The word “aspiration” is defined as a hope or ambition of becoming or achieving something. Everyone of us have a dream or a vague idea of how we want our lives to be but only some of us really know how to achieve the life truly worth living.
” We are reborn the day we find our true purpose in life” but is finding our purpose the all and end all? No,of course not! Knowing what we want to do and then actually accomplishing it are two very different concepts. then how do we it then? how to make our dreams turn into a reality? should we,like proper idealists wait for our destiny and fate to knock on our doors and just go with the flow? no, our destiny is what we make of it and even if there is something out there with our name on it which is solely meant for us we still have to walk over there and grab it right? you can’t just go aimlessly in life wishing and hoping that you’ll reach the destination you’re meant to without even looking at the map. COMMON SENSE
THEN HOW DO WE DO IT?
PLAN -Let’s say you want to be an astronaut. the first thing that will pop into your head is HOW? what should i do to become one? how much marks should i score? what colleges do i need to look out for? are there any entrance exams and if there are how to get started with the prep?
WITHOUT A PLAN YOU’RE LIKE A PILOT WHO DOESN’T KNOW WHERE HE IS GOING
A lot of us are tempted so say “Plans never work” and things never go the way we want them to and a lot of you are right,life in unpredictable but a plan gives us an idea of how much we need to work and in what direction we need to work on, what books we need to study from & how much time it will take . A plan prepares us for the worst case scenarios and even if things don’t go our way we can always change it.
If the plan doesn’t work change the plan not the goal
going with the flow may seem tempting but don’t be surprised if you end up somewhere dissapointing.
SELF CONFIDENCE : if you do not believe in yourself who else will? before starting out anything you must have the confidence and the courage and full belief in your own capabilities that you can do it that no matter what happens you have what it takes to do it. Self confidence is like a fuel it will light up the fire inside you that the whole world is trying to dim. So chin up and have faith in yourself ok?
Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are
HARD WORK – this one is pretty obvious but you can’t expect to be a topper in your school and college by doing absolutely nothing. It is the prerequisite for almost everything. Let us be honest those who don’t work hard for their dreams and those who are not willing to execute their plans will find it really hard to achieve anything and their aspirations will just stay mere aspirations. planning is important but a plan without proper execution and hard work will never fulfill it’s purpose.
You get what you work for not what you wish for
NO COMPARISON – too often we get entangled in the web of comparing our lives with others, we see someone faring better than us and automatically our self worth and confidence takes a dip and we lose our motivation. We think ” we can never be as good as her/him, it’s impossible” well my advice for all those who like to see others and judge their self worth by what others say and feel about them is to STOP RIGHT NOW ! just stop it. A wise man once said, “life is like a race” and indeed it is if you keep focusing on what others are doing rather than focusing on yourself you will not only lose the race but also divert from your tracks. You should never compare yourself with anyone else except the person looking back at you in the mirror. Strive to be a better person than you were yesterday,strive to score better than you did yesterday, try to improve your skills try to grow yourself and compare yourself only with the person who you were yesterday because it’s only YOU and YOU ONLY who can change your life and other’s failure and success shouldn’t bother you because their lives have nothing to do with yours.
COMPARISON WITH YOUR OWN SELF BRINGS IMPROVEMENT AND WITH OTHERS IT BRINGS DISCONTENT
KEEP THINGS TO YOURSELF – This isn’t just a superstition it’s reality although telling others does brings a sense of credibility in us but in reality our plans should be our own and before saying a lot of big words from a small mouth we should just sit back and let things unfold. Instead of prophesying your success let life prove it. Someone important’s disapproval like friends and family can shave away your self confidence faster than a blade so instead of telling your plans you should execute them silently
STAY AWAY FROM NEGATIVITY AND NEGATIVE PEOPLE – when we are embarking on a journey to achieve our goals the last thing we need is someone’s negative opinion and attitude weighing us down. The journey of achieving our dreams is often hard and long and filled with obstacles and we will be facing enough negativity and challenges as it is and the last thing you want is for someones to come and throw their bad vibes at you. People who don’t make you feel good about yourself people who are not goal oriented and are callous with their lives people with habits that you don’t want to ever rub off on you should be the ones you need to stay away from. They can be your friends, your neighbors , your family but the bottom line is that our mind and our personality cannot ever thrive with negative and unproductive people who never change themselves and keep on complaining instead of going out and doing something about it. Be with the kind of people who inspire you to work hard, people with admirable qualities that you wish to develop in your own self. People who light the fire inside of you and give you strength when you need it.