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“Hope can be a powerful force. Maybe there’s no actual magic in it, but when you know what you hope for most and hold it like a light within you, you can make things happen, almost like magic.”
― Laini Taylor
If it doesn’t rain for days, does peacock give up on enjoying whenever it rains next?
If an ant falls off a wall while climbing, does it give up on climbing again?
If a turtle gets into a race with a rabbit, does it not give its best until it reaches its destination? Or does it leave the race in between?If the clouds block the rays of the Sun for few days, do sunflowers not face the sun whenever it comes out with its full might beneath those clouds?
When they all don’t give up, why do you?
Nobody has ever succeeded in their first attempt, barring the exceptions. First attempt comes with lot of failures disguising numerous lessons. One cannot afford to miss such lessons. These learnt lessons will prove to be your assets, as they will guide you while attempting for bigger projects or goals.
Failure becomes a failure when you don’t learn the lesson from it.
Then there are ones who regret to not attempt even for once.
‘I wish I had taken that train to Mumbai, India’ – said an aspiring actor.
‘I wish I had at least tried to audition for that show’ – said an aspiring singer.
‘I wish I had taken GMAT test’ – said an aspiring MBA candidate.
‘I wish I had taken the chance of writing for them’ – said an aspiring writer.
‘I wish I had joined the college team’ – said an aspiring Basketball player.
You know what they all had in common?
A regret – a sour and a bitter one, which if they had handled the other way, they might have stood a chance of becoming what they had aspired to.You never know what a small chance taken by you can lead you to.
Maybe that train’s destination could have made him what he wanted to be.
Maybe that show could have turned him into the next rising singing sensation.
Maybe that attempt of GMAT could have got him into a good university.
Maybe that one writing could have led him to bigger writing projects.
Maybe joining that team could have made him one of the best basketball players.
It’s MAYBE for all. The other obvious part is Maybe Not. But without even trying how do you know that it would be the latter part that you will land with. How can you be so icy to yourself.
Your biggest believer is YOU, YOURSELF!
If you fail to believe in yourself, your dreams, your beliefs, your hopes, no other accreditation matters.
‘I can’t run anymore. My body is screaming for rest.’, she said to her coach.
‘Is your heart also howling for help? Will you be provided any help for winning tomorrow’s final race?’
Sometimes our body tries to control us. It sends signals to brain to stop and our brain agrees. But it is the heart that stands as a stumbling block. Heart tries to remind you of your goal, your endurance, your will-power, your strength. The moment your brain receives the signals of your heart, it lets go off your body’s signals. A line that can awaken one’s latent potential, which has dozed off, is all that is needed.But not all the time can we seek for such igniting liners. At times you got to remind yourself of your front burner, the foremost, ultimate goal of your existence.
You gotta be your own knight in shining armor.
The four examples I mentioned in the start of my writing are very naive ones. So is the concept of hope. Hope keeps you reminding of itself through such simple and innocent episodes.
When you give up, you leave hope; hope doesn’t leave you.
But do remember, hope doesn’t lead you to your destination. It is mere an igniter which will keep you at your feet, it’s YOU who will have to do the walking.
“Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.”
― Francis Bacon
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