forward to only a well settled plan and if there is a minutest problem, our world is topsy-turby?
Let us take each thing one by one.
It’s essential to dream. When we dream, we are indirectly honing the analytical skills of our brain. And so, the more it practices, the better it becomes. Initially, a dream may sound weird or out of the box, but it is ok. At least your mind is trying hard to utilise it’s potentials. Secondly you never know your dream may convert into reality with all perseverance and effort. Also, by constructive dreaming, one may get to know more about himself or herself. There will be more clarity in life. One can learn many things from experiences.
Fear of failure
Failures are the stepping stones to success. If someone is failing, the person is far better than those who are not even trying. For winning anything, one needs to step in the arena. When one will tire oneself, his or her sweat and blood will flow , only then the chances of success can develop.
Remember failures are one of the best mentors. They guide us towards our potentials, the areas to brush upon, new avenues to venture upon, our traits and personality, our mistakes. Failures are like the analysis in mid journey.
And journey is never ever restricted to one goal or path. Our life in itself is a journey. We need to understand that each day is a new day, a new beginning, a new chance to start afresh. Each day has one or few goals to deal with, each day we either win or miss few things. Our whole life is a combination of numerous uncountable goals to be dearmt or succeded about.
Don’t restrict yourself in the shanties and bondages of restricted thinking. I would like to write self written lines which often give me strength to rise again after each failure:“ए इंसान, ये ज़िन्दगी का परवाना है,
यहां रोज़ संभलना और संभल के गिरना,
और गिर के फिर उठ जाना है।
मजबूरियां भी होंगी, कठिनाइयां भी होंगी,
किन्तु तुमको चलते जाना है।
चुनतियों को पार करना है,
और हिमालय की चोटी पर ,
अपने साहस का परचम लहराना है।
Here is a motivational video, please have a look at it. It is quite inspiring and reminds us to introspect. The best lines in this are:“Imagine you are on your death bed and standing around your death bed are the ghosts representing your unfulfilled potential, the ghosts of the ideas you never acted on, the ghosts of the talents you didn’t use. And they are standing around your bed, angry, disappointed and upset. They say we came to you because you could have brought us to life and now we have to go to the grave together.
So I ask you today,how many ghosts are going to be around your bed when your time comes?”