A conversation that I ran through my head while taking a great nap, grabbed by attention and I tried my best to relive that talk here.
What if you were perfect in every moment of your life? You had it all together, getting those straight A’s in life. Just a life full of tick marks on that ‘to-do list’. Or instead, you were a flip to this? Being hardly any productive to achieve things. According to me, both these sides of the coin can challenge the ability to grow in you.
But let’s think practically, if you’re living these last days of your teenage years, you’re probably finding solutions to different kinds of hangover, figuring out your talents, getting to know a variety of people or travelling for exposure. And if you’re at the stage, ‘struggling with adulthood’, you’re just simply paying your bills, changing nappies, watching your puppies grow into dogs and learning new technology everyday. Life at these stages for a 21st century chap is a difficult task to balance well and coping with that requires one’s full attention. So I don’t blame you, if you get distracted from being the ultimate 10/10 in life.
Perhaps I discouraged your confidence to slay in life, in those lines above and that leads to further expand this monologue in my sleep.
That is some bs thinking, how is not being ‘No.1’, a better way of life?
I personally think, growth and change are the most important aspect for an individual to work upon. If you see a rising arrow in the graph of ‘achieving goals’, it’s a sign of progress. It’s necessary to cross every bridge of obstacle that comes along your way.
Failing those first few papers in your college days, then slowly being average at those subjects and finally, finding your apple bottom with the nerds of your class or doing the whole ‘chai-sutta’ (reference to the Indian version of making acquaintances) with your new colleague at work initially in your 20’s and then being your daughter’s hero and working hard to keep that up. What a wonderful way to live right? You get to face the changes that come along while you improve towards the better and there’s never a full stop, a life of adventure. Change is always good no matter how well your achievements and goals satisfy you at a point in your life. Moving forward and working towards the next step keeps you going and makes you encounter a new day,everyday and that, can be a source of happiness. You’ll always have an aim to sweat for and that’s life worth living.
~A famous Chinese proverb
Standing still at any level of your life is the most dangerous way to kill the fun of living. Being the best at everything can take away rejoicing small steps that build who you are today and who’ll be different tomorrow.