There are times we feel we are born to do something big, something path breaking and following that dream is the ultimate purpose of our lives.Do you ever plan how you would leave the current job you are crawling through or even doing great at but hope to do something that helps you utilize your potential fully so you get back home with a sense of satisfaction?
Well, we also need to accept that there is nothing called as JOB SATISFACTION , at least in my point of view.You may even like the job but not the company, or vice versa (in which case you better run) or the working environment, working hours, perks etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. , but we mostly stick to the job for money. If money is at least the one motivating factor , you may as well continue(obviously along with maintaining a sane and happy frame of mind) if you feel it is letting you maintain a healthy balance of money and happiness. Of course it is always important to find happiness in being rather than doing and if you are happy with the job you are at, you are the luckiest, because yes true happiness can never be found outside. But yes, if you really want to follow your dreams and create something of your own, you have to have the courage to actually go for it. As Woody Allen rightly says:
80 per cent of success is showing up
You need to start some where. No matter how much you dream, ideas don’t work unless you do. And what is stopping you the most? Fear , of course. The fear of failure, the fear of what people would say if I fail, the fear of what my loved ones would go through if I fail, the fear of everything that could possibly go wrong. Lets understand that we cannot keep everyone happy and anyone happy If we are not happy. Our loved ones may want the best for us but they may not always know what it is.
Here’s an interesting story:
A man was walking through the jungle one night , it was pitch dark as it was a night of new moon. As he was walking alone, he came across something on the way that made him skip a heartbeat. He saw a snake, right in front of him. As it was dark, he did not take the chance of moving even a single step and stood still , sweating away the night in fear and kept praying for his life as the snake did not move either.As the dawn started taking over, around 5 o’clock in the morning, to his utter surprise he realized what he thought was a snake was actually just a long rope lying on the ground!! All his fear vanished immediately.
This is exactly what fear is: False Evidence Appearing Real. So face yourself in the mirror, look into your eyes for a few minutes and say to yourself: “If I really want to do it, I shall take the first step today and never look back. I am born to add value to the world.” The journey of thousand miles begins with a single step.
Nah an, this ain’t driving away all your problems, if anything it may just add some more !! But this will solve one problem: Of not even trying due to the fear of getting into a problem.Embrace life and be ready for all the challenges it brings along, for people who feared failure never changed the world like you can.