“Keep your face towards the sunshine and you will not see the shadows.”
We come across plenty of situations from time to time in our lives that tend to throw us off track. That tend to depress us. That tend to slow us down and make us think. That tend to break our hearts. That tend to make us feel defeated. That tend to force us to break down and cry. Plenty. Every day.
But, life, is meant to be a rollercoaster ride, ain’t it? I mean, there are highs. There are lows. There is stability. There are moments of peace. Moments of joy. Moments of contemplation. Moments of exhilaration. Moments of sorrow. Moments of satisfaction. And nothing ever stays the same. Everything keeps changing, in some form, at some time.
So, why bow down for sympathy when grief hits us? Why let grief engulf our very being, our very existence? Every single soul goes through grief. Each has his own share of sorrow. Nobody is spared. But how we choose to deal with it makes us what we are, shapes us to who we want to become. The endless grumbling, complaining and lamenting ain’t going to take us anywhere. Being grumpy wouldn’t help us find a solution. The meaningless accusing and whining wouldn’t help us reach where we want to. But that is what most of us end up doing, everytime we find ourselves in an unpleasant situation.
Instead, let’s follow this.
Discuss. Debate. Decide. The 3 magic words that’ll help us reach a better solution than all the mumbling would. Discuss and debate, not digress. Learn how people figure their way out. Broaden our options. And deal with our distress in dignity, because, seeking sympathy doesn’t always help.
Let’s try and be the go-getter. Let’s be the energy. Let’s be the positivity that’ll help us cruise through the worst, successfully. Let’s muster the courage from our success to deal with our failures. Let’s learn to take things in our stride and march ahead.
Let’s be the sunshine we look forward to, in somebody else.
Be the best version of you, always. The world deserves nothing short of that :’)
Your insecurities, your fears,
Your secrets, your lies,
Your failings, your flaws,
Your misgivings, your loss,
Your goodness, your truth,
Your happiness, your faith,
Your trust, your hope,
Your love, your ability to cope…
Each day, be the best version of you,
Make your every dream come true!
When your intentions are right,
When your goal is in sight,
When you sweat it out day and night,
Success, will be yours, without an invite,
To make your future, all happy and bright!
Luck though, good, hard or bad,
Ain’t enough to make you rich, poor, happy or sad,
But a streak of it to aid what you do,
Would help multiply your joys, true!
Let your every effort be true,
For each opportunity old and new,
Break them, the barriers, many or few,
Set new frontiers that define you,
Sweat it out, make every second count,
But, don’t, on you, let the pressure mount,
Celebrate your little joys, make every success massive,
Life ain’t meant to be lived passive.
Each effort sincere, is plausible,
In the race, you’ll forever last,
Immerse your all,
In the end, you’ll stand tall!
The number of times we’ve been distraught and disappointed. With ourselves. With our expectations. The number of times we’ve let our failures bring us down.The number of times we’ve been lost, not knowing where to head or what to do, or who to turn up to. The number of times we’ve accepted whatever came our way because we didn’t think we’d get anything better. The number of times we’ve settled for the ordinary because we didn’t think we deserve something extraordinary. The number of times we’ve needed someone to show us the way. The number of times we’ve expected people to choose for us, or help us choose what we want.
So. Many. Times. I’ve lost count of mine.
And the excuses we’ve come up with to console our disheartened selves, everytime.
Le sigh. Haven’t we all been there a bit too much?
I know we all lose track, slip and get misled. But it is important to bounce back as soon as possible, ain’t it?
It is important we begin to weigh down the options we have, to reach where we want to, practically. Because, oh, come on, not all plans we chart out, work the way we want them to. There will be misery, there will be shortcomings. But that shouldn’t pull us down. If nothing else, the failures we face, should give us the encouragement to shift focus and look at the various other possibilities we have, to move ahead. Failure ain’t any pattern we need to get accustomed to.
So here’s a little secret I’m sharing, to help you keep going. And trust me, it works.
- Everytime you make a plan A, have backup plans B, C, D, E… As many as you can think of, as many as you can afford to have, ready. Because, not everytime plan A will be a success.
- Though I’m all for positive thinking, I believe in having nil expectations. Do whatever is required and keep going. Don’t mull over what you’ve already traversed and hamper the progress of the rest of your journey.
- Give your best, always. Spare yourself the regret.
- Focus on the destination. The goals enroute, sure, are equally important but don’t let a miss here and there put you off track.
Only you are, and can be in charge of your life.You shape your dreams, give them wings to fly. You hold the key to your happiness. You are in control of who you want to be, and where you want to reach.
You define your destiny.