What comes to your mind when you read this title? The very first thought you had. Your purpose in life, the power you possess – Are you aware of it? Do you realize your potential as an individual? Have you ever thought of it?
What is your purpose? What is your power?
The current population of the world is 7.8 billion. Yet, what is it that you possess which makes you different from the rest of the people on this planet? Have you ever processed your thoughts about the difference you can make for people? Have you ever given time to yourself to find and nurture your potential?
If you found yourself with a ‘yes’ to any of my above questions, then consider this:
A series of a survey done in 2017, concluded that as much as 95% of people think that they are aware of their potential and capabilities but only 10-15% of these are truly aware of it. This implies, that as many as 90% of the world population is living in an illusion about themself.
Now, would you like to rethink your answer? You probably would. In fact, you should.
Knowing about your potential and realizing that you have what it takes to create a difference with your deeds – this takes time. It takes a lot of self-talk and self-realization to understand what and who you ought to be.
The reason why people live in this façade of knowing themselves is nothing but the unawareness and absent-mindedness of the individual. There is the ‘feel-good’ sense that one goes through when they subconsciously pretend of knowing themselves, even when they don’t.
The most effective way to find and be yourself is to experiment with yourself. Because sometimes all you need is a chance from yourself to truly explore your purpose and potential in life. And, what will make you carry out these experiments is nothing but being true to yourself.
Taking up a career or choosing something for yourselves because that is what the society wants, is the worst kind of torture one can make them go through. Opting for a future that you don’t enjoy is synonymous with being imprisoned for life.
This is the very reason why a large proportion of people in the world doesn’t like their job or they wish they could get rid of it somehow. If you choose your future owing to the conventionality of what suits you according to someone else, then you don’t get to blame them in the future.
Yes, you could be forced to make a certain choice but standing up and fighting for your choice of life is your decision too. You might also point towards the difficulties of life and the situations that led you on an undesired path, but why are you to blame the circumstances when you chose to kneel down and surrender?
More often than not, a lot of people tend to blame their parents for not allowing them to choose for themselves. But, hear me out, no parent would wish or choose wrong for their child. The difference that we see in the thought-process is what is termed as ‘generation gap’.
Your choice of work or the path you wish to walk on might be unconventional according to your parents, family, or society. But, sometimes, all it needs is simply speaking your heart out to the people who matter to you. If you matter to them, they will possibly understand. If they don’t, then you got no choice but to believe in yourself and prove it to them.
If you, today, choose to answer the society about every step you take, you will never be able to quench your thirst in finding the true meaning of your life. Also, why do you feel the need to answer somebody for whom your life is just a mere topic of gossip over a cup of tea? You and your life decisions are so much more worthy than this.
Taking hold of your choices in life and understanding your right over your life might hurt or even disappoint a few people for a short period of time. But tomorrow, when these people will see you happy with your choices, they will be happy too.
The only key to being successful and happy on the road to life is: choosing yourself above and beyond anything else, choosing your choices – irrespective of those choices being conventional or unconventional in the eyes of the society.
Embrace yourself human, your future self will truly thank you for it tomorrow.
No matter what you do in life, there will always be somebody out there who will remain unhappy from the moves you make in life. Please know that you cannot please everybody in life.
If you are, then please stop being a people-pleaser. Rather, work on ways that bring sanity to your mind and heart. Because, in this world of pretentious, if there is anything that is extremely hard to find, then it is nothing but peace of mind.
Peace of mind is the highest state of sanity to achieve and if you haven’t found that yet, you need to reflect on the choices you have made for yourselves. You need to question your decisions.
Most of the time, what you choose for yourself will be unacceptable to a lot of people. But, as long as it is doesn’t cause any harm to anybody, please don’t give up on your faith.
Remember, there are a lot of people doing the same thing that you do. They are offering the same services in the market, they are your competitors in life. But, none of them will ever do it like you. And that is the very power of you.
You, your existence, your authenticity- these are your power. The thoughts you possess are just like DNA, never the same for two individuals. Your perception and belief towards your dream is your power. Being yourself and doing things your way is the sword you carry to weed out anything that stops you from reaching your goal.
Don’t let your potential go to waste in the light to answer society and people. No one is too important for anybody to remember it. And, nobody should have the right to intervene in what you desire for yourself.
If you wish to work for it today, it will surely give you the results tomorrow.
No seed ones planted ever die provided it is nurtured with everything that is important for its growth. Therefore, the seed of faith you plant for yourself today will grow into this massive tree of satisfaction, only if you feed it with hard work, self-belief and consistency.
The woman who is writing and delivering her skills to you every week has gone through a lot of time to finally acknowledge her qualities. She has taken a lot of ‘what if’ from her parents. She has been questioned about her abilities to make a living out of herself in life.
And now once she has realized and figured out her purpose, I assure you – She’ll be unstoppable.
Even though, it took her an entire pandemic to finally make a move for herself and choose the right thing for her career. She has simply become too relentless to think about anything else but her goals.
And, as you end this week’s read here with me, I hope you find your world of happiness too. I believe you will 😉 All you need is nothing but your faith in yourself.