Have you ever felt the things your doing are not meant for you? In mind, a doubt always persists regarding what you really you want to do which you dream of day and night but at the same time you have an option for settling for easy things which give instant gratification, a sense of pleasure which lasts for a shorter moment. I have seen people who inspite of having everything which makes them complete, a perfect happy life, but they work day and night. I was really surprised! I am glad being a student of such great teachers, upon asking about it they replied me like this “this is my work and I am meant for doing it”. One of them said me “find something you love to do and chase it until you get it”.
There will always be mental doubts in everyone but when you look at history of people in the past they just did it anyhow. According to Behavioral science by following passion, intuition we complete ourselves, it’s just what we are supposed to do. In other words we just exist and that’s not real living of life. But it not easy as we most of us let our inner voice drown in the ocean of darkness, doubt and insecurities. As it is wisely quoted “if you don’t follow your dreams, you are committing spiritual suicide”.
To instantiate, consider Joy Mangano, starting from ordinary life, with passion now she is the self made millionaire and entrepreneur, Dr.Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa who was a migrant farm worker, now one of the best neurosurgeons in America who is also an author and researcher.
And one of the most inspiring stories which moved me is the story of Indian Administrative Officer Govind Jaiswal. He in his interview told that he used to think twice even to drink a cup of tea when he was preparing for one of the toughest entrance test in India. His message is that persistence and dedication are the keys to anything in this world in spite of rife disadvantages.
Every day time just goes on. It’s up to us what we do, living the life filled with passion and dedication. Without any knowledge and conscience, we pursue different paths and there persists an inescapable bewilderment for a clear path in vision and mind. When it becomes painful we look for easy things, which are the natural psychological behavioral evolution of human beings. By doing this we lose our nerves to follow our dreams and we acquire an average performing trait which is very difficult to beat later.
You might have heard regarding marshmallow experiment led by an eminent psychologist of the 20th century Walter Mischel at Stanford University. In their studies a child was offered a choice between one small reward provided immediately and two small rewards if they wait for short period. The researchers found that children who were able to wait longer for the preferred rewards tended to have better life outcomes, as measured by SAT scores, educational attainment, body mass index (BMI), and other life measures.
What I know after going through rough times is, it’s better to live a life with lots of adventures, discovering new things and experimenting so that we reach the core of our true self and everyday is a new day and we can make it for what is left unless today is lived well. So it’s not tomorrow or was yesterday. There’s only one right day that is today. In the end you may regret and realize” you are the captain of your ship”.