Urja Mahesh Karia
Dreams! The bigger the dreams, the more we try and look into the future, and when we analyze the ways in which we can fulfill our dreams, the end point seems impossible. One thing that I have learned over the years is that big or small, Dreams are dreams. It is very much obvious that when we think about something we wish to do, it wont happen out of the blue, right at the very moment, it takes time, but for that to happen, we have to take the first step. To start. For that, we must keep faith and take the step even if we do not see the staircase.
We can decide what we want to do or what dreams we want to fulfill. But, to start working towards it, that is when things get tough. Not everyone can believe that they can fulfill their dreams. Why not, do they think they are inferior or they cannot work over it? No. because they either feel overwhelmed (for success) or they are afraid (of failure). Everyone, I repeat every single person has whatever it needs to complete their goals or dreams. It is just the outlook of each person that matters. It is how you look at things, how you manage your abilities towards the one thing you want to do.
It is ok to feel tired or keep waiting for happiness. Even if you take baby steps, it counts to your success, because, ‘something is always better than nothing’. There’s no perfect time. You’ve just gotta put one foot in front of the other and go.
SO, How to get started?
Firstly when you know what you want, work on making it come true. WHICHEVER WAY YOU CAN. Want to be a writer? Start doing things towards it, Read books, improve your vocabulary, take some content writing courses, start blogging, you cannot be a professional, unless you practise with the small stuff. Do you want to clear your CS or CA exams. Make a plan. Prepare your time table, study for the exams, don’t go for questions people say are important as in professional exams. Everything is important and read up all the informationm that you can consume. The same goes with anything that you want to acheieve. Do something always.
Now, It is your turn to make it happen for yourself. Instead of taking big jumps take small steps, break it up and do the things one by one. Fill up your calendar, give yourself deadlines and complete your work within those. Now, the next time you hear yourself say, I’ll do it tomorrow or I’ll do it later. Stop right there. Instead of saying, I’ll do this someday.. be in a habit of saying, “I am doing this right now, I am starting with whatever I can and I know I am successful”. Amend your thoughts and tell yourself, “I cannot be certain of any tomorrow. I only have today and whatever I have to do I’ll start with it right now, on whatever level that I can”.
YOU CAN ACHIEVE ANYTHING YOU WANT, ANYTHING. JUST BELIEVE YOU CAN. EVERYONE IS SPECIAL. OUR CREATOR IS SAME AND HE WOULDN’T DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN ANY OF HIS BEAUTIFUL CREATIONS. NOW REMEMBER THIS AND DON’T LET ANYONE TELL YOU OTHERWISE.
As Mark Twain said, “The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex, overwhelming tasks into small, manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one”.
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