Should someone’s words stop you from making your own decisions? Should you step back like always just because your people are against your decisions?
When you’re ready to take your first independent flight, there’s a whole caravan waiting beneath to pull you down. They struggle to demotivate you, to make you turn back and never dare to take another flight. Fly. Surge ahead with all your might. This is the time you ought to be a child again and be determined and persistent. And as you take off, don’t forget to look back at them and smile. It kills them.
Many a times in life you find yourself left all alone, just because you dared to dream or you dared to take a decision of your life all by yourself. Do not waste your time pondering on what they might think of you or what will you do without them. They are anyway no longer with you. That precisely is the reason for this response. Isn’t it? So why worry about being alone? Why let them affect your decisions? If someone supports you well and good. If not, their loss.
People have set a criteria for you. A certain set of norms. They expect you to adhere to it. And when you try to take a different path, they panic. They panic because they are scared that your freedom, your decision might become a hurdle in their path. This is exactly why they conspire. They conspire to discourage you from looking beyond the uniformity they have prescribed for you. They fail to understand that you are an individual. A different one. With a different set of priorities. No one has the right to interfere with your decisions.
Yes. When it comes from your loved ones, it hurts. It hurts beyond words. But then, why should one bother about people who do not bother about hurting you.
Some of them are genuinely concerned. And so they try to persuade you to step back. But until you have taken your flight, how can you be sure if you’ll succeed or fail. Why should you step back? Why should you let the fear hold you back? There are greater risks involved. But then you do trust yourself. You do trust that you take informed decisions and not in the spur of the moment decisions. Then why worry? Let it all go. Don’t let the fear of the unknown stop you from trying.
Talk to yourself.
My success has been mine alone. And so will be my failures. I take responsibility for all my actions. It’s my life. It’s my decision. And I’m all set to fly. No one knows me the way I do. And so no one can judge me or my actions the way I do.
Trust your instincts, leap ahead and follow your heart.
I leave you with these beautiful quotes that motivate me.
“The person in life that you will always be with the most, is yourself. Because even when you are with others, you are still with yourself, too! When you wake up in the morning, you are with yourself, laying in bed at night you are with yourself, walking down the street in the sunlight you are with yourself.What kind of person do you want to walk down the street with? What kind of person do you want to wake up in the morning with? What kind of person do you want to see at the end of the day before you fall asleep? Because that person is yourself, and it’s your responsibility to be that person you want to be with. I know I want to spend my life with a person who knows how to let things go, who’s not full of hate, who’s able to smile and be carefree. So that’s who I have to be.”
― C. JoyBell C.
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