How Far Should You Stretch Yourself?

Do you talk to yourself? Do you sometimes ask what do I want from life? What are my short-term and long-term goals? What is the one thing I want to achieve from my life? What’s my passion? How far I can go to achieve one thing that I always wanted?

If not, you better do as it will result in giving you a sense of direction and keeping you focused/motivated till last.

They say that Sky is the limit and you should push yourself to reach the ultimate goal. But should sky be the limit? What do you think? Stop reading further and just close your eyes and ask yourself…should it be?

Hmm …

Guess you’ve figured out by now, it shouldn’t be. Because people have stretched themselves and beyond that sky, they’ve ultimately reached the moon!!! 🙂

Have you ever tried to understand what could be possible reasons of not stretching oneself? It could be:

  • Human nature to resist a change
  • Difficulty in getting out of comfort zone
  • Not enough self-motivation/dedication
  • Too much thinking of what others would say/think
  • Fear of failure/losing
  • Not knowing the inner capabilities/strengths

According to me, to achieve/accomplish anything one needs to do the following:

  • Don’t wait: One should not wait for a gradual change; it should start immediately once you’ve realized the importance of it. Trust me, those who wait, they’re just trying to fool themselves or running from that thing
  • Find ways which can keep you motivated: As written in the book The-Alchemist by Paulo Cohelo, ‘when you really want something to happen, the whole world conspires to help you achieve it.’ Believe it this is so damn true!!
  • Do everything you can: Try out each and everything you can do lest you don’t have to regret later
  • Wait till last, things will happen: Don’t lose hope, stay self-motivated. You’ll get what you set out to achieve. It’s just a matter of time. Some people get it early, some people get it later but it’s the journey that matters not the destination
  • Everything happens for GOOD: Believe me, coming from my experience, every damn thing happens for a good, you just realize the same later. The college in which didn’t get admission, the interview that you didn’t clear or the girl/boy that you didn’t end-up marrying all happens for some bloody good reason which you my friend will surely realize later. For more inspiration, read this OR watch recently released Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

Without going into that philosophical mode, would like to end this with this amazing video. DO WATCH!

Would love to hear what you think on this!


2 thoughts on “How Far Should You Stretch Yourself?

  1. chhavimjn says:

    Wonderful piece! Came out.. or atleast I read it on a day I could really use some motivation Everything happens for a reason, and it always turns out to be a bloody good one!! True!

    Regards Chhavi Mahajan

    On Sun, Aug 11, 2013 at 11:15 PM, RandomNomics


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