What are you?
The “WHAT” instead of “WHO” was on purpose.
So try to think over it before you read further..
Since childhood, we’ve been told what things are possible and what are not.
You’ve surely heard of this story but lemme give a short summary..
A circus elephant is tied to a thick rope since childhood so it doesn’t escape. The elephant tries a lot to break the rope but cannot. After months or years of trying, it gives up. The elephant grows old and strong enough to break the rope or even bring down the whole circus tent with one blow. But it doesn’t even try.
What does this short story teach us?
When this story was told to us long time ago, I realized that the limitations imposed upon us by the society were only so that we stay with them and become like them. If they let us free, how will they exercise control over us.. Right?
Once you understand this, the next part is to get it into real life!
The most important and difficult part for many is taking control of life.
It’s SO easy to blame the teachers for your bad grades. It’s SO easy to blame the boss or co-workers for stress in your life. It’s SO easy to blame anyone for that matter.
Everyone does it! 5.99 billion people do it! Congratulations, you are a part of the crowd!
But now it’s time to move ahead and leave the crowd behind you!
Everything that is in your life, is a choice of yours. And when I say EVERYTHING, I mean Every Single thing!
You’d say “but oh I am poor because my parents are poor and I can’t do anything about that!”.
Ofc you can’t. If that’s what you want.
But remember, every choice you make has the power to change your future!
If there’s something you feel is not right, or you feel you deserve better, MAKE A CHOICE RIGHT NOW!
What in the world are you waiting for if that one choice could make your life better!
“But what would happen to ________ if I do _________”.
Remember one thing.. If a person honestly loves you, they will NEVER EVER stop you from improving your life.. They might give you some advice which is again your choice to take or reject.
Now make up your mind! Make a list of things that need to be better.
Don’t keep listing things that you ‘DONT’ want… List things that you DO WANT..
Once the list is made! Your question is, now what??
Before changing any external things in your life, you have to understand that everything that happens to you, is your responsibility.
If you are sad, it’s because you chose to be sad rather than finding a way to get rid of it.
If you are financially down, you aren’t working SMART (not hard) enough to get out of the situation.
If you are stressed, you chose the stress over happiness.
If you are stressed because of work, try to find better ways to do the same work so you feel happier and not pressurized. If you still can’t find a way, learn a new skill you like and find a job where the skill is appreciated, or start up your own business no matter how small.
One burning candle is enough to light a whole room of darkness. So no matter how small a step you think it is, if it will bring joy to you, stress wont stay any more!
And anyway Stress isn’t a part of life at all! People talk about stress management as if its a part of your life that needs to be managed! You don’t need to manage that crap. It needs to be gone forever.
Surely now, you don’t need any more of this. You understand that you have control of every single aspect of life!
Now the next step is to get practical and working.
You have all the things that should be better or things that you want!
Remember that anything you badly want, will be yours because you work that much more towards achieving it.. Its not miracle that happens if you start believing positively or anything as such. It’s just as simple as that. If you just think positively sitting on your couch all day, things will stay the same. You have to work to get what you want.
Since you have taken control of your life, aiming for a goal isn’t really hard.
You just have to know that no matter what comes in between, YOU CAN DO IT
Just get out of the couch and start moving towards the goal! Even if it is as simple as starting a healthy lifestyle!
You just need to consciously take control instead of letting laziness take over for anything!
Your body isn’t interested in moving, or taking the pains to do anything. YOU ARE! And you HAVE to force the body to do it! AND YOU CAN!
Pat yourself on the back and scream out like a little kid if that’s what it takes!!
You have completed one of the most difficult steps that 5.99 billion people were too lazy or too scared to take!
Now there’s one last thing that you have to get rid of, and that’s too easy !
The fear of being successful!
Many people come so close to success and stop! I was one of them until I fell down and realized that it was just my fear that took me to the ground!
Though it felt like everything was over, the inner voice didn’t let me sit there like nothing!
YOU are Amazing and that’s what you deserve.. You don’t deserve just the ordinary!
You deserve the best! And if you worked for it, there’s nothing better than it then!
Last thing I’d like to add is that I’m not a successful person YET! In fact I’d say, I’m broke because of some wrong decisions that were taken before realizing this.
Now if you want to fall, to learn, then do so.. Take some wrong decisions and learn from them! Whatever it takes, Just get up and do it !
You deserve the BEST !
I wish you All the Best in your future endeavors ! The awesomeness waits for you! Get ready for it!