The one thing that you want in life is ‘SUCCESS’. This word is stamped in your mind since childhood, everyone around wanted you to be someone special in the field of their choice. The dream was created for you a long time before you even understood the meaning of success. A load of success was put on your shoulders at a very young age, right from identifying your pre-school, school and then your college. The environment tried hard to educate you and you received the message “Education is must to be successful”. Frequent exams and the scored marks rated you as the poor, average or the excellent individual and you got the message that you need to perform to be successful.
The era of performance was initiated when you were not even one year old, you understood that if you want to survive in this world you have to perform. You were listening as a child and taking messages from the external environment which comprises of parents, elder siblings, teachers, friends and many other parental figures. Whenever you did not do well in your school, you criticized yourself saying ‘I am not good enough’ and when you did well, you were told there are many who are far better than you, so there is nothing to feel good about it which again made you feel sad about yourself. You started working harder and competing with others to be the best.
In the journey, you forgot yourself, your thoughts, feelings and desires. You forgot who you are, what do you want to do in life and the journey of pleasing others begin. You learnt everything from your environment whether good or bad-You have acquired learning from all the elderly figures in the past, they were strong when you were a child thus were successful in influencing you. You also understood that ‘performing in education is the way to success’.
You began your journey of success with the conditioned mind and started operating from whatever you learnt and you gave up all your desires and dreams. Pre-school to school, then to college and the job you were in the race of doing the best and be successful. The day arrived when you are in a job, you have all luxuries, a big bungalow, a car and a lot of money to buy anything in the world. You are successful as defined by your environment in your childhood but one thing strange is that you have everything but yet you are not happy, you are not feeling fulfilled. You realized that the comforts and luxuries earned are not influencing your life anymore.
Or You may be in a position where you are feeling not successful, you are yet to fulfil all your desires but somehow you are feeling stuck in life and do not know what to do next. You have various paths to choose but the dilemma is which way to go?
Listen to the voice of your heart, look into the real YOU:- your interests, what makes you happy and what is the one thing that you want to do which makes you feel fulfilled.
Life is full of choices, what you choose today makes your tomorrow. Are you ready to take the risk and the responsibility of your tomorrow?
‘Life is one, a choice is yours’